The Ways Harry and Meghan Honored Princess Diana at Their Wedding Will Warm Your Heart
Family, friends, and 1,200 members of the public were there to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, and although the day was an incredibly happy one, it will no doubt have been a day of mixed emotions for the family due to the absence of the late Princess Diana. Despite the Princess of Wales not being there to watch the couple get married, Harry and Meghan made sure to honor her in a number of ways on their big day.
Ahead are just some of the sweet ways the newlyweds ensured Princess Diana's memory was kept alive at their wedding.
Harry and Meghan chose the carriage for their journey through Windsor following the ceremony.
Prince Harry and Meghan spent time with florist Philippa Craddock creating a perfect bouquet. Prince Harry handpicked several flowers yesterday from their private garden at Kensington Palace including forget-me-nots, Diana's favorite flower.
Lady Jane Fellowes
Lady Jane Fellowes, Princess Diana's sister, gave a reading from the Song of Solomon during the ceremony, which was earlier announced by Kensington Palace with a statement from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle saying they "feel honored that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day."
Prince Harry and Meghan chose to follow in Diana's and Kate Middleton's footsteps by choosing to not use the words "obey" in their vows.
"Something Blue" Ring
Meghan Markle wore a baby-blue, square Asprey gemstone ring that belonged to Princess Diana.
Princess Diana Wearing the Ring in October 1996
"Guide Me, O Thy Great Redeemer" was a chosen hymn for the service and was also sung at Diana's funeral.
Meghan's engagement ring includes diamonds from Harry's personal collection, given to him by Diana.