I have to point out the obvious… this was different…but in a good way.
1) Meghan broke with tradition and added some much needed sparkle to the occasion. It began with both of the happy couple saying, ‘I will’ rather than ‘I do.’ When Harry said if initially it caused a chuckle amongst those assembled. This struck a tone for the while wedding, which was relaxed and represented a modern celebration of love.
2) Sheku Kanneh-Mason!
I remember learning to play cello at school and it is one of the hardest instruments to perfect. I won a competition to have free tuition and was fairly skilled with music but the difficulty and awkwardness of the cello defeated me and I gave up. This guy @ShekuKM was a master of the art form. Apparently he recently won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and Prince Harry had seen him play. Obviously he had made his mark as Meghan Markle then rang him up in April and asked him to play at her wedding.
Playing three tunes – including Ave Maria, he looked calm and collected and delivered each of the melodies with ease.
3) She (Meghan) was definitely making a fresh mark on royal occasions when she invited a gospel choir to sing Stand By Me near the end of proceedings. The music choices and everything about the decor, with the elegant arch of flowers and twines above the doorway of St George’s Chapel, and simple yet radiant dresses, made this a wonderful sight to see.
I wish the lovely pair a wonderful, fruitful future.