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Meghan Markle to carry tribute to Diana

Harper's Bazaar (UK) logo Harper's Bazaar (UK) 07/04/2018 Katie O'Malley

Meghan Markle will carry a special tribute to Princess Diana on her wedding day © Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved Meghan Markle will carry a special tribute to Princess Diana on her wedding day Meghan Markle is staying true to her word and ensuring Princess Diana’s memory plays a big part of her wedding day to Prince Harry on 19 May.

Last week, Kensington Palace announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had chosen London-based florist Philippa Craddock to create their floral displays for their wedding at St George’s Chapel and St George’s Hall.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle standing in front of a building © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) However, little did we know the pair’s choice of flowers have a special significance relating to Prince Harry’s late mother.

According to reports, Markle will pay tribute to the ‘People’s Princess’ with her wedding bouquet which will be made up of white garden roses to symbolise the royal. 

White garden roses will also feature in the church floral arrangement, and sit alongside peonies (Markle’s favourite flower) and foxgloves, according to the BBC.

Diana, Princess of Wales wearing a hat © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) When it comes to white roses, it’s widely believed they symbolise purity, virtue, innocence and sincerity – adjectives undoubtedly synonymous with Princess Diana.

Kensington Palace said the designs will reflect the wild and natural landscapes from which many of the plants will be drawn, including from the gardens of the Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park.

However, it’s also thought Meghan might also accessorise her wedding dress with Diana’s family tiara – the Spencer tiara – which hasn’t been worn in public since the mother-of-two's death in 1997.

a close up of a flower © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) Diana wore the beautiful headpiece on her wedding day to Prince Charles in 1981, which is a family heirloom that was worn by all of Diana’s sisters on their wedding days.

The tiara - which was made by Garrads in the 1930s – has an elaborate design of stylised flowers decorated with diamonds in silver settings. 

It is currently owned by Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, but it is thought he might loan the tiara to Prince Harry and his wife-to-be for their big day.

Diana, Princess of Wales standing in front of a cake © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement announcement in November, the Suits star revealed in their first televised interview that she was adamant that Princess Diana' s memory would play a big role in their wedding day in some way.

"It’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us," she said.

Related: 15 Times Princess Diana Was Just a Regular Mom (Provided by Popsugar)


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