So the wedding of the decade happened yesterday and the nation as well as the entire world fell in love with Meghan Markle – I am in absolute awe of this woman. Before yesterday I kept telling everyone that I could careless about the royal wedding but please tell me why I spent the majority of the day retweeting photos and memes from the big day? I literally became obsessed and adored everything about the day.
Besides the dress what I loved most about their wedding was the way that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex mad Princess Diana a part of their day – it brought tears to my eyes. The wedding was full of subtle tributes to Harry’s late mother; Meghan walked down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel holding a small bouquet of flowers that included Diana’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots, picked from a private garden at Kensington Palace, where Harry grew up; her engagement ring included two diamonds from Diana’s collection; during the Windsor Castle ceremony, Meghan and Harry picked a hymn that was sung at Diana’s funeral in 1997 ― eliciting a tear from the groom; her incredibly beautiful long veil, a lace number including the flowers of all 53 countries in the British Commonwealth, yet another salute to Diana, whose train at her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles appeared equally long; lastly, Instead of gifts, the couple asked guests to make charitable donations to organizations close to their hearts, including the Children’s HIV Association, the anti-homelessness group Crisis, and The Myna Mahlia Foundation, an Indian women’s group. Diana was famously generous with her time and remained actively involved in charity work until her death; she was particularly involved in AIDS-related causes. They even left an empty seat beside Prince William to honour Princess Diana.
Now onto the fashion of the wedding, I have to say most of the guests looked amazing but there was the occasional guest who didn’t really bring their A game which was very disappointing – how can you come to a royal wedding looking ordinary?