On Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Crowds lined the streets and hundreds of guests filled the church, however one very important person was missing: Princess Diana. Her presence was deeply felt and acknowledged by the newlyweds, and they made sure to remember and honor her on their wedding day.
In the official wedding photos which Kensington Palace released yesterday, Prince Harry took the opportunity to honor his late mother. In the photo, Meghan sits on the floor, with her stunning dress and veil arranged beautifully around her.
Sitting just above her is Prince Harry, who takes a seat on the same emerald green couch which Princess Diana sat on while being photographed with Prince Harry on his christening over 30 years ago.
In another subtle homage to his mother, Prince Harry hand-picked the flowers for Meghan’s bouquet, gathering the flowers from their private gardens at Kensington Palace, making sure to add forget-me-nots to the simple arrangement since they were Diana’s favorite flower.
As the wedding day progressed, the beautiful bride remembered Princess Diana with a bold fashion statement, wearing an emerald cut aquamarine ring which had once been Princess Diana’s.
In this small, yet significant details, it’s clear that Prince Harry’s wedding day was an opportunity for this prince to honor two women he loved: his newly-wed wife, Meghan Markle, and his dearly beloved mother, Princess Diana, who could not celebrate this happy and historic event with the couple.