Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made it clear from the very start that they wanted to honour the memory of his late mother, Princess Diana on their wedding day.
And there will be a beautiful reminder of the royal, and one of things she loved most, at the entrance to St George’s Chapel where the soon-to-be Duke and Duchess of Sussex will say ‘I do’.
Lining the main doorway to the 14th century church is a floral arch decorated with a range of white blooms including Diana’s particular favourite, the white rose.
The couple’s chosen florist Philippa Craddock, has been sure to prominently include white garden roses in many of the weddings’ arrangements, along with the seasonal branches of beech, birch and hornbeam paired with Meghan’s personal favourites, peonies.
White garden roses were the exact flower used to decorate Diana’s own wedding to Harry’s father Prince Charles.
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They later became a symbol of the late, great princess, and were planted, using the mulch of flowers laid by mourners after her death, to create the memorial White Garden in Kensington Palace.
“I think lots of people would refer to Princess Diana as the classic English rose. It felt like it was a must to include them, ” gardener Sean Harkin said at the time, according to Town&Country.
Meghan and Prince Harry have spoken out previously about Princess Diana, with the 36-year-old former actress saying she was moved by her fiancé including two stones from Diana’s private collection in the design of her engagement ring.
“It’s incredible,” she said in the couple’s official engagement interview with the BBC.
“Everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [Princess Diana’s stones] and obviously not being able to meet his mom, it’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us.”
Prince Harry has even once said that if Meghan and his mother were to have met, he thinks they would have been ‘thick as thieves’.