Prince Harry and Meghan Markle steal the wedding of Princess Diana Niece

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle steal the wedding of Princess Diana Niece

No slipping in! Newlywed almost takes a tumble as royals descend on Lincolnshire for the wedding of Diana’s niece who wears the same tiara that the late Princess wore at her wedding

Well-wishers and local residents gathered to take photos of the newlyweds' big day
Well-wishers and local residents gathered to take photos of the newlyweds’ big day
The bride showed off her million-dollar smile as they left the church on Saturday
The bride showed off her million-dollar smile as they left the church on Saturday
Newlywed Celia beamed as she waved to waiting crowds outside the village church
Newlywed Celia beamed as she waved to waiting crowds outside the village church
Lady Sarah McCorquodale was every inch the proud mother at her daughter's wedding
Lady Sarah McCorquodale was every inch the proud mother at her daughter’s wedding
The family looked delighted as they emerged from the church following the ceremony
The family looked delighted as they emerged from the church following the ceremony

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a family wedding yesterday
Harry and Meghan attended the nuptials of Harry’s cousin Celia McCorquodale
Celia is the daughter of Princess Diana’s sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale
The bride wore the same tiara worn by Diana on her own wedding in 1981

The Duchess of Sussex came seconds from disaster when she tripped on her way into the wedding of Princess Diana’s niece yesterday.

Meghan, 36, narrowly avoided taking a tumble as she teetered in sky-high stilettos at the entrance to a village church.

Fortunately Prince Harry, 33, had a firm hold of his wife’s hand and helped her steady herself within moments.

The father-of-the bride held his daughter's hand as they made their way into the church
The father-of-the bride held his daughter’s hand as they made their way into the church
The beautiful bride was escorted to the church by her father Neil McCorquodale
The beautiful bride was escorted to the church by her father Neil McCorquodale
The society beauty styled the dress with a burgundy hat embellished with purple and gold
The society beauty styled the dress with a burgundy hat embellished with purple and gold
Lady Kitty, 27, donned a floaty floral-printed dress, believed to be by Dolce & Gabbana
Lady Kitty, 27, donned a floaty floral-printed dress, believed to be by Dolce & Gabbana
Earl and Countess Spencer spoke to Lady Jane Fellowes, right, outside the church
Earl and Countess Spencer spoke to Lady Jane Fellowes, right, outside the church

The newlyweds were on hand to watch Prince Harry’s cousin Celia McCorquodale tie the knot with George Woodhouse at St Andrew and St Mary’s Church in Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, on Saturday.

Bride Celia, daughter of Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Diana’s eldest sister, looked radiant in a white princess-style dress and the Spencer tiara, which was worn by her late aunt on her own wedding day in 1981.

The Spencer clan turned out in force for the traditional church service, with D&G model Lady Kitty Spencer and Diana’s siblings Earl Spencer and Lady Jane Fellowes among the congregation. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not attend.

All eyes were on the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they arrived alongside the bride’s brother and Prince Harry’s cousin, George McCorquodale.

Meghan, who this week made her first joint appearance with the Queen, showed off her signature laid-back style in a £3,922 patterned shirt dress by Oscar de la Renta.

The Canadian-born Countess Spencer opted for a flattering blue dress and white hat
The Canadian-born Countess Spencer opted for a flattering blue dress and white hat
Louis then greeted his cousin Prince Harry with a warm embrace outside the church, pictured
Louis then greeted his cousin Prince Harry with a warm embrace outside the church, pictured
Viscount Althrorp appeared relaxed as he chatted with the duchess, making them both smile
Viscount Althrorp appeared relaxed as he chatted with the duchess, making them both smile
Viscount Althrorp appeared relaxed as he chatted with the duchess, making them both smile
Viscount Althrorp appeared relaxed as he chatted with the duchess, making them both smile
Louis was a guest at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Windsor last month
Louis was a guest at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Windsor last month

She finished the look with a white mirrored clutch, white fascinator and delicate pointed-toe stilettos.

The elegant heels were the perfect addition to the outfit but proved problematic when Meghan had to walk down the grassy slope into the churchyard.

Meghan struggled with her footing and at one point leaned back as if she might fall.

Luckily she was able to right herself and barely broke her stride as she walked hand-in-hand into the church with her husband.

Prince Harry, 33, who remains close to his mother’s side of the family, matched his wife’s outfit with a vibrant blue tie.

The couple invited Celia, 29, and her now husband to their wedding four weeks ago and appeared delighted to return the favour.

They arrived at the venue alongside George McCrorquodale, who appeared to be making Meghan laugh with his jokes.

The duchess beamed as she was kissed on the cheek by Louis, Prince Harry's cousin
The duchess beamed as she was kissed on the cheek by Louis, Prince Harry’s cousin
Viscount Althorp, son of Earl Spencer, greeted Harry and Meghan outside the church
Viscount Althorp, son of Earl Spencer, greeted Harry and Meghan outside the church
The colour of the royal's relaxed maxi dress matched her husThe colour of the royal's relaxed maxi dress matched her husband's blue tieand's blue tie
The colour of the royal’s relaxed maxi dress matched her husband’s blue tie
The duchess opted for a draped blue and white shirt-style dress for the wedding
The duchess opted for a draped blue and white shirt-style dress for the wedding
The couple, pictured at the wedding, tied the knot themselves four weeks ago yesterday
The couple, pictured at the wedding, tied the knot themselves four weeks ago yesterday

The royal couple, who appeared keen to keep a low-profile, were greeted by the Spencer family outside the church.

Prince Harry’s cousin, Louis Spencer, 24, son of Earl Spencer, gave the couple a warm welcome, kissing Meghan on the cheek and embracing Harry in a hug.

The dashing Louis, Viscount Althorp, was recently dubbed Britain’s most eligible bachelor after turning heads at the royal wedding.

The bride, Celia, arrived at the church in a vintage 1910 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and walked into the church on the arm of her father, Neil McCorquodale.

Harry looked proud to have his new wife on his arm as they made their way into the church
Harry looked proud to have his new wife on his arm as they made their way into the church
The prince looked back to make sure his wife was managing to walk on the grass
The prince looked back to make sure his wife was managing to walk on the grass
The smiling duchess navigated the grass in a pair of white pointed heels
The smiling duchess navigated the grass in a pair of white pointed heels
George McCorquondale appeared to make a joke as the group made their way inside
George McCorquondale appeared to make a joke as the group made their way inside
The bride and groom kissed at the entrance to the church after the shoThe bride and groom kissed at the entrance to the church after the short servicert service
The bride and groom kissed at the entrance to the church after the short service

Her bridal train was carried by a pretty flower girl and she was accompanied by an array of bridesmaids. She carried a bouquet featuring white roses.

Other guests included Princess Diana’s brother Earl Charles Spencer and her sister Lady Jane Fellowes, who did a reading for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their wedding.

Prince Harry’s cousin, Lady Kitty Spencer, 27, was also at the wedding and looked stunning in a floral dress.

The ceremony lasted around 45 minutes and afterwards the wedding guests were invited back to a reception at Celia’s parents’ home nearby.

The Spencer Tiara was worn by Princess Diana at her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981, and worn by her on numerous occasions after her big day.

Celia, cousin of Prince William and Harry, was the picture of happiness on her wedding day
Celia, cousin of Prince William and Harry, was the picture of happiness on her wedding day
elia, cousin of Prince William and Harry, was the picture of happiness on her welia, cousin of Prince William and Harry, was the picture of happiness on her wedding dayedding day
elia, cousin of Prince William and Harry, was the picture of happiness on her wedding day
The bride and groom beamed at the entrance to the church after exchanging vows
The bride and groom beamed at the entrance to the church after exchanging vows
Prince Harry's wedding band was on show as he arrived for the church service on Saturday
Prince Harry’s wedding band was on show as he arrived for the church service on Saturday
The newlyweds arrived hand-in-hand for the wedding in Lincolnshire yesterday
The newlyweds arrived hand-in-hand for the wedding in Lincolnshire yesterday

The tiara is a family heirloom that was also worn by all of Diana’s sisters on their wedding days.

The headpiece, which was made by Garrads in the 1930s, has an elaborate design of stylised flowers decorated with diamonds in silver settings.

Harry and Meghan arrived alongside his cousin, George McCorquondale, far left
Harry and Meghan arrived alongside his cousin, George McCorquondale, far left
The new Duchess of Sussex stunned in a long-sleeved blue-and-white shirt dress and white fascinator
The new Duchess of Sussex stunned in a long-sleeved blue-and-white shirt dress and white fascinator
Newlyweds Celia and George, centre, with parents Sarah and Neil McCorquodale, right, sister Emily, far right
Newlyweds Celia and George, centre, with parents Sarah and Neil McCorquodale, right, sister Emily, far right
Princess Diana's sister Lady Jane Fellowes, pictured, opted for a playful coat for the event
Princess Diana’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes, pictured, opted for a playful coat for the event
Mother-of-the-bride Lady Sarah McCorquodale, right, sister of Princess Diana at the wedding
Mother-of-the-bride Lady Sarah McCorquodale, right, sister of Princess Diana at the wedding

The tiara is now owned by Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer.

Princess Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, attended with his wife Karen Gordon
Princess Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, attended with his wife Karen Gordon
The couple held hands as they walked into the church ceremony in Linolnshire yesterday
The couple held hands as they walked into the church ceremony in Linolnshire yesterday
Newlywed Meghan looked stylish in a draped blue and white dress for the oNewlywed Meghan looked stylish in a draped blue and white dress for the occasionccasion
Newlywed Meghan looked stylish in a draped blue and white dress for the occasion
Meghan looked at ease as she greeted Harry's cousin Louis, Viscount Althorp, at the wedding
Meghan looked at ease as she greeted Harry’s cousin Louis, Viscount Althorp, at the wedding
D&G model and muse Lady Kitty Spencer, pictured, also attended the family wedding
D&G model and muse Lady Kitty Spencer, pictured, also attended the family wedding
Celia wore the Spencer tiara, which was worn by Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles in 1981
Celia wore the Spencer tiara, which was worn by Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles in 1981
Celia, daughter of Lady Sarah McCorquodale tied the knot with George Woodhouse, pictured
Celia, daughter of Lady Sarah McCorquodale tied the knot with George Woodhouse, pictured
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the wedding of Celia McCorquodale yesterday
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the wedding of Celia McCorquodale yesterday

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