Get your tissues ready! After Harry and Meghan were proclaimed husband and wife, they paid tribute to Princess of Wales, Diana.
Princess of Wales, Diana, son’s wedding was watched by an estimated global TV audience of 1.9 billion.
After the royal wedding was watched by the world, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex emerged from the historic church set on the grounds of St George’s Chapel, beaming with delight. An estimated amount of about 100,000 well-wishers lined the streets of Windsor to cheer the newlyweds as they started their married life with a tour in an open-topped Ascot Landau carriage.
Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and his bride said their vows in front of 600 guests including the reigning monarch and more than 30 members of the Royal family. Missing though, was Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle who was thousands of miles away in Mexico.
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Ms Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland was present there for her daughter. And, the Prince of Wales was asked by Meghan Markle to step in and walk her down the aisle.
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It’s pretty visible that there was a lot of thought put into this wedding. Also the front of mind? Paying tribute to Prince Harry and Prince William’s late mother, Diana. Prince Harry said earlier before his marriage that: he was keen to involve his mother’s family at his wedding. And so, he had already done it by using diamonds from Diana’s jewellery collection for Meghan’s own engagement ring.
Honouring Princess of Wales, Diana: There were many more things, in regard to paying tribute: From including some of Diana’s favourite flowers in Meghan’s bouquet and having Princess Diana’s sister, Lady Jane Fellowes, give a reading.
It signified that she was present in spirit in many ways. But perhaps the most heart-wrenching was by leaving an open seat for her in the chapel, in front of Prince Phillip and next to Prince William.
Prince Harry was not the only one to pay tribute to Princess Diana: The Duke of Cambridge, too, made sure to honour his mother’s memory when he tied the knot with Kate Middleton in April 2011.
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First, he proposed with Diana’s sapphire-and-diamond ring. Then, he and Kate visited Diana’s final resting place in central England ahead of their wedding. It goes to show that while the people’s Princess is gone, she’s certainly not forgotten and her legacy stays forever.
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