5/21/2018 2:18:31 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
“I'm proud to be a woman and a feminist,” Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, has announced on the royal website after marrying Prince Harry, named the Duke of Sussex by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, following the royal wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor, on May 19.
The official profile of the 36-year-old American former actor on the palace website lists her achievements, even highlighting her quote from a 2015 United Nations conference in New York where she proclaimed herself a feminist.
The website says that, from a young age, the duchess has had “a keen awareness of social issues and actively participated in charitable work”.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are starting their married lives at home in Nottingham Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace.
The grand finale of the royal wedding at saw 200 people join a black-tie dinner and evening celebrations which ended with an explosion of fireworks at the 17th century Frogmore House in Windsor.
Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles, staged the the black-tie evening dinner for the couple, who arrived in a 1968 Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero that ran on electric power. The car lent by Prince Charles featured the registration E190518 – their wedding date.
Breaking with tradition, the duchess gave a speech in which she is thought to have thanked the royal family for welcoming her into the fold. Prince Harry reportedly told guests he and his wife made “such a great team” and, turning to her, said: “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
The newlyweds are said to have eschewed a slow first dance for livelier tunes, from 1960s rhythm and blues to the dance hits of the 1980s
Earlier an estimated 100,000 people had lined Windsor’s streets for a glimpse of the bride and groom on their carriage procession following the noon service at St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle.
Thousands strained to take pictures of the bride in the simple, elegant white dress with an elaborate five-metre-long veil, hand-embroidered with flowers from 53 Commonwealth countries and held in place with the Queen Mary diamond and platinum tiara lent to her by the Queen.
The identity of the wedding dress designer, British-born Clare Waight Keller at the French fashion house Givenchy, remained a secret until the moment the bride stepped out of her bridal car at the chapel.