Prince Harry shed a few tears during his wedding vows while Diana's favorite hymn was playing

Manuela Cardiga
May 30, 2018
12:49 P.M.
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Princess Diana was present in spirit at her son Prince Harry's wedding to Duchess Meghan


Royal watchers and fans of Princess Diana were touched when her favorite hymn was played during the wedding ceremony that joined Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in holy matrimony.

None was more moved by the beautiful gesture than the bridegroom, and Prince Harry was seen wiping away tears while listening to the choir sing Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer.

This was the late Princess' favorite hymn and had been played at her funeral service more than 20 years ago at Westminster Abbey when Prince Harry was just 12-years-old.  

Throughout the ceremony, the couple paid homage to Harry's beloved mother., and the Duchess' bouquet was sprinkled with forget-me-nots, Princess Diana's favorite flower.


'The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honour the memory of the late Princess on this special day,'

Kensington Palace, Daily Mail. 19th May 2018

Prince Harry had confessed that he had cried at her funeral, and many more times since then. The Princess was a big part of his wedding day, and even though she couldn’t be physically there, her influence was palpable.

Harry's aunt -Princess Diana’s sister - Lady Jane Fellowes, read the eighth chapter of the Song of Solomon during the service, and one particular stanza must have moved the newlyweds deeply: "I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother’s house".


The Princess' musical taste was also present during the lunchtime reception as Diana's close friend, Sir Elton John, was asked by Harry to play a medley of his best-loved songs.

Sir Elton had performed a touching rendition of his 'Candle In The Wind' during Princess Diana's funeral. His voice rose in homage to the Princess of the People once again, and filled her son's wedding day with love.