Here's how Prince Harry honored his mom Princess Diana
Prince Harry decided to pay tribute to his mother with these sweet gestures during his wedding to Meghan Markle.
The couple tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel on May 19, 2018, and the fairy tale ceremony was witnessed by family, friends, and fans all over the world.
The Royal family had invited 600 guests to the wedding at Windsor Castle.
The two made sure to honor Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, in a special way during the ceremony, reported EOnline.
All of Diana’s siblings were present at the wedding with Lady Jane Fellowes giving her reading.
The Communications Secretary to Prince Harry had released a statement on May 4, stating that the Prince was ‘keen to involve his mother’s family at his wedding.’
The statement added that both would be honored to have Lady Jane representing her family and help celebrate the memory of Harry’s mother on his special day.
Another way the couple paid tribute to her was with Markle’s bridal bouquet. They had chosen Diana’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots for the occasion.
In fact, Harry had hand-picked flowers from their private garden at Kensington Palace, a day before his wedding, according to EOnline.
Those present at the venue and those who watched the ceremony on their television sets were stunned by a unique display in the chapel. The arrangement, filled with branches of beech, birch, hornbeam, peonies, foxgloves, and white garden roses, was just beautiful.
Harry and Markle had requested floral designer Philippa Craddock to create this display. It included Markle’s favorite flowers, peonies, and Diana’s favorite, the white garden roses.
A day before the wedding, Craddock described that the process of working with the couple was ‘highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative, and fun.’ She added that it was an absolute pleasure to work on the arrangement.
Craddock created the displays using foliage from the gardens of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gather with their family and friends outside the Chapel, and are greeted by 200 guests involved with organisations closely associated with the couple #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/b8vHcgq979— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
Diana’s love for white flowers is well documented and there are still many still adore the gardens of Kensington Palace, in her honor. To mark the 20th death anniversary of Diana, a temporary garden was opened at the Royal home.
The arrangements will now be distributed to various charitable organizations, according to People.