Since the opening of Windsor Castle's royal wedding exhibit, "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," we've learned more intricate, personal details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials. Along with revealing how Prince Harry helped pick out her tiara and Meghan Markle's wedding dress inspiration, the couple also revealed their favorite moment from their royal wedding.
In an audio recording featured in the exhibition, Markle reveals that she and her now-husband especially love the song that played as she walked down the aisle. On May 19, while stunning in her Givenchy wedding dress, Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to George Frideric Handel’s "Eternal Source of Light Divine," as performed by Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.
“[It] was actually Harry’s choice entirely and I think a really beautiful piece,” Markle shares in the recording, according to People. “I can retrace that entire walk down the aisle listening to it. It really is so special for us and I think it’s one of those things we’ll treasure forever.”
The groom revealed his inspiration for his song selection in a separate audio recording at the exhibit. “I was looking for something completely different,” says Prince Harry. “I ended up stumbling across this piece of music, something that epitomizes the whole day, the whole feeling that I have for her, and this incredibly impactful music with no organ whatsoever, with a soloist who actually did the most incredible job.”
The soloist was accompanied by musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the Philharmonia—which all made for a breathtaking entrance as Markle walked down the aisle, arm in arm with Prince Charles.
“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,” Harry says in the recording.
The exhibit, which opened this week, allows the public to get a close-up look at the bride's and groom's wedding attire, and walks fans through each step of the couple's wedding planning process. Exhibition curator Caroline de Guitaut said that creating the exhibit has been a personal process for the couple.
“They made it very personal to them while at the same time acknowledging that it was going to a huge day and it some ways that made it more intimate for them,” she told People.
The perfect thing to add to your honeymoon itinerary, "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex" will be open for viewing at Windsor Castle from October 26 through January 6, 2019. It will later move to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland on June 14, 2019.