Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle tied the knot on Saturday at the St Georges Chapel in a event witnessed by close to 800 guests with an additional 1200 guest chosen from members of the public witnessing the wedding at the Windsor castle grounds.
Several prominent people from across the world graced the wedding as many followed the wedding proceeding as it was being streamed live.
Among the guest are 5 lucky Africans who witnessed the royal wedding:
1. Chelsy Davy of Zimbabwe
She is Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend. The two had met at Cape Town during Harry’s gap years. Davy had an on-off relationship with Prince Harry for seven years, from 2004 to 2011.
The jewelry designer who is currently living in South Africa is a Zimbabwean citizen who was born to a wealthy farmer and a beauty queen in the Zimbabwean town of Bulawayo.
2. Sabrina Dhowre of Somali descent
Sabrina Dhowre is an American actress of Somali origin. Sabina is engaged to British actor Idris Elba and she accompanied him to the royal wedding as he was in the list of invited guests.
Little is known about the Somali beauty,However American entertainment sites have reported that she is the former miss Vancouver.
Idris proposed to Sabrina mid last year.
3. Lawrence Munro of Zimbabwe
Lawrence is Zimbabwean born but raised in South Africa. Lawrence is a wildlife conservationist who has testified in numerous rhino poaching cases.
Lawrence who is the current Field operations officer of the Liwonde national park in Malawi worked with Prince Harry on a project to translocate elephants in Malawi in 2016 and Harry was quoted saying that Lawrence is one of the best.
“Lawrence Munro and I met in South Africa last year and have been in contact since. We got him to give a fantastic brief to the Ranger students at Kruger on their graduation. This year he is working with African Parks as their operations manager in Liwonde. He’s one of the best,” Prince Harry said
4. Prince Seeiso of Lesotho
Prince Seeiso is the younger brother of Lesotho’s king. He is currently the President of the Senate of Lesotho and previously served as the Lesotho High Commissioner of United Kingdom.
Prince Seeiso has worked with Harry on various charities.In 2006 Seeiso and Harry started a charity to help children from the most vulnerable back grounds in Africa.
5. Pamela Anomneze from Nigeria
Anomneze is a Project Manager at Studio 306 Collective, a not-for-profit organisation that helps people recover from mental health problems by empowering them in a creative space.
“I got an email informing me, and I thought it was an April fool’s prank,” adding that the honour was “truly unbelievable,” Pamela confirmed.
Pamela who was born in Nigeria is among 1200 wedding guests choosen from members of the public who witnessed the wedding at the grounds of the Windsor castle.