Royal Wedding 2018: There Was A Seat For Princess Diana At St George’s Chapel

Royal Wedding 2018: There Was A Seat For Princess Diana At St George’s Chapel

There were plenty of brilliant moments during the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Some include Harry’s reaction when seeing his bride walk through St George’s Chapel, or when he cried at the altar, the resounding speech from Bishop Michael Curry and Prince George stealing the show – not forgetting the part when people noticed the Queen not singing along to the national anthem, because, well, she’s the Queen.

But prepare yourselves for one of the most touching, emotional aspects to the big day.

On the front row of the groom’s side sat Prince William and Katherine as well as Prince Charles and Camilla.

But there was one seat next to the Duke of Cambridge, which was the closest to the altar – with many people speculating it was a gesture to include Harry’s mum, the late Princess Diana.

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Credit: PA

Good lord, I need a tissue.

But that’s not been the only nod towards the Princess on Harry and Meghan’s big day. CNN reports that the bride’s train on her dress is just as long as Diana’s when she married Charles in 1981.

The bouquet she was holding was filled with forget-me-nots and the chapel was decorated with a bunch of white roses, which were two of the late Princess’ favourite flowers.

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Credit: PA

Diana’s sister, Lady Jane Fellowes, gave a reading during the ceremony and siblings Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Charles Spencer were in the crowd.

Not only that, but Prince Harry grabbed a few of his mum’s diamonds to create the engagement ring that he gave Meghan. After the jewels’ origins were revealed, the Duchess of Sussex said: “It’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us.”

There was a hymn, ‘Guide Me, O Thy Great Redeemer’, that was sung at both the Royal Wedding and Diana’s funeral.

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Credit: PA

Prince Harry has spoken in the past about how he thinks his late mum and his new wife would have gotten on well.

He told the BBC: “Oh, they’d be thick as thieves, without question. I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, you know, so excited for me.”

Princess Diana died a little more than two decades ago when the car she was travelling in smashed into a cement pylon in a Parisian tunnel.

Harry was just 12 years old when his mum died, and he’s spoken openly about how long it’s taken for him to come to terms it.

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