All the Ways Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Continue to Honor Princess Diana
Although Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton never met Princess Diana, the duchesses continue to honor their late mother-in-law in all corners of their life. From their fashion choices to their wedding day details to the charities they work with and more, Meghan and Kate follow in their husbands’ footsteps to ensure Diana’s legacy lives on.
Discover how Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton honor Princess Diana in their lives, ahead.
Kate’s engagement ring
One of the most significant ways Kate continues to honor her late mother-in-law? With her engagement ring. The blue sapphire and diamond dazzler was Diana’s engagement ring, given to her by Prince Charles.
Meghan’s bridal bouquet
On their royal wedding day, Meghan and Harry made sure Diana was with them. One way they honored the late princess? With Meghan’s bridal bouquet. Rumor has it, Harry hand-picked forget-me-nots — Diana’s favorite flower — from the family’s garden.
Kate’s postpartum outfits
It’s no secret that Kate loves to pay tribute to Diana through fashion. And one way she has honored the late princess is through her clothing is with her postpartum outfits. Following the birth of Prince George, Kate stepped out in a blue and white polka dot dress — similar to the ensemble Diana wore to introduce William to the public. The duchess honored Diana a second time with a red ensemble — similar to the dress Diana wore after Harry’s birth — following the arrival of Prince Louis.
Meghan’s engagement ring
When Harry asked Meghan to marry him, he gave her a ring made of diamonds from his mother’s personal collection. In addition to her jewels, the ring also features a diamond from Botswana, Africa — the place where Harry and Meghan fell in love and where he went after his mother’s death.
Kate’s favorite tiara
Kate and Diana have a lot in common, including their favorite tiara. The Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara was loaned to the late princess by Queen Elizabeth II. And although she preferred the comfort of her beloved Spencer Tiara, Diana took a liking to the pearl and diamond headpiece.
With its intricate detail and sentimental value, Kate has taken a liking to the pearl and diamond tiara and has worn it several times.
Meghan’s wedding gift from Harry
Following their chapel nuptials, Harry gifted Meghan something blue — and sentimental. The aquamarine cocktail ring Meghan wore to the couple’s wedding reception was a trendy piece from Princess Diana’s collection and a unique way to include Harry’s mother in their wedding celebrations.
Kate and William’s wedding song
Like Meghan and Harry, Kate and William also used their wedding day to honor the late Princess Diana. Kate walked down the aisle to “I Was Glad” by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. The touching song was the anthem used at Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981.
Meghan and Harry’s wedding hymn
Harry and Meghan also honored Diana through music at their wedding. The couple’s wedding hymn, “Guide Me, O Thy Great Redeemer,” was sung at Diana’s funeral.
Kate’s parenting style
Kate resembles Diana in many ways, including her parenting style. Like Diana, Kate grew up a commoner and recognizes the value of normalcy. She is now raising her children to live as normal as possible, just like Diana did with William and Harry.
Meghan and Harry’s wedding registry
Diana was more than a princess — she was also a philanthropist. Today, Harry and Meghan continue her humanitarian work with their involvement in some charities that reflect the late princess’ interests. On their wedding day, the duke and duchess asked guests to donate to a handful of charities close to their heart in place of wedding gifts.
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