The late Princess Diana will be honoured in the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which will take place in two weeks time. The Telegraph reports that the her memory will be celebrated during the wedding and the Prince and Ms Markle have invited all three of the late Princess’ siblings to the wedding, with Lady Jane Fellowes giving the reading.
In a statement issued from the Communications Secretary to the Royal Couple, it was announced that “in addition to having the support of The Queen, his father The Prince of Wales, and his brother Prince William as Best Man, Prince Harry is also keen to involve his mother’s family in his wedding. All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day.”
When announcing his engagement, Prince Harry said of his mother and fiance: “They’d be thick as thieves, without question. I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, so excited for me. But then, as I said, would have probably been best friends with Meghan.”
In the hours after sharing news of his engagement with the world, he said: “It’s days like today when I really miss having her around and miss being able to share the happy news.
“But you know with the ring and with everything else that’s going on I’m sure she’s with us, you know, jumping up and down somewhere else.”
It’s expected that William’s two older children, 4-year-old Prince George and 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, will serve as a page boy and bridesmaid. The two young royals had practice at the wedding of their aunt, Pippa Middleton, and nearly stole the show at the event.
About 600 guests have been invited to Harry’s wedding to his American bride. But the couple also plan to open up the Windsor Castle grounds to some local school children, charity workers and select individuals chosen by local leaders throughout the United Kingdom.
The palace said the couple will stop to acknowledge the crowd immediately after their wedding ceremony.