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THE ROYAL WEDDING

Royal Family Members Including Kate Middleton and the Queen Arrive at St. George’s Chapel for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip Duke of Cambridge arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

They wouldn’t miss this for the world. The royal family has officially arrived at St. George’s Chapel minutes before the arrival of the groom, Prince Harry, and his best man Prince William. Leading the family members was Prince Charles and Camilla (Meghan Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, exited the first car of the caravan).

Queen Elizabeth II, who looked resplendent in a bright, elegant, flared Stuart Parvin dress in lime, lemon, purple, and grey printed silk, which she paired with a coordinating coat with a frogging fastening in lime silk tweed.

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 19: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Queen was followed by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, who turned heads on Saturday, May 19, in a Alexander McQueen dress at the royal wedding, just four weeks after giving birth to baby Louis. The Duchess, 36, flashed a welsh gold wedding band as she entered St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Palace, flashing a big smile as she strode into the castle, ushering a herd of young bridesmaids and page boys into the chapel.

Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Meghan Markle’s friend, Canadian fashion stylist Jessica Mulroney (2L) hold bridesmaids hands as they arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Jane Barlow / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JANE BARLOW/AFP/Getty Images)

While the rest of her immediate family all had an official role in the wedding—her husband, Prince William, acted as Prince Harry’s best man, and her son and daughter, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were a page boy and a bridesmaid, respectively—Kate was free to enjoy the wedding from the pews.

The Duchess made her first post-baby outing on Thursday just ahead of the wedding when she joined the rest of the royal family in last-minute wedding preparations in Windsor. She was joined by other family members as well as Doria Ragland, mother of the bride.

Middleton’s family also made their way into the chapel about one hour prior to the ceremony, with Pippa Middleton (who made a memorable splash at her older sister’s 2011 nuptials) walking alongside mom Carole, father Michael and brother James.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Other members of the royal family, including Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Princess Beatrice and Princess Anne, Princess Royal, also made memorable appearances in the run-up to the ceremony itself.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Princess Beatrice and Princess Anne, Princess Royal (rear) attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George’s Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle’s Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Kate and William wed more than seven years ago, on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey, with a guest list of approximately 1,900 and 72 million viewers worldwide taking part virtually via YouTube livestream.

Follow along with The Knot as we continue our coverage of the Royal Wedding 2018.