It was the most-anticipated wedding of the year, and while all eyes were on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – Princess Diana was also very much a part of the Royals special day.
Prince Harry was just 12 when his mum died in a tragic car accident, and has openly admitted he has never got over her death.
To make sure she was a part of his wedding to former actress Meghan, the couple had a few subtle nods to Princess Diana:
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Prince Harry chose to show off his new bride in the Ascot carriage, which was often used by his mum.
The couple waved to over 100,000 people around Windsor, who had shown up to show their support for the happy couple and of course; get a glimpse of the bride.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose florist Philippa Craddock to create the perfect bouquet.
Prince Harry handpicked several flowers the day before, from their private garden at Kensington Palace including Forget-Me-Nots, Diana’s favourite flower.
(Yes he is the sweetest man alive).
Their Chosen Hymn
“Guide Me, O Thy Great Redeemer” was sang during the service, and was also sung at Diana’s funeral.
Meghan’s Engagement Ring
We all know by now, but it’s important to remeber the significance of Meghan’s engagement ring.
The huge sparkler includes diamonds from Harry’s personal collection, given to him by Diana.
Lady Jane Fellowes
Lady Jane Fellowes, Princess Diana’s sister, gave a reading from the Song of Solomon during the ceremony.
Harry and Meghan had said they felt “honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day.”
Her other two siblings also attended
Older brother Charles Spencer and sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale lent their support as well.
Diana’s Aquamarine Ring
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After the ceremony and lavish reception hosted by The Queen, Meghan and Prince Harry both then changed outfits.
Meghan switched from her double silk Givenchy gown, into a lighter, elegant Stella McCartney halter kneck dress for their second reception.
While videos of the couple heading to reception number two looked like a scene out of a James Bond movie, people couldn’t help but notice Meghan’s ring on her right hand.
Meghan wore a @StellaMcCartney gown to the evening reception, @aquazzura shoes with baby blue soles, Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring and looked absolutely stunning! https://t.co/58SNtDAJtA pic.twitter.com/LaEYO4wFxo
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Working as her “something blue” for the day, Diana famously wore the emerald cut Aquamarine stunner to an auction of her own clothes in 1997.
The jewel is part of a set — the other piece is an aquamarine bracelet, where it’s connected by five strands of pearls. She wore both to a gala dinner in Australia in 1996.