Prince Harry has given his new wife Meghan Markle a touching wedding gift, previously belonging to his late mother, Princess Diana.
The newly-appointed Duke of Sussex gave his wife the poignant gift, an emerald-cut aquamarine ring, before continuing their celebrations on Saturday evening.
Meghan wore the large gem on her right hand as the couple made their way to their evening reception.
The newlyweds drove the short distance from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House for their evening reception in a classic Jaguar convertible with the top down.
Meghan, newly named by the Queen as the Duchess of Sussex, wore a white gown with a high neck and bare shoulders made of silk crepe and designed by Stella McCartney for the reception.
She wore shoes from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh, with soles painted in baby blue. Meghan’s hair was in a relaxed up do, styled by George Northwood, and she tucked loose strands behind her ears amid the breeze as they headed to Frogmore House.
Harry wore a tuxedo. Both had big smiles as Harry opened the car door for his bride.
The silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero was originally manufactured in 1968 and now runs on electricity. The car’s number plate bore the date of the wedding – E190518.
Only 200 guests made up of close friends and family have been invited to the reception, which is hosted by Harry’s father, Prince Charles.
It follows a larger lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen.
The lunch menu included a range of produce sourced from across the United Kingdom.
Guests enjoyed langoustines from the North West Coast of Scotland, Scottish Smoked Salmon, asparagus from the Cotswolds and Cured Cumbrian Ham.
Fitting additions to the menu also included Lamb and Pork from the Windsor Estate and Heritage Tomatoes from Sussex.
The reception also included the cutting of their wedding cake, which featured elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham.
The couple’s cake was elderflower themed, featuring ingredients sourced from Windsor estate. Source: PA
Ingredients were sourced from the estate’s elderflower trees, while the cake consisted of a light sponge uniquely formulated for the couple.
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The cake was decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers, mainly British and in season, including peonies and roses.
Guests invited to Frogmore House, a royal estate in Windsor Home Park, were given a few hours after the lunch to rest and change outfits. Meghan had planned to make a speech at the evening event.
The streets of Windsor remain thronged with members of the public celebrating the royal wedding.