The Truly Adorable Way Meghan Markle Will Honor Princess Diana on Her Wedding Day
It’s no surprise that Meghan Markle‘s wedding to Prince Harry will be a bit different from royal weddings that became before it. But even with her fresh spin, she plans to pay homage to royals of the past, as well.
Here’s a look at the details of Meghan Markle’s wedding — and the adorable way she will honor her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana (page 5).
The gown will be unique
While a royal wedding gown should reflect the tradition of the monarchy, it should also embody the bride’s personality. It’s still a mystery who is designing Meghan Markle’s dress and what it will look like. But being that the Suits actress has already put her own spin on royal protocol, there’s no doubt her wedding dress will reflect that same individual touch. According to the Daily Mail, there are huge hints that British house Ralph & Russo is constructing the gown.
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Her dress also has to meet royal standards
Designer Sassi Holford tells Marie Claire the wedding gown — no matter how uniquely “Meghan” it is — has to adhere to some royal rules. “It is very important for the dress to fit the venue as well as the occasion,” Holford explains. “The grand rooms and drama of Windsor Castle and St. George’s means the dress should have enough detail to be seen from a distance, be fit for a royal wedding, and, for Meghan, incorporate the glamorous Hollywood side of her personality.”
Next: Meghan’s personality will definitely come out with this wedding touch.
The nontraditional cake
Royal weddings of the past have traditionally had a fruitcake as the official dessert. (Prince William and Kate Middleton opted to have one alongside their chosen dessert, a “chocolate biscuit cake” made of cookies.) Prince Harry and his bride-to-be are completely bucking tradition and allegedly opting to serve a lemon elderflower cake at the May 19 reception.
Next: From elderflower to bouquet flower
Nontraditional flowers, as well?
Like Meghan’s wedding dress, it isn’t readily known what the wedding flowers will be (although they will reportedly cost a pretty penny). Town & Country reports Meghan’s a big fan of roses and peonies, so those are likely guesses. It’s also unknown whether she will uphold the royal tradition of having at least one sprig of myrtle in her bouquet.
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A tribute to Diana
Marie Claire reports Meghan plans on wearing the same tiara on her wedding day that Diana wore when she wed Prince Charles in 1981. The sparkling piece from Diana’s family, called the Spencer Tiara, has reportedly not been worn in public since Diana’s death in 1997.
Next: Will this be the first time Meghan pays homage to the late royal?
Her other tribute
The royal wedding will not be the first time Meghan has paid tribute to the late Princess of Wales. When she and Prince Harry announced their engagement, she wore white in the memorial garden at Kensington Palace. She also donned a white coat and beret by Diana’s two favorite designers on Commonwealth Day.
Next: She isn’t the first to pay homage either.
Kate Middleton’s tribute
Even before Meghan was paying homage to Diana, her future sister-in-law Kate Middleton was paying tribute, as well. The Duchess of Cambridge regularly sports outfits that resemble ensembles worn by her late mother-in-law. And of course, her sapphire engagement ring once belonged to the Princess of Wales.
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