On Thursday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will mark their fourth wedding anniversary.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding day in 2018 had a number of personal touches, including the song Meghan walked down the aisle to, which was chosen by the groom himself!
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary on Thursday, discussed their wedding music for a special exhibition at Windsor Castle in the fall of 2018, which included George Frideric Handel’s “Eternal Source of Light Divine,” which was performed by Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas (listen here) as Meghan walked down the aisle on their big day.
Meghan revealed in a personal recording for the exhibit, “[It] was actually Harry’s choice entirely and I think a really beautiful piece.” “Listening to it, I can retrace my steps down the aisle. It is truly unique to us, and I believe it is something we will cherish for the rest of our lives.”
“Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing, we can close our eyes, listen to that music and take ourselves straight back to that moment, it’s a beautiful thing for both of us,” said Prince Harry, who said he was looking for “something completely different” when he chose the song.
Meghan walked the first half of the aisle alone in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, trailed by her bridal party (which included Prince George and Princess Charlotte! ), before Prince Charles took her arm and led her to the front of the chapel, where his son was waiting.
Meghan Markle, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, traditionally exchange sentimental gifts on their wedding anniversary.
A source previously told PEOPLE, “They love to do their own take on traditional wedding gifts.” “The first anniversary was paper, and Meghan wrote out and had framed for him her wedding speech.”
In 2020, on their second anniversary, “They both gave each other cotton-themed gifts. It was, without a doubt, a very creative and romantic gesture, as are all of their gifts to one another “Added the source.
Since moving to Montecito, California, in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan have settled in. They now have two children: son Archie Harrison, who turned three earlier this month, and daughter Lilibet Diana, who will turn one on June 4.
The four-person family is planning a trip to the United Kingdom in a few weeks to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s historic 70-year reign. Lili will be visiting her father’s homeland for the first time.
Only working members of the royal family will appear on the traditional Buckingham Palace balcony appearance as part of Trooping the Colour, the monarch’s annual public birthday celebration, Queen Elizabeth, 96, announced.
The appearance will not include Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Prince Andrew, Harry’s uncle, will not be on the balcony due to his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who is no longer a working royal.