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