25 May 2018

Aerial footage shows the horse trotting in front of Prince Harry and Meghan 

One thing went wrong at the royal wedding - and it could've been serious

Markle's open-top coach - before suddenly stumbling to the left

Emotional Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle captivated millions today as they tied the knot in a dazzling ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The pair became husband wife during the beautiful afternoon wedding , which blended ancient English ritual with African American culture.

And after months of planning, it went off without a hitch - well, almost.

Following the service at St George's Chapel, Harry and Meghan took part in a carriage procession through Windsor, as crowds cheered them on.

But there was a risk of chaos - and even injury - when a wayward horse stumbled out of control, straying towards jubilant well-wishers.

The horse, left, begins to stumble out of control during the carriage procession

The animal erratically moves towards a barrier separating the crowds from the road

Newlyweds Harry and Meghan beam during their coach tour of Windsor

Aerial footage, captured by TV crews, showed the horse trotting in front of the newlyweds' open-top coach before suddenly stumbling to the left.

It then erratically moved towards a barrier separating the waving crowds on the grass from the road, as the other horses remained in line.

A police officer was forced to move out of the way to avoid the animal, as it almost stumbled backwards into the barrier he was standing next to.

But fortunately, its rider managed to quickly regain control of it, and within seconds, the horse was back in formation with the others.

A police officer is forced to move out of the way to avoid the wayward horse

Fortunately, the rider manages to quickly regain control

Some viewers took to social media to joke about the misbehaving animal, sharing footage of the moment it strayed from the procession.

Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: "When you try to make it back home after a night out on a Friday." Meanwhile, another posted: "When its the end of semester and you're trying to keep it together."

Today's wedding was watched by millions across the world.

Meghan, dressed in a veil, diamond tiara and a sleek dress with a long train, was accompanied up the aisle by Harry's dad, Prince Charles.

Harry and Meghan tied the knot in a dazzling ceremony that captivated millions

The smiling couple leave Windsor Castle after being proclaimed husband and wife

They share a kiss on the chapel's steps

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Procession and cheering crowds

She and her groom then exchanged vows and were proclaimed husband and wife, before sharing a kiss outside, on the chapel's steps.

Newly styled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the couple then sat in the horse-drawn coach for a tour of Windsor. They were cheered by a sea of well-wishers along every inch of the route.

The local authority said just over 100,000 people were in Windsor for the occasion, which unfolded under clear, blue skies.