This Is How Meghan Markle Honored Princess Diana on Her Wedding Day

A fitting tribute to Prince Harry's late mother.

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Update 5/19: Meghan and Harry honored his late mother, Princess Diana is several ways on their wedding day. For starters, the archway in front of St. Georges chapel was decorated with white garden roses—Diana's favorite flower.

According to Kensington Palace, "The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’ favorite flower. The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honor the memory of the late Princess on this special day.

During the ceremony, one of Diana's older sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes, read a tribute to Harry's mom—a passage from the Old Testament, Song of Solomon 2:12, which goes:

"The flowers appear on the Earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs and the vines are in blossom, they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If one offered for love all the wealth of one's house, it would be utterly scorned."

Meghan also paid tribute to Harry's mom, choosing to wear a wedding gown with a similar neckline and minimal lace.

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Original: When Meghan Markle walks down the aisle next month at her wedding to Prince Harry, she plans to honor the late Princess Diana in an important way.


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Following the announcement that Markle and Prince Harry have selected their wedding flowers, it's now been revealed that, amongst their selection, is a very special tribute to Prince Harry's mother.

According to ELLE UK, Markle's wedding bouquet "will be made up of white garden roses to symbolize" Princess Diana. London-based florist Philippa Craddock will create the floral displays for the royal wedding, as announced by Kensington Palace.

The Sun also reports that Prince Harry and Markle's flower "designs will feature white garden roses in memory of Princess Diana."

The White Garden at Kensington Palace is, of course, completely white, and its head gardener told Country Living in August 2017:

"Diana wore a lot of white and creams. Certain pieces in the exhibition stood out like the famous Elvis dress, as well as some of the photos from the Mario Testino shoot in 1997 where she wore cream. The whole feel of the exhibition, those photos and the dresses was quite radiant and the feeling was quite uplifting which is what we wanted the garden to be."

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Prince Harry and Markle's engagement photo call took place in the Sunken Garden, where the White Garden is based, at Kensington Palace, so it's fitting that their wedding arrangements will draw inspiration from one of Princess Diana's favorite places.

In her first TV interview with Prince Harry, following their engagement, Markle revealed, "It's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us."

Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.