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Meghan Wears Diana's Aquamarine Ring to Evening Reception

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle have arrived in a converted electric Jaguar for their wedding reception at Frogmore House, after a multi-cultural wedding the likes of which Britain's royals and the millions watching have never seen before.  

 

Around 200 guests were due to join the couple at the evening event at the 17th-century Frogmore mansion in the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Meghan, wearing an aquamarine ring which once belonged to Princess Diana, was due to make a speech to guests.

 

They travelled in a silver blue open-top Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, which was originally manufactured in 1968 and now runs on electricity on her way to the English country house which stands in the home park of Windsor Castle and is part of the Crown Estate. It is only open to individuals on three days of the year. 

 

The bride's evening dress is designed by Stella McCartney and is a bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe, while her Aquazurra shoes are silky satin with soles painted in baby blue. 

 

Her hair, styled by George Northwood, was in a relaxed up do, with loose strands tucked behind her ears amid the breeze. She was spotted wearing the large ring on her right hand which once belonged to Harry's mother. 

 

A double decker coach full of guests arrived at the entrance to Frogmore House for the evening reception at 7.15pm. The coach had arrived from Coworth Park hotel in Ascot, where Princes Harry and William spent the night before the wedding. 

 

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie arrived in a black Bentley at 7.30pm while Sophie, Countess of Wessex, arrived just before 8pm in a Land Rover Discovery. 

 

Actor James Corden, who attended the ceremony earlier with his wife Julia Carey, is set to play the role of host and entertainer for the reception, it is reported. Guests invited to Frogmore House, a royal estate in Windsor Home Park, were given a few hours after the lunch to rest and change outfits. 

 

Earlier Meghan became the first mixed-race member of the royal family in an extraordinary journey for a girl born in LA to a white father and African-American mother who fought her way through the tough world of showbusiness to land a plum role in the TV series Suits.

 

Harry and Meghan's big day couldn't have been more different than royal weddings of the past, especially because the prince was visibly emotional throughout - and guests suggested it was the most diverse major event in the Queen's 66-year reign with heavy influences from the US and Meghan's mixed-race background. 

 

The prince had looked tearful when he saw his bride for the first time, grabbing her hand telling her: 'You look amazing - I missed you' before tenderly lifting her veil. They will spend their first night as a married couple at Windsor Castle and are expected to return to Kensington Palace in London on Sunday. 

 

The new Duke of Sussex also said 'thank you, pa' after his father Prince Charles walked the now Duchess of Sussex down the aisle of St George's Chapel, Windsor, having stepped in at the last moment for Meghan's father Thomas.  

 

 
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Re: Meghan Wears Diana's Aquamarine Ring to Evening Reception

So did the wedding guests all get invited to the lunch?

Only 200 invited to the dinner?

 

 

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@missy1. Yes, you've got it right.

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Re: Meghan Wears Diana's Aquamarine Ring to Evening Reception

Wow .......   how many carats is that aquamarine ring, anyway?

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@Tinkrbl44 WOWZA! Looks to be 15 or more.
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@KingstonsMomIG Beautiful post. What a glorious day.

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Re: Meghan Wears Diana's Aquamarine Ring to Evening Reception

She and Harry looked totally HOT driving off in that beautiful car.

 

Hot and Happy.

 

Good on them!

 

Oh, yeah, ant that ring is stunning for sure.

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Re: Meghan Wears Diana's Aquamarine Ring to Evening Reception

@missy1

 

Yes, all of the wedding guests were invited to the afternoon reception.  It was a stand up affair with food that was passed around.  Champagne too, I imagine.

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 During the evening reception, according to TMZ:

 

"At one point a grinning Prince Harry turned to his guests, asking: ‘Can anyone play the piano?’ before Sir Elton John gave a moving medley of four hits – Your Song, Tiny Dancer, Circle Of Life and I’m Still Standing.

 

‘He was incredible. It became like a mini-concert in the reception area,’ said one guest.

 

‘Some people were even crying.’

 

The reception included the cutting of the lemon and elderflower-flavoured wedding cake."

 

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Re: Meghan Wears Diana's Aquamarine Ring to Evening Reception

@Westshopper

 

Aquamarine is my March birthday birthstone.  I would love to have one that size. They are almost as expensive as diamonds.