Viewers Spot 1 Empty Seat At Royal Wedding – Here’s Who It Was Really Reserved For

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    Nearly 600 guests filled St. George’s Chapel for Saturday’s royal wedding, but one seat was noticeably left vacant—and it was believed to be for Princess Diana. While following along with the nuptials, viewers noticed there was an empty seat next to Prince William on the royal family’s side of the congregation. The supposed explanation? It was reserved for Prince Harry’s beloved late mother.

    Such a touching tribute from Harry.

    Posted by Yahoo UK & Ireland on Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Royal fans got very emotional over the tribute as it began to trend on social media.

    But, to the disappointment of many, it turns out the chair was really left unoccupied for the Queen.

    Royal reporter Rebecca English clarified that the empty chair at the wedding wasn’t a tribute to Princess Diana. Instead, it’s protocol to leave the seat in front of the Queen empty.

    Vacant chair aside, there were plenty of touching tributes to Princess Diana at the nuptials, including Meghan Markle’s veil, the floral arrangements, and the reading from Lady Jane Fellowes, Diana’s sister.

    Markle’s bouquet featured some of the princess’ favorite flowers: forget-me-nots, which the prince handpicked the day before the wedding.

    Rarely seen photos from Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding: http://ellemag.co/GX3dtru

    Posted by ELLE Magazine (US) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    The engagement ring that Prince Harry gave Meghan Markle used two diamonds from his mother’s collection, further incorporating his mother’s legacy into his current life.

    July 29, 1981: The newly wed Princess, Diana Spencer was posing for her official solo portrait wearing her antique lace…

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    While it’s tragic that Diana didn’t live long enough to watch her sons grow to adulthood, find love, and begin to raise families of their own, it’s touching to see how many ways the royal family finds to honor her life. I am sure today she was looking down at her beloved son with pride and love. Her memory will not be forgotten.