When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got engaged, everyone wanted as many details as possible about their wedding. How soon would it be? Where would they hold the ceremony? Would Meghan Markle's dad be in attendance? What celebrities were going to show up?
In due time, we got all our answers. It was somewhat of a groundbreaking ceremony for the royal family. Markle, having previously been married, was the first divorcee to join the family. She was also the first African-American person to marry a British royal.
One of the biggest names in attendance for Harry and Meghan's special day was none other than Oprah Winfrey. The iconic celebrity recently opened up about her experience at the royal wedding in the latest edition of The Oprah Magazine.
I was unprepared for the depth of emotion I felt stepping onto the grounds of Windsor Castle. It literally took my breath away. I exclaimed out loud to no one in particular: ‘Whoa! This right here is a whole ‘nother level!'
And I thought immediately of the history, the legacy, the astounding moment Meghan Markle was stepping into. And what it would take to be prepared for such a moment. The life she was leaving behind and the new world to which she was rising—all part of a destiny she helped design.
Oprah went on to talk about how Harry and Meghan's vows inspired her, and how she thinks their union will change the world.
It gave us hope, that wedding. Hope that we can all do what Mara Gay described in her New York Times opinion piece as ‘imagining the day when we wake up and remember who we want to be.'
We all want to feel as radiant, joyful, and alive as Meghan looked on her way down the aisle to meet Harry. Both of them were glowing with happiness. I can’t wait to see the goodness that will come from their union.
Goodness that I know for sure will help change the way the world thinks about what is possible, even more than it already has.
Oprah was very aware of how important this day was for not only Meghan Markle, but also people around the world. The day before the wedding, Oprah realized she needed to change her outfit.
"Realized Friday morning the beige dress I was planning to wear to Royal ceremony would photograph too “white” for a wedding," she wrote on Instagram. "Her team did this overnite. Hat is vintage @philiptreacy been in my closet since 2005 with new feathers. OMG was this an extraordinary day!"
Thank you @stellamccartney ! Realized Friday morning the beige dress I was planning to wear to Royal ceremony would photograph too “white” for a wedding.Her team did this overnite. Hat is vintage @philiptreacy been in my closet since 2005 with new feathers. OMG was this an extraordinary day! #Harry&Meghan #RoyalWedding #Lovedeveryminute
“In the picture the [original] dress looked white, not cream. I googled, ‘Can you wear white to a wedding? Answer ‘No don’t risk it,’" Oprah told British Vogue.
It's a little odd that Oprah had to google whether or not you can wear white to a wedding, considering that's a pretty well-known rule, but it's a good thing she did!