Any guests arriving at the royal wedding at St. George’s Chapel right now will be met with a beautiful mass of flowers around the main entrance. The extravagant foliage isn’t simply a nod to the current flower wall trend, or Hollywood’s first family aka the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West monarchy, it actually has a much more touching meaning, as a tribute to the late Princess Diana.
The flower arch is filled with snow white roses, Princess Diana’s favourite flower. The meaningful homage to Prince Harry’s mother was predicted by her former butler, Paul Burrell. He told Extra:
‘I bet you that Meghan will carry white roses and white peonies because white roses were Diana’s favourite. So those themes will carry through the wedding and Diana’s spirit will be there.’
The inside of the chapel is also filled with flower walls and arches, as revealed by Kensington Palace earlier this morning when they shared a sneak peek inside St. Georges Chapel. The image shows brown fold out chairs sitting in front of a huge flower wall that spanned five arches inside the magnificent chapel.
The royal wedding day is set to be filled with tributes to Diana, as Elton John is also set to perform at the wedding. The singer previously sang Candle In The Wind at princess Diana’s funeral, and was a close friend of the late princess. It’s not yet known when or what he will be performing at Meghan and Harry’s wedding, however his performance alone is thought to be a nod to Diana.
Whether or not Meghan will also carry snow white roses as she walks down the aisle with Prince Charles is yet to be known, but it’s only a matter of hours until we find out!
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9:30am: Wedding guests begin to arrive
Wedding guests will begin to arrive – by coach, no less – from 9.30am until 11am, and will walk over to the South Door of St George's Chapel. Prepare to spot assorted Suits stars, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Mulroney and the Beckhams.