The Best Instagrams From The Royal Wedding

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In case you haven't heard: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot today. And the big day means big photo ops.
While the official wedding photographer was on the scene (actual Polish prince Alexi Lubomirski, who took the couple's engagement photos), many guests took charge of their own cameras (read: iPhones) and documented the festivities from their own points of view.
Now, there were a few limitations. Harry and Meghan reportedly sent out seven pages' worth of rules, including thorough security checks, limited bathroom hours, and a ban against medals and swords (!). When it came to photos, the couple instituted a strict "no cell phones and cameras" policy for both the ceremony and the post-wedding reception — so guests had to get creative with their Instagram posts and stories.
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We've rounded up a few of the day's highlights, including some behind-the-scenes looks at prepping for one of the biggest days of 2018.
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Troian Bellisario

Taking off her shoes to walk through the castle courtyard after the ceremony, Bellisario offered followers a look at the not-so-glam side of the Royal Wedding. Luckily, the royals had high heel-wearers covered, offering ladies complimentary slippers for the ride back home.
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Priyanka Chopra

This friend of the bride shared one of the most touching IGs after the wedding.

"Every once in a while there is a moment when time stands still.. that happened today..," Chopra wrote. "You my friend.. were the epitome of grace, love and beauty. Every choice made at this wedding by you both will go down in history, not just because it was your wedding but because this incredible wedding stood for change and hope. Both things that the world needs desperately. Thank you for being the perfect picture of all things good.. seeing your union and love blessed in front of my eyes Made me so happy.. and tear up! I wish you both love happiness and togetherness always."
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Oprah Winfrey

"It was dress-gate!" Oprah opens her video by thanking the team at Stella McCartney for helping her put together a last-minute outfit for the event after she realized her original dress photographed bright white — an unacceptable faux pas, Oprah says, which she quickly fixed.
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The young cellist stole the show with a beautiful rendition of "Ave Maria" as the newlyweds walked down the aisle. Kanneh-Mason met up with Bishop Michael Curry after the ceremony after Curry delivered an electrifying address to the congregation.
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Seeing us off. Flying baby style! @olympiaohanian

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Serena Williams

Williams' Royal Wedding Insta game was excellent: she walked us through her beauty routine, took plenty of fabulous outfit pics, and, of course, gave us a peek at baby Olympia seeing her parents off (next time, Olympia).
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Raw Mango & the Myna Mahila Foundation

The wedding guest list included entrepreneur Suhani Jalota. Jalota founded the Myna Mahila Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving women's menstrual hygiene. Markle has worked closely with Myna Mahila in the past, and plans to donate proceeds from the wedding to the organization.
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Freeloaders #royalwedding

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Patrick J. Adams

Markle's Suits co-star rolled up to the Royal Wedding with real-life wife Troian Bellisario and some fellow cast members, including Gina Torres and Sarah Rafferty. Adams' Instagram was full of Royal Wedding memories, even capturing a lovely Suits family reunion the night before.
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Violet by Claire Ptak

Everything about the Royal Wedding was engineered to be eminently photogenic — including the royal wedding cake by baker Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes. Ptak's multi-tiered masterpiece was flavored with syrup from elderflower trees at the Queen's own estate and topped with 150 fresh flowers.
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Kensington Palace

The palace's own Instagram page posted a video of the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex heading to their post-wedding reception, with Markle sporting a flowing white dress and her now-signature messy bun. Congrats to the happy couple!

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