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She may now be known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex but Meghan Markle will always be Meghan. As her relationship with Prince Harry blossomed, we knew she was going to make her mark with the royals and the institution. Come on: an African-American older woman, actress, feminist and divorcée? Gasp.

But up until their wedding, we didn’t really appreciate just how much she was going to do for the The Firm. Because while there was certainly compromise, it’s safe to say the bride had free reign. At her own wedding. Who’da thunk it?

This wedding had Meghan Markle written all over it, and we are here for it.

It all started before Saturday when, in the ultimate girl power move, Meghan came up with the perfect solution after her father couldn’t attend the wedding. She walked herself through the nave because, pfft, no one was giving her away.

This was her walk, her moment.

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She then met up with her father-in-law, Prince Charles, whom she chose to walk her the rest of the way to his son. Look how pumped she is.

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When your groom, a Prince, looks proud to be standing by your side, because you’re really all that.

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Now let’s get to the best parts. Firstly, The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry.

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His words were impressive and many took it in with shock and awe and wanted more.

Maybe the first iPad at a royal wedding ever. Thoroughly modern, just like Megs.

And just when you didn’t think it would get more powerful came Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir‘s breathtaking rendition of “Stand By Me.” If you think this would happen at any other royal wedding…nah, we all know better.

Then 19-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed, solo and with the orchestra, and made the cello look super-cool.

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The PDA. This didn’t happen with Will and Kate, right guys? Meghan is making this family believe in love.

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While they awaited the carriage that would take them to their first reception and “This Little Light of Mine” came on; that struck a chord.

A gospel song that became an anthem for the civil rights movement in the ’50s and ’60s? Have mercy.

Markle made her mark in every possible way, and as Rev. Curry quoted the words of Martin Luther King, we will make of this old world a new world. And Meghan is making this old royal world new too. With the exception of her mother, Doria, Meghan’s family was missing from her big day — but her story was everywhere in that chapel. The diversity, the inclusion, the fabulousness. The modern revolution of the BRF has begun.

Missed anything, or just want to relive it all again? Watch the one-hour etalk prime-time special “etalk Presents – Harry & Meghan: Happily Ever After,” recapping the highlights and unforgettable moments of the historic day, airing Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.