Barriers come down, TV networks pack up and rubbish collectors move in

As the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex began married life, a major clean-up operation was under way in Windsor after a wedding that wove royal tradition and African-American heritage into a modern sight, triumphing praise from many quarters.

Barriers were being taken down and trucks and lorries rowed wall street of the Berkshire town as international TV networks packed up and rubbish collectors moved in.

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A bin lorry acquires its lane down the Long Walk in Windsor. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/ PA

An guessed 100,000 parties had condescended on the town for the ceremony to catch a glimpse of the brand-new duchess in her Givenchy wedding gown with five-metre train and cloak comprised firmly by the Queen Mary diamond tiara, as she and Harry rode by open top landau through the street to Windsor Castle.

Inside the 15 th-century St George’s Chapel, -AList personalities including Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, and George and Amal Clooney sat alongside elderly royals, including the Queen and Prince Philip. The bride’s mother, Doria Ragland, 61, a yoga coach and social worker from Los Angeles, was her sole relative present.

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Prince Charles and Doria Ragland, baby of the bride, depart from St George’s chapel. Photograph: POOL/ Reuters

The service, one undoubted foreground of which was the rousing address by the Most Rev Michael Curry, the first pitch-black presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church, was watched by a Tv audience of hundreds of millions across the globe.

The 600 clients enjoyed a noon reception, hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle, at which Sir Elton John performed.

The bride and groom- she now in Stella McCartney and he in black tie- later drove in a silver-tongued off-color classic convertible E-type Jaguar loaned by Prince Charles to an evening receipt at nearby Frogmore House. The car’s registration E1 90518 indicated their marry time. In memory of Harry’s mother, the bride was wearing an emerald cut aquamarine ring once owned by Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave Windsor Castle in an E-type Jaguar after their marry. Photograph: Steve Parson/ AFP/ Getty Images

Fireworks lit up the skies of Windsor late at night following the exclusive dinner hosted by Prince Charles for 200 clients. TV emcee James Corden was said to have compered the night, and DJ Sam Totolee was said to have performed.

Many of the clients arrived by double-decker bus for the celebration, understood to have included a dinner, a” boozes of the world” themed bar and candy floss and” dirty burgers” as midnight snacks.

As normality returned to Windsor on Sunday morning, Naziq Hussain, administrator of Esquires Coffee house, told the Press Association:” Yesterday you couldn’t move here, but this morning it seems like a moderately average Sunday, except in cases of the TV crews.

” There was an articulated lorry taking the barriers away when I got into work at 7am. They were all taken down overnight. Really today you wouldn’t think anything happened. The clean-up operation began very soon afterwards. It’s very well planned and executed .”

The bride’s father, Thomas Markle Snr, 73, was unable to attend due to ill health, to move to dates of confusion before it was finally announced by Kensington Palace that Prince Charles would step in to walk her the final few steps to the altar. Watching on Tv in Mexico, where the retired lighting director lives, he was said to be very emotional.” I care I were there. I wish them all my adoration and merriment ,” he reportedly told US celebrity website TMZ .

” My babe is a duchess and I desire her so much. When you watch your child get married, every speculation goes through your imagination, every retention from the first day she was born, the first time I accommodated her. I will always regret not being able to be there and not being able to hold my daughter’s hand .”

None of the duchess’s other relatives were invited, including her half-siblings Samantha Markle, 53, and Thomas Markle Jnr, 51, both of whom had been vocal in their criticism of their sister ahead of the ceremony. Referring to them, her papa apparently lent:” I now pray Harry and Meghan can go on a nice honeymoon and remain and loosen, and that everything of my relatives will exactly shut up about everything .”

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