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Spot the Watch: Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

by Nick Gould on May 20, 2018

Yesterday Prince Harry married Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in England and they are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  It was a grand affair and was televised around the world on television and social media platforms.  With many guests from around the world there was a good chance for some watch spotting.

Prince William was Prince Harry’s best man and was wearing his trusty Omega Seamaster gifted to him by his mother Diana, the Princess of Wales.  Prince Harry appeared not to be wearing a watch at all.


Royal Wedding Prince Harry Meghan Markle

Best man Prince William wearing his Omega Seamaster looking on as his brother Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are married at Windsor Castle.  Picture (C) Getty Images

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby appeared to be wearing a Seiko Quartz with smooth bezel under his attire while officiating.  We took this screenshot from the YouTube stream of the service. (We looked at some other pictures of the Archbishop which suggests the watch is a Seiko Quartz)



Prince Charles, walked Meghan Markle down the aisle, which was a lovely gesture on his part.  He was wearing his Parmigiani Toric Chronograph.


Doria Ragland, mother of Meghan Markle, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall outside the Chapel of Windsor Castle. You can see the Parmigiani under the cuff of Prince Charles. Picture (C) Getty Images


Close up of the watch during the ceremony.  You can see the gold applied logo and the roman numerals of the watch.  We first featured it back in 2015.  We published this before Parmigiani sent out their press release on May 23. The Parmigiani release documented a Toric Chronograph with Arabic numerals, which is incorrect. 

The close-up below clearly shows that the watch sports Roman numerals instead of Arabic. This also goes to show that as Parmigiani got the watch incorrectly, Prince Charles bought the watch and is not a sponsored ambassador.


Close up of the Parmigiani on Prince Charles wrist.



English comedian and talk show host James Corden was wearing his stainless Audemars Piguet Royal Oak with black dial.


Royal Wedding Prince Harry

James Corden wearing his Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Picture (C) Getty Images


Sabrina Dhowre, the fiance of English actor Idris Elba was wearing a two tone Rolex Datejust with sunburst dial.


Sabrina Dhowre and Idris Elba at the Royal Wedding. Picture (C) Getty Images


Idris Elba was wearing a gold Rolex Day Date.


Rolex Day Date on the wrist of Idris Elba at the Royal Wedding. Picture (C) Getty Images


Sir Elton John was wearing a two tone Rolex Datejust on Oyster bracelet.


Sir Elton John at the Royal Wedding with his Rolex Datejust. Picture (C) Getty Images


Close up showing the cyclops.



Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl of Spencer and the uncle of Prince Harry was wearing a Cartier Roadster and his wife appeared to be wearing a Cartier Ballon Bleu.


Charles Spencer wearing his Cartier Roadster on the wedding day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Picture (C) AP Images


James Matthews, the brother in law of Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge, was wearing a Mont Blanc Star Legacy Chronograph.


James Matthews and Pippa Middleton at the Royal Wedding. He is wearing a Mont Blanc Star Legacy Chronograph. Picture (C) Getty Images



David Beckham, who got a lot of praise for his dressing on the day, did not wear a wrist watch, as he had a pocket watch attached to his waist coat by a gold chain.


That concludes this Royal Edition of Spot the Watch.


Editor’s Note: Edited to re-spot the watch on the Archbishop and David Beckham edit.

Further edited on 24th May, 8am to reflect the incorrect information released by Parmigiani on the watch which HRH Prince Charles was wearing. 

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