Windsor - Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture.

In a medieval chapel at Windsor Castle that 39 English kings and queens have called home since 1066, Harry and Meghan exchanged vows watched up close by royals and celebrities.

Here are our 10 favourite things about the wedding.

Harry's happiness ... and his best bro

Prince Harry waved to well-wishers and was all smiles as he arrived at St George's Chapel in Windsor with Prince William. 

The dress 

Meghan's hotly anticipated wedding dress was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller of the French fashion house Givenchy. The stunning dress featured three-quarter length sleeves and a bateau neck and was accompanied by a beautiful veil representing the Commonwealth. The veil was five metres long and made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza.
The tiara
Meghan also wore a diamond tiara, on loan from Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth. Kensington Palace said: "The veil is held in place by Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara, lent to Ms. Markle by The Queen. The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893." She opted for earrings and a bracelet made by Cartier along with Givenchy shoes.

The kiss

The couple kissed on the steps of the 15th Century chapel, before delighting the sea of well-wishers, some of whom had camped for days to witness the spectacular show of British pomp and pageantry, by touring Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage.

Bishop Curry

Throughout the wedding, there were significant breaks with tradition, in particular when U.S. Episcopalian bishop Michael Bruce Curry delivered a passionate sermon that was a far cry from the sober tones of the Church of England. "There’s power in love. Do not underestimate it. Anyone who has ever fallen in love knows what I mean," said Curry in an energetic address that quoted Martin Luther King.

Meghan's mother

Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, 61, accompanied her daughter to the chapel in a vintage Rolls Royce and shed tears of emotion at several points during the ceremony.

Prince Charles walking Meghan down the aisle

Meghan was accompanied up the aisle of St George's Chapel by Harry's father, Prince Charles. Harry appeared to say: "Thanks Pa" to his father as he handed Meghan over to him and then added  "You look amazing!" to his beaming bride. Markle's own father Thomas Markle, 73, a former lighting director for TV soaps and sitcoms, pulled out of the ceremony this week, telling the U.S. celebrity website TMZ he had had heart surgery on Wednesday.
The children

Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, were among the children in the wedding party but the twin page boys who carried Meghan's veil stole the show. They are 7-year-old twins Brian Mulroney and John Mulroney, the sons of Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney.

The celebs

Among the raft of celebrity guests were tennis ace Serena Williams, the Clooneys, the Beckhams and Meghan's Suits co-stars.

And finally ... the look of love

Congratulations Harry and Meghan aka The Duke and Duchess of Sussex!

- Reuters, AFP and Bang Showbiz