Just as expected, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captured the attentions of people all over the world.
No matter where you were, chances were you got a glimpse of the royal wedding either on TV or social media.
The ceremony itself was nothing short of beautiful. Each minor detail was planned to perfection – Harry and Meghan were able to experience the fairytale wedding everyone dreams of.
One of the things I personally liked most about the union was how the bride and groom made the day their own.
By inviting people from all walks of life; from differing social backgrounds and different classes, the day was both inspiring and tactful.
On Saturday, church bells rang at St. George’s chapel in Windsor, a short way outside London. An estimated two billion people tuned in to watch on television as the happy couple tied the knot.
Unfortunately, one very important person was missing on the big day: Harry’s beloved mother, Princess Diana.
She was killed in an infamous car accident in Paris in 1997.
Tributes to Diana
It had previously been reported that Meghan Markle would be honoring Diana in several ways during the wedding.
First and foremost, her ring was made with diamonds from Princess Diana’s own collection. In addition, St. George’s Chapel was filled with Diana’s favourite flowers.
Harry had also chosen the bridal bouquet himself, selecting flowers from Diana’s garden in Kensington Palace.
March 21, 1990 Princess Diana attends a dinner banquet at the President's Palace in Yaounde, Cameroon Diana, Princess of Wales 1961-1997
It was a lesser-known detail during the course of the day – one that has now come to light – that was perhaps the most fitting of tributes to the late Princess of Wales.
Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, had a blue ribbon sewn into her wedding dress.
Previous claims had suggested that the “blue” – from the old saying “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” – was the aquamarine ring that Meghan wore on the way to the wedding reception.
October 31, 1996 Princess Diana arrives to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute gala dinner, which was held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney, AustraliaDiana, Princess of Wales 1961-1997
However, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, who covered the wedding from Windsor, is now speculating that Meghan in fact had a hidden blue ribbon sewn in her dress.
“There were all these different little symbols of Diana. They had a blue ribbon that Diana had also worn sewn into the inside of Megan’s dress, as it had been to Kate’s, so that each bride was carrying a little piece of Princess Diana with her down the aisle.”
That Princess Diana was at the wedding in some form, there can be no doubt.
“She’s with us”
When Harry was asked about the engagement ring, the prince explained how he had decided upon its design.
“The ring is – is obviously yellow gold because that’s her favourite – and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this on this crazy journey together,” Harry said.
“It is days like – days like today when – when I really miss having her around and miss being able to share the happy news. But you know with the ring and with everything else that’s going on I’m sure she’s …”
“She’s with us,” Meghan finished.
July 10, 1994 Princess Diana with her son Prince Harry at The British Grand Prix in Silverstone CircuitDiana, Princess of Wales 1961-1997
Just when I thought all had been covered with the royal wedding, another detail pops up to further warm my heart.
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