Barriers come down, TV systems 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 bridal that wove royal tradition and African-American heritage into a modern sight, triumphing accolade from numerous quarters.

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

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

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

Inside the 15 th-century St George’s Chapel, -AList fames including Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, and George and Amal Clooney sat alongside senior 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 highlight of which was the rousing address by the Most Rev Michael Curry, the first color presiding bishop of the US Episcopal Church, was watched by a Tv audience of hundreds of millions across the globe.

The 600 guests experienced a midday 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 blue classic convertible E-type Jaguar lent by Prince Charles to an evening receipt at nearby Frogmore House. The car’s registration E1 90518 showed their wed year. In memory of Harry’s mother, the bride was wearing an emerald cut aquamarine echoing formerly 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 bridal. Photograph: Steve Parsons/ AFP/ Getty Images

Fireworks lit up the skies of Windsor late at night following the exclusive dinner hosted by Prince Charles for 200 guests. 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” sucks of the world” themed forbid and candy floss and” grimy 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 quite average Sunday, except for 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. Actually 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, leading to dates of mistrust 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 desire and delight ,” he reportedly told US celebrity website TMZ .

” My newborn is a duchess and I affection her so much better. When you watch your child get married, every recollect goes through your memory, every recall from the first day she was born, the first time I accommodated her. I will always repent not being able to be there and not being able to hold my daughter’s hand .”

None of the duchess’s other relatives invited to participate, including her half-siblings Samantha Markle, 53, and Thomas Markle Jnr, 51, both of whom had been vocal in their review of their sister ahead of the ceremony. Referring to them, her papa reportedly included:” I now pray Harry and Meghan can go on a neat honeymoon and residue and tighten, and that all of my relatives will merely shut up about everything .”

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