He proposed to Meghan Markle with diamonds that belonged to his late mother and carried out his engagement photos in Diana’s favourite garden in Kensington Palace.
And Prince Harry made sure his wedding to Meghan Markle was also dotted with odes to the woman he called the ‘best mum in the world’, Princess Diana.
However, on Saturday, when he was standing at the alter with his new bride, the Duchess of Sussex, the emotions of the day and remembering his beloved mum seemed to get too much for the 33-year-old prince.
During the choir’s rendition of church song ‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer’ at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Prince Harry was spotted wiping away a tear as Meghan Markle sang along beside him.
The song holds a special place in Harry’s heart, as it was sung at his mother, Princess Diana’s funeral in September 1997.
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Lyrics in the popular hymn read: “Let the fiery cloudy pillar. Lead me all my journey through: strong deliverer. Be thou still my strength and shield.”
Prince Harry was just 12-years-old when he much-loved mum tragically died in a car crash in Paris.
Speaking about his mother’s passing in an ITV documentary with his brother, Prince Willia,. Last year, Prince Harry said he bottled his emotions up for a long time after she died.
“The first time I cried was at the funeral,” he said.
“And only since then, maybe once more.
“There’s a lot of grief that still needs to be let out.”
The hymn wasn’t the only subtle hint to the groom’s mother in the service.
Meghan Markle accessorized her stunning Givenchy gown with a simple wedding bouquet, made up of Diana’s favourite flowers, forget-me-nots.
The couple also asked guests not to bring any gifts and instead urged them to donate to the Children’s HIV Association, which was a cause very close to Diana’s heart.
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