How I Photographed the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

After months of painstaking work, I got the shot

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry waving during their carriage procession down the Long Walk after the Royal Wedding. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
One of my photographs of HRH Prince Charles in Stoke-on-Trent in 2017. Notice Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the distance to the right. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
The sign that greeted visitors to Windsor and Eton Central was replaced with a special “Harry and Meghan Central” version. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
HRH Prince William and Prince Harry on their now famous walkabout the evening before the Royal Wedding. Someone had handed Prince Harry a small teddy bear, which added emotion to my set of photographs. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
The first person asleep on the Long Walk by 8 p.m. — an achievement in itself given the loud noises of cheering and chatting. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
The evening before the Royal Wedding, the Long Walk was by far the fan-favourite place to be. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
On the morning of the Royal Wedding, those who had been camping out started to feel just how cold the night had been, and stayed wrapped in their sleeping bags. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
Countless police officers filed down the Long Walk on the morning of the Royal Wedding. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
British TV star Philip Schofield gleefully Snapchatted his golf cart journey along the Long Walk on the morning of the Royal Wedding. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
One of the more photogenic of the Long Walk waiters posed for this photograph for me. Note the union flag head wrap. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
Sussex police officer Lee Willis worked hard to entertain the crowds through the morning of the Royal Wedding. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
Doria Ragland could be seen crying next to her daughter on their drive to Windsor Castle on the morning of the Royal Wedding. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
Hundreds of people frantically fluttered Union Flags at the giant screens live-streaming That Kiss. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.
Meghan Markle smiling and waving directly at my camera, whilst Prince Harry looks in awe at the giant crowds. Copyright Benjamin Wareing.

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