The royal wedding: Photographers pick their favourite photos

Updated: May 20, 2018, 01:40 PM(IST)

The American actress Meghan Markle married England's Prince Harry on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture. A number of commentators called it a 'modern' wedding

Meghan reacts as she rides in a carriage with her husband Prince Harry

John Sibley: "After waiting in my position for more than eight hours, you get just a few seconds to capture a good photo as they pass. You can end up with nothing if they are both looking in the other direction. Luckily, Meghan was looking towards me, smiling and displaying her wedding ring."

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan ride a horse-drawn carriage

Benoit Tessier: "After installing my equipment, I had a long wait before seeing the couple. After six hours, they finally passed by. Meghan seemed very excited."

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan wave as they ride a horse-drawn carriage

Damir Sagolj: "It's all about a couple of beautiful, happy people on their big day, and the picture of them smiling and waving to the crowd of well-wishers in a beautiful light is exactly what I was looking for. The UK flag was held by one of the royal fans who had been camping near the Cambridge gate for a few days - that flag in the same frame is the bonus that would always make a picture special."

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Royal fans arrive ahead of the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry to Meghan Markle

Peter Nicholls: "Most rewarding was being here painfully early ahead of the throngs -- fully nine hours in advance -- and ending up with a favourite picture that I hadn't expected. The hope was I'd have beaming newlyweds looking straight at me. That wasn't to be. But at least I was able to retire knowing I'd done all I could to be in the right place."

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Britain's Princes Harry and William greet well-wishers outside Windsor Castle

Dylan Martinez: "To say lots of planning went into this wedding would be like saying there's lots of sand in the Sahara. I loved this picture as I had a hunch the royal brothers would do a little walkabout on the eve of Harry's wedding and they did. Nice shot showing genuine fans."

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan ride a horse-drawn carriage

Toby Melville: "I like this frame because it has room to breathe. I like the shape of the carriage route and road curving and drifting off diagonally for the eye to follow up to the castle in the background. It gives a small taste of the scale and setting of this Disneyland wedding."

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A fan wears a bowler hat ahead of the wedding

Clodagh Kilcoyne: "For me, the bowler hat is such a quintessentially British look, especially when matched with the tweed jacket. I thought his choice of fan-paraphernalia of the U.S. and UK flags was as sartorially elegant as his outfit. It can be challenging covering the fans to find space for the principal in the image to stand out, as the location gets crowded quite quickly. Luckily here, a different angle, and a clear blue sky and tree cover, provided me with just that."

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People wearing face cutouts pose for pictures

Marko Djurica: "This is my favourite image as it shows the pure joy of children having fun during the wedding, which can be too straight and official for them. When covering events as big as this, you have to focus on small details, which can sometimes be very difficult to see among thousands of people. Also I would say you have to be very lucky."

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Meghan Markle leaves the Cliveden House Hotel, for her wedding at St George's Chapel

Darren Staples: "This was the first time in the day that Meghan would be seen so it was important to get it right and publish it quickly. It was technically difficult as the car was moving and I was using flash to remove the reflections off the glass. Being only 5 foot 7 inches tall, the most challenging thing I find about shooting a royal wedding is seeing over the crowd with their selfie sticks and flags. Step ladders are not allowed so I carry a plastic stool."

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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle ride a horse-drawn carriage

Hannah McKay: "This is my favourite image because it captures a happy and relaxed moment between the couple as they are escorted in their carriage through Windsor. The most challenging thing was knowing precisely when to press the shutter to fill the frame perfectly: a second too late or a second too early can mean you miss the moment entirely."

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