British royal family thanks those who celebrated wedding - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

British royal family thanks those who celebrated wedding

Posted: Updated:
LONDON -

The royal family, blessed with fantastic weather and a buoyant public mood at the royal wedding, has thanked people who attended or watched Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle.

The family tweeted its thanks late Saturday night while Harry and his bride were attending a private soiree hosted by Harry’s father, Prince Charles.

“Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world,” the royals said.

The happy couple arrived in style — with Harry at the wheel of a rare, 1968 Jaguar sports car converted to electric power. He wore a tightly fitting tuxedo — shades of James Bond — while Markle wore a white Stella McCartney number.

Kensington Palace did not release details, but photographs showed Markle, now known formally as the Duchess of Sussex, wearing a large, emerald-cut aquamarine ring that had belonged to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, to the reception.

The prominent display of the ring, which Diana wore often, was one more sign of the royal couple’s desire to honor Harry’s late mother, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997.

Diana’s older sister gave a formal reading during the ceremony and many of her relatives were in attendance despite Diana’s bitter divorce from Prince Charles, Harry’s father.

The royal newlyweds took a short trip through Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage, to the delight of thousands of well-wishers. The crowd roared as Harry and Meghan emerged from St. George’s Chapel and kissed at the top of the steps. (May 19)

The spectacular photos and footage of the wedding and procession that followed were seen around the world, leaving a lingering feeling of romance in the air.

Former Cabinet minister Peter Mandelson told ITV Sunday that the wedding was so moving that he is now considering proposing marriage to his longtime partner.

“People all over the country are going to feel inspired, they are all going to want to run out and get married now,” he said.

Mandelson said the recent marriages of the princes William and Harry have done wonders for the monarchy.

“I think they have probably secured the royal family and the monarchy for a long time to come,” he said.

Adele posted a message Sunday wishing the couple well and honoring the memory of Diana.

“Congratulations Meghan and Harry,” she said on Instagram. “You’re the most beautiful bride. I can’t stop thinking of how happy Princess Diana is upstairs x.”

Harry and Markle spent their first night as a married couple at Windsor Castle. They are breaking with tradition by delaying a honeymoon, and are expected to return to their living quarters at Kensington Palace in central London.

Harry and Markle will fulfill their first royal engagement as a married couple Tuesday when they attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace to honor Prince Charles and his charity work. Charles will mark his 70th birthday later this year.

Before the wedding, Markle said she wanted to take up royal duties immediately. She has long been active in support of a number of causes and charities.

Palace officials have been vague about Harry and Markle’s honeymoon plans, but they are expected to take a honeymoon in the near future.

No destination has been announced, and the couple may choose a place where they can relax without being trailed by photographers.

Harry took Markle on holiday in Botswana when they were dating and it is possible he will choose one of his favorite African locations for the idyll.

___

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Hayden man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

    Hayden man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

    Sunday, October 14 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-10-14 19:11:51 GMT
    Bob Legasa -  FacebookBob Legasa - Facebook

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Hayden, Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. Legasa says in the post: "My hunting partner Greg Gibson and I surprised a Sow grizzly and her cub as we were moving in on some Elk. We walked up to with in 12 yards when we all saw each other And before I could even reach for my bear spray she was at full charge.

    >>

    BOZEMAN, Mont. - A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Hayden, Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. Legasa says in the post: "My hunting partner Greg Gibson and I surprised a Sow grizzly and her cub as we were moving in on some Elk. We walked up to with in 12 yards when we all saw each other And before I could even reach for my bear spray she was at full charge.

    >>
  • Woman pleads innocent to murder by reason of insanity

    Woman pleads innocent to murder by reason of insanity

    Sunday, October 14 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-10-14 23:05:39 GMT
    Luke HollisterLuke Hollister

    COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - A woman accused of fatally shooting a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, man in Colfax, Washington, has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. The Spokesman-Review reports Ashley Myers entered the plea to second-degree murder Friday in Whitman County Superior Court.    Insanity pleas allow for the defense to argue for a potential commitment to a psychiatric facility instead of prison. 

    >>

    COLFAX, Wash. (AP) - A woman accused of fatally shooting a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, man in Colfax, Washington, has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. The Spokesman-Review reports Ashley Myers entered the plea to second-degree murder Friday in Whitman County Superior Court.    Insanity pleas allow for the defense to argue for a potential commitment to a psychiatric facility instead of prison. 

    >>
  • Driver okay after car windshield impaled by plywood on Florida highway

    Driver okay after car windshield impaled by plywood on Florida highway

    Sunday, October 14 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-10-14 18:40:53 GMT
    Brevard County Fire RescueBrevard County Fire Rescue

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla - As per usual, something crazy happened in Florida, but this time luckily no one was seriously hurt. A driver walked away with minor scrapes after an unsecured sheet of plywood impaled the windshield of their car. According to NBC-2, the car was traveling on I-95 when the sheet of plywood fell out of a pickup truck and pierced the windshield of the car traveling behind. 

    >>

    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla - As per usual, something crazy happened in Florida, but this time luckily no one was seriously hurt. A driver walked away with minor scrapes after an unsecured sheet of plywood impaled the windshield of their car. According to NBC-2, the car was traveling on I-95 when the sheet of plywood fell out of a pickup truck and pierced the windshield of the car traveling behind. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

    US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-10-15 13:57:02 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. - The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. The proposal would advance the administration's agenda of establishing American "energy dominance" on the world stage. It's tantamount to an end-run around West Coast officials who have rejected private-sector efforts to build new coal ports.

    >>

    BILLINGS, Mont. - The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. The proposal would advance the administration's agenda of establishing American "energy dominance" on the world stage. It's tantamount to an end-run around West Coast officials who have rejected private-sector efforts to build new coal ports.

    >>
  • Sears, inundated by debt, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Sears, inundated by debt, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-10-15 12:48:30 GMT

    NEW YORK - Sears is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, inundated by debt and falling sales, said Monday that it would begin liquidation sales and close another 142 stores before the end of the year. The company that dominated the American retail landscape in the 20th century joins a long list of stores ravaged by changing technology and shopping patterns.

    >>

    NEW YORK - Sears is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, inundated by debt and falling sales, said Monday that it would begin liquidation sales and close another 142 stores before the end of the year. The company that dominated the American retail landscape in the 20th century joins a long list of stores ravaged by changing technology and shopping patterns.

    >>
  • WATCH: California deputies use Doritos to lure wayward pig back home

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-10-15 12:26:40 GMT

    HIGHLAND, Calif. - Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home. The pig was running around a neighborhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received the call Saturday. One of the deputies had Doritos in her lunch bag. Video shows the deputy leaving a trail of the chips, which the pig followed.

    >>

    HIGHLAND, Calif. - Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home. The pig was running around a neighborhood when the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office received the call Saturday. One of the deputies had Doritos in her lunch bag. Video shows the deputy leaving a trail of the chips, which the pig followed.
      

    >>