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20th May 2018

Harry and Meghan had a complete break with tradition in their wedding speeches

There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Anna O'Rourke

Harry and Meghan’s big day was never going to be like any other wedding.

The couple gave the world a royal wedding to remember with unique details like a gospel choir and a fairly passionate American reverend.

They broke with tradition for their reception too, with both the bride and the groom choosing to give a speech.

They hosted 200 of their closest friends and family members at Frogmore House in Windsor.

Here's what Harry and Meghan said in their wedding speeches

After months of preparation and a week of drama which saw Meghan’s father Thomas Markle pull out from walking her down the aisle at the last minute, Harry praised Meghan for having “navigated everything with such grace.”

“We make such a great team,” he announced. “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”

The room reportedly broke out into applause when he referred to her as his wife for the first time.

Meghan, meanwhile, thanked her new in-laws for welcoming her to the family.

Here's what Harry and Meghan said in their wedding speeches

“Some people were even crying. I think it was just a very, really nice atmosphere to be in where everybody felt really loved,” wedding guest Suhani Jalota, founder of India-based Myna Mahila charity, told the Express.

“Essentially it was just about how Harry was as a child and growing up. And now just about the couple and how beautiful they are together.

“So I think it was just about their personalities and how they gel really well together,” she said.