Cute moment that made hearts melt across world
THE GORGEOUS PAGEBOYS AND FLOWERGIRLS STOLE THE SHOW AS THEY FOLLOWED MEGHAN DOWN THE AISLE, WRITES KERRY PARNELL
MEGHAN may have had a showstopping dress but the children who followed her down the aisle stole the limelight.
The adorable flowergirls and pageboys who trailed behind Meghan melted hearts as they could not contain their excitement at their big moment.
They were incredibly well-behaved and looked after not only each other but Meghan’s grand veil as well.
Seven-year-old twins Brian and John Mulroney dutifully carried Meghan’s 4m-long Givenchy veil, shrieking with excitement when the trumpet fanfare broke out — their unabashed joy the picture of the wedding.
The rest of the party was made up of flowergirls Remi and Rylan Litt, six and seven — Rylan charmingly wiping her eyes and possibly her nose with the back of her hand in church; Princess Charlotte, 3, whose perfect royal wave was immediately turned into a GIF; Florence van Cutsem, 3, Ivy Mulroney, 4, and two-year-old Zalie Warren, who kept looking for her mum. The other pageboys were Jasper Dyer, 6, and Prince George, 4.
Despite the risk of having a tiny twoyear-old in the bridal party with no maid of honour to corral them, the older girls and boys charmingly looked after the younger ones.
The only other children in attendance at the ceremony were Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s children, Lady Louise Windsor, 14, and her brother James, Viscount Severn, 10, who are both renowned for being impeccably behaved
and who sat quietly in the chapel throughout the service. Prince Harry — the king of kids — made time to giggle and wave at James before the ceremony started.
Sadly there was no sign of Mia Tindall in the church — Zara and Mike Tindall’s feisty four-year-old — who is always getting up to mischief.
The bridal party was refreshingly made up of the children of both Meghan and Harry’s close friends, rather than members of the aristocracy, in the same egalitarian way they selected the guest list for the wedding itself.
It was a new generation of pageboys and bridesmaids for a new generation of royals.
Harry and Meghan’s wedding guests donated money to Chiva Projects, Crisis, Corporal Scotty, Myna Mahila, Surfers Against Sewage, Street
Games, and Wilderness UK in lieu of gifts.