In Pictures: The British Royal Wedding
Martin Parr, Stuart Franklin, Thomas Dworzak, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, and Chris Steele-Perkins captured the weekend's Royal Wedding celebrations around the country
On Saturday, 19th of May, Prince Harry married Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, inside the walls of Windsor Castle. The engagement of the American actress to Harry, the second son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, was formally announced by Clarence House on the 27th November, 2017.
Expectations for the day were mixed, with a reported drop in registered street parties around the country compared to the last royal wedding – that of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. The BBC, however, reported that it’s broadcast of the wedding was it’s most watched television event of the year, with 13.1 million viewers tuning in, making it the leading British TV event of 2018 so far.
Magnum photographers Martin Parr, Stuart Franklin, Thomas Dworzak, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Chris Steele-Perkins captured the celebrations, both official and community-led, around the country throughout the weekend. Martin Parr was in Manchester on the day in question, documenting street parties and a generally ebullient response to the wedding, while Thomas Dworzak – in London and Oxford over the weekend – offers a more staid view of celebrations. Stuart Franklin was in Windsor on Thursday, where some attendees were already camping out to secure a decent view of the newlyweds along the procession route, before he returned to London to photograph a community party. Gueorgui Pinkhassov travelled with the crowds by train to Windsor on Saturday, where he captured a more impressionistic vision of the Royal Wedding.