Cute mo­ment that made hearts melt across world


The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - HARRY & MEGHAN -

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.

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