If you're saying I do at a traditional church ceremony, you're in royal company. By now, you know that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be tying the knot at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel. There, the couple's marriage will be officiated by the archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. and Rt Hon. Justin Welby, while the church service will be led by the Rt Rev. David Conner, the dean of Windsor. And while we don't think that the archbishop of Canterbury would make the flight across the pond to officiate your nuptials, there is another way you can incorporate a bit of the royal wedding ceremony into your own.
The hymn Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will most likely play at their ceremony has just been revealed, and we're sure the royal bride and groom won't mind if you add it to your own ceremony playlist.
According to the British tabloid Hello!, Markle and Harry will play at least two hymns during their May ceremony, with one most likely being "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," an 18th century hymn by Charles Wesley. If you're unfamiliar with Wesley's work, the composer also penned the famous Christmastime hymn "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," and his hymns have been used in several other royal weddings throughout the years.
"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" would be a sentimental choice for Harry and Markle, as the hymn was sung at Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 wedding after the pair recited their vows, as well as at the 2005 wedding of the princes' father, Prince Charles, when he married the Duchess of Cornwall.
Additionally, the hymn was also used at the wedding of the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips (the daughter of Anne, Princess Royal, and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips), the wedding of Zara's older brother Peter Phillips, the 1999 nuptials of Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, and Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy's wedding in 1963, according to Hello!
Will Harry and Markle also participate in this apparent royal wedding trend? If they do, we predict this hymn will surge in popularity like all of the couple's big day details.