The Princess Diana connection in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding photos

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Tributes to his mother were featured in the arrangements and the ceremony — and eagled-eyed royal fans have even noticed a possible link to Diana in the couple’s official wedding photos.

In one of the three photos taken by Alexi Lubomirski, the newlyweds are pictured surrounded by their pageboys and bridesmaids.

The newlyweds pose for a photograph with their bridesmaids and pageboys. (Photo: PA)
The newlyweds pose for a photograph with their bridesmaids and pageboys. (Photo: PA)

Prince Harry ensured that his late mother, Princess Diana, was with him throughout his wedding to Meghan Markle.

While the bride is perched on the floor, Prince Harry sits on an emerald green chaise longue.

This is the same chair used in his official christening photos in 1984, with the prince posed on his mother’s lap.

Prince Harry was christened at Windsor Castle on Dec. 21, 1984. In this official photo, he and his mother are surrounded by royal relatives and godparents amused at the antics of young Prince William. (Photo: Getty Images)
Prince Harry was christened at Windsor Castle on Dec. 21, 1984. In this official photo, he and his mother are surrounded by royal relatives and godparents amused at the antics of young Prince William. (Photo: Getty Images)

The photos, taken in Windsor, depict Princess Diana seated beside the queen while Prince Charles rests on the arm of the chair beside her. Prince Harry’s brother, later the best man at his wedding, Prince William, is seen grinning in the foreground.

The couple’s wedding photo was taken in the Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle following the history-making ceremony at St. George’s Chapel on May 19.

The children — six bridesmaids dressed in white, cap-sleeved Givenchy dresses and four pageboys in miniature versions of Prince Harry’s outfit — are all smiling at the camera.

The children, aged from 2 to 7, include a mixture of the bride and groom’s nieces and nephews, godchildren, and children of family friends.

The newly titled Duke and Duchess of Sussex honored Princess Diana in many other ways throughout the wedding, including using her favorite white garden roses in their flower arrangements and forget-me-nots in the wedding bouquet.

They also included the hymn sung at her funeral — “Guide Me, O Thy Great Redeemer” — in their wedding service, and Markle wore Diana’s stunning aquamarine ring to the evening reception.

For all things royal wedding, from details on Meghan Markle’s dress to cute pictures of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, click here. Want to relive every moment? Watch it all here.

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