Sports world congratulates new royal couple

ABS-CBN Sports on May 20, 2018 03:13 PM
Sports world congratulates new royal couple
"Congratulations Prince Harry and Meghan. We are so happy for you both! May God Bless you." -- Manny Pacquiao. (Photo from his Instagram account @mannypacquiao)

The exchanging of vows between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captivated the entire world Saturday afternoon, providing a glimpse of a wedding of fairy tale proportions at St. George's Chapel in the Windsor Castle.

Celebrities, fellow royalty, and commoners alike joined in on congratulating the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, sports stars even joined in.

Here are some athletes who sent well wishes the new couple: 

Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao took time off of his busy training schedule for an upcoming fight against Lucas Mathysse this July to congratulate the newlywed couple.


Vlade Divac

The Sacramento Kings offered a more serendipitious approach in celebrating the new royal couple's union, by posting a throwback photo of former player and current vice president of basketball operations Vlade Divac with a young Markhle on their Instagram account.


Congrats Meghan Markle! #RoyalWedding 💍💜 (via Kickz on Twitter)

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Gretchen Ho

Meanwhile, volleybelle-turned news reporter Gretchen Ho was more reflective and inspirational in her greeting:


David Beckham

England footballing hero David Beckham was a star in his own right during the landmark event, but he didn't forget to congratulate the Duke and Duchess via social media.


Serena Williams

American tennis legend Serena Williams meanwhile, brought along her whole family to the royal wedding.


Seeing us off. Flying baby style! @olympiaohanian

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