Royal wedding: Newlyweds head to evening reception after Meghan given ring belonging to Diana

Harry drove his new wife from Windsor Castle in a silver blue classic convertible Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero

Laura Elston,Alison Kershaw
Saturday 19 May 2018 22:04 BST
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Newlyweds Harry and Meghan are attending a wedding reception alongside 200 guests with the bride wearing a ring which belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Harry appears to have given his bride a wedding day gift - an impressive, emerald cut aquamarine ring which belonged to his late mother.

Meghan was seen with the large gem on her right hand as the couple made their way to their evening do.

Diana died when Harry was just 12 after she was killed in a car crash in Paris.

Meghan switched from her formal pure white wedding gown to a lily white halter neck by Stella McCartney for the black tie evening do.

The US star - now a duchess and an HRH - is giving a speech at the party, which is being hosted by her father-in-law the Prince of Wales.

Harry drove his new wife from Windsor Castle in a silver blue classic convertible Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero which was originally manufactured in 1968 and has been converted to electric power.

The happy couple waved and smiled as they headed to meet their friends at the celebration, which is expected to stretch into the early hours.

Meghan wore shoes from Aquazurra and her hair was styled for the reception by George Northwood.

The car's number plate bore the date of the wedding - E190518.

Guests were able to rest and change before the start of the evening celebrations following the lunchtime reception in the castle's medieval St George's Hall hosted by the Queen.

The closest friends of the newlyweds will be among those in attendance including Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney and other confidantes such as Benita Litt and designer Misha Nonoo.

The 17th century royal residence stands about half a mile south of Windsor Castle in Windsor Home Park.

It offers the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex the privacy to celebrate their marriage away for the cameras.

The name Frogmore is derived from the frogs which have always lived in the low lying marshy area.

It was built in around 1680 by Charles II's architect and in 1923, the Queen's parents - the future George VI and Queen Elizabeth - spent part of their honeymoon there.


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