Princess Diana may not have been able to witness Prince Harry’s wedding with Meghan Markle on May 19, but her son made sure she was there in spirit.
According to E Online News, Prince Harry had the idea of honoring his mother in the sweetest way during the ceremony by handpicking the flowers that went into the bride’s bouquet.
Just one day before the wedding, Harry picked several different blooms from the couple’s private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bouquet designed by florist Philippa Craddock. He chose forget-me-nots, Diana's favorite flower.
Prince Harry honored his mom in other ways also; he involved his mother’s family in his wedding. Diana's three siblings, Earl Charles Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, and Lady Jane Fellowes, were in attendance.
Harry’s aunt, Lady Jane, gave a special reading during the ceremony. Previously, Meghan and Harry announced that Lady Jane would be helping to celebrate the memory of the late princess.
“Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honored that Lady Jane will be representing her family and be helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day,” the palace said in a statement.
Moreover, Harry designed Duchess Meghan's ring with a central cushion-cut diamond from Botswana and two brilliant cut diamonds on the outside of the ring that belonged to his late mother.
Markle and Prince Harry first talked about Princess Diana in their engagement interview from November. "She would’ve been best friends with Meghan. It’s days like this where I miss having her around. I’m sure she’s with us,” he explained.
Prince Harry added that he thinks Markle and his mother would have been "thick as thieves." "She’d be over the moon about our relationship, jumping up and down. So excited for me," he said.
"Everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [the diamonds] and not being able to meet his mom…. It’s important for me to know she’s a part of this with us," Markle said.