Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank will undoubtedly render a massive royal family reunion (the ever-adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte included), but there's one late royal who unfortunately won't be present for her niece's big day—the beloved Princess Diana. That's not to say, however, that the People's Princess can't be thoughtfully incorporated into the celebration.
Eugenie's mother, Sarah Ferguson, maintained a close relationship with Princess Di before her untimely passing, and royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams believes that she'll honor her late sister-in-law in the upcoming royal wedding, according to The Inquisitr. The potential acknowledgement is simple, yet still oh-so-heartfelt—playing one of Di's favorite hymns.
"Sarah may well pay a tribute to Diana," Fitzwilliams explained toThe Inquisitr. "They were famously friendly though they subsequently fell out. A gesture would undoubtedly please William and Harry. She might choose a hymn which Diana was fond of such as 'I Vow To Thee My Country' which was sung at Diana’s wedding and funeral."
Despite developing bad blood with the royal family following her divorce from Prince Andrew in 1996, Fergie's choice to integrate Princess Diana into her daughter's wedding would likely be well-received, especially by her nephews, Princes Harry and William.
"Sarah Ferguson has made a seismic effort to regain some of the royal favor she so catastrophically lost," said Fitzwilliams. "This wedding is her chance to excel."
Prior to Eugenie's nuptials, Prince Harry himself incorporated his late mother into his own royal wedding, inviting her immediate relatives to the ceremony. A famous aerial photo of Harry and Meghan Markle from their post-ceremony carriage ride has also been dubbed "Princess Diana's view" of her son's wedding day.
No matter how large or small the recognition, a message dedicated to the late Princess Diana at Princess Eugenie's royal wedding would add a beautiful sentiment to the monumental day.