The Kiwis who camped out to watch the royal wedding

It's an incredible sight in the park below Windsor Castle.

More than 150,000 people flooded into what's known as the Long Walk, jostling for the best spot to watch the nuptials of Harry and Meghan and hoping to get a glimpse of the newlyweds.

Die-hard fans braved the night to secure their positions.

Those who skipped the cold - and the snoring - arrived at the break of dawn dressed for the occasion. Many were sporting Union Jacks and top hats, while some were dressed to represent the American half of the couple.

It was a waiting game all morning, until Meghan Markle's motorcade appeared on the horizon making the long the drive up the Long Walk.

Inside was a bride about to make history - from the dress to the vows, and then that show-stopping kiss.

With everyone glued to the big screens, the emotion of the moment swept through the huge crowd, including some Kiwis.

Many admitted they cried throughout the ceremony, some thinking of the late Princess Diana who wasn't there to see son Harry on his big day.

"[I'm] thinking of his mum," said one emotional onlooker. "His mum would have been so proud to have seen him."

Then came the highlight of the day: the open top carriage procession, carrying the newly minted royal couple up through the crowd.

It was the moment thousands had been waiting for, and it didn't disappoint.

One woman believed the newlyweds waved at her "personally".

"She looked and smiled at us and it was amazing," said another.