Like most of us, Adele had the right idea when it came to watching the royal wedding. Although the “Hello” singer could probably have swung an invite if she really wanted, she spent the day like most of the 3 billion people watching the wedding from the comfort of her own living room.
Wearing a black veil hanging from a black fascinator while sipping champagne beneath a big fuzzy blanket, Adele had a simple, thoughtful message for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day.
"Congratulations Meghan and Harry,” the British crooner wrote. “You’re the most beautiful bride. I can’t stop thinking of how happy Princess Diana is upstairs x."
Although certainly a happy day for all involved, there can’t help but be a note of sadness for the lack of Princess Diana’s physical presence, if not a spiritual one. However, both Meghan and Harry ensured Diana was well represented at their wedding.
First, Meghan’s rings were both sourced from Diana in one way or another. Markle’s engagement ring unveiled last November included two jewels from Diana’s personal collection, while the emerald-cut aquamarine ring Meghan wore to the reception used to belong to the Princess of Wales herself.
Lady Jane Fellowes, Diana’s sister, gave a speech at the wedding while the bridal bouquet included a selection of forget-me-nots that were hand-picked by Harry from Kensington Palace. Forget-me-nots were Diana’s favorite flower.
Finally, "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer” was sung at both Harry and Meghan’s wedding as well as Diana’s funeral back in 1997 following her fatal car crash in a Paris tunnel.
"I think everything about Harry's thoughtfulness is—and the inclusion of that and obviously not being able to meet his mom it's so important to me to—to know that she's a part of this with us," Markle said shortly after their engagement last November.
As Adele proves, Harry is certainly not the only one thinking of Diana.