Only a select 600 guests had the honor of seeing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say "I do" within the walls of St. George's Chapel. Now, some celebrities from that star-studded guest list are sharing what it was like, revealing their favorite moments from the royal wedding.
“I was there for my friend’s wedding and that to me was what was special,” polo player Nacho Figueras told Us Weekly at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. “I was very happy to be there for him. I was very happy to see him happy. I wish them all the best.”
Figueras attended the wedding with his wife and fashion designer, Delfina Blaquier, who shared specific moments that stood out to her. “I think walking inside [was the highlight],” she said. “The most beautiful part was when they walked out of the chapel. They were overwhelmed with happiness.”
Unsurprisingly, Blaquier also named Elton John’s performance as a highlight. Reportedly, Harry personally asked the music legend to perform at both of the receptions, and his guests definitely appreciated it. Gabriel Macht, one of Markle’s Suits costars described it as “incredible.”
“It was surprising to see Elton John play ‘I’m Still Standing,’ ” Macht told Entertainment Tonight. Reports say John performed a few tunes including "Your Song." “He’s still standing, he was incredible, and that was an incredible moment,” said Macht.
Sarah Rafferty, another one of Markle’s on- and off-screen pals, also reflected on what it meant to see her friend get married. “It was wonderful to get to see [Meghan] on that day…,” she said. “It was special. Seeing [Meghan] walk in on her own, in that moment before she met up with Prince Charles to walk the rest of the way, that was amazing.” We couldn’t agree more.
Not only was it an honor for these guests to attend the royal wedding, but seeing Meghan and Harry’s love story grow from the beginning was also incredibly special, they noted.
“The day that we all went to dinner two years ago in London, we were at a concert for Sentebale, [Prince Harry’s] charity…," Blaquier said. "And he told us he had met this girl and his eyes sparkled differently. So I knew it was a different girl." He added, “To tell you the truth, he was looking for a girl like Meghan to tag along with, to support him, and I’m so happy he found that. I think he found true love. Cheers to that!”
On the bride’s side, Macht felt the love too. “I think, overall, just to be a part of such an uplifting story, you know? A story of inclusion, love—and there’s so much stuff out there that’s so depressing and dark,” he said. “This was just a remarkable day to go and support her and the royal family and it was an amazing time.”