Known for staying out of the spotlight, Lady Jane offered a moving reading at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
May 19, 2018
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's nuptials earlier today featured no shortage of aww-worthy moments. While us Americans had to set our alarm clocks quite early to catch the event, we loved the sweet floral tribute to Princess Diana and seeing the adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

But one sweet, meaningful gesture really touched our hearts: Princess Diana's sister, Lady Jane Fellowes, gave the only reading during the wedding ceremony. A moving speech from the Song of Solomon, Lady Jane's impassioned reading ushered in more than a few tears amongst the pews of St George's Chapel.

"My beloved speaks and says to me: ‘Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone,'" read Lady Jane, the strength of the words resonating throughout the esteemed chapel.

In a particularly heartfelt moment, given the tragic passing of her sister Diana in 1997, she powerfully projected: "Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, passion fierce as the grave." This was a rare public appearance for Lady Jane, known for staying out of the spotlight.

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The kindhearted gesture was no surprise to Prince Harry and Meghan, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. "Prince Harry is also keen to involve his mother's family in his wedding. All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading," read an official statement on May 4th. "Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured that Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day." Celebrate we will.