The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – the now Duchess of Sussex, was different to every other Royal Wedding before it.
The ceremony was a beautiful blend of English tradition and Meghan’s part African American heritage, including a gospel choir rendition of Stand by Me, and a sermon by powerhouse preacher Michael Curry.
However, there was another blink-and-you’ll miss it detail that shows that Meghan Markle will be a royal like none other before her.
— GIVENCHY (@givenchy) May 19, 2018
As reported by Kensington Palace, the Duchess wanted her wedding to represent all 53 countries of the Commonwealth in some aspect and in keeping with her wishes, Clare Waight Keller delivered.
The artistic director of Parisian Haute Couture house Givenchy and designer behind her wedding dress orchestrated a veil which incorporated the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country. They were all hand-embroidered into the trimming of the veil.
Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018