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Royal Wedding: What the bride, groom and guests wore for the ceremony

Leading up to the Royal Wedding, every little detail was subject to public scrutiny — from what flavour the cake would be (it’s lemon-elderflower) to which celebrities were (Serena Williams! The Clooneys!) or were not invited. But none was more obsessively pored over as what Meghan Markle, now Her Royal Highness Duchess of Sussex, would wear on her big day.

Seconds after Markle stepped out of her car, Givenchy and The Kensington Palace confirmed Clare Weight Keller as the designer behind the dress. With a boatneck and a fuller silhouette, the subdued dress was complemented with a large veil and the Order of Splendor tiara, on loan from the Queen and was once worn by Queen Mary. Her jewellery of choice, a pair of diamond earrings from Cartier, was as pared back as the rest of her look.

Although all eyes were on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the 600 guests invited to the ceremony had to adhere to the strict dress code of “lounge suits” for the gents and “day dresses” for the ladies, which essentially entailed business suits and a combo of non-evening gowns topped with hats, respectively.

From the newly-weds themselves to the Beckhams, here, see what everyone turned up in for the wedding of the year.

(All images: Getty)

1

The newly wedded Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

2

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

3

Prince Harry and Prince William.

4

Queen Elizabeth II.

5

Charles, Prince of Wales and Britain; and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

6

Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton.

7

Victoria and David Beckham.

8

Serena Williams and Alex Ohanian Sr..

9

Amal and George Clooney.

10

Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan.

11

Idris Elba and fiancé Sabrina Dhowre.

12

Steven Furnish and Sir Elton John.

13

Oprah Winfrey.

14

Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra.

15

Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy.

16

Princess Eugenie of York.

17

Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and James Matthews.

18

Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

19

Earl Spencer and Karen Spencer.

20

James Blunt and Sofia Wellesley.

21

Cressida Bonas.

22

Polo player Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier.

23

Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy.