Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding back in May 2018 seems like a lifetime ago now – and of course, a lot has happened since then. But when new details emerge about the beautiful day, we can’t resist taking them all in once again.
At the time, you probably oohed and ahhed over the dress, admired the flowers and got a little choked up over the vows, but one thing you might not have stopped to consider is how St George’s Chapel smelled when the couple tied the knot.
Rumours circulated at the time that the official wedding scent was from Parisian fragrance house Diptyque, but as the family aren’t allowed to make any direct product endorsements, this was never confirmed.
Now HELLO! magazine is reporting that the new book Finding Freedom reveals that the happy couple were supplied with diffusers by luxury candle brand Diptyque, which were apparently approved by the Palace ahead of the day. It’s thought that Harry and Meghan opted for the iconic Baies scent to fill the room, which carries notes of blackcurrant leaves and Bulgarian rose (an appropriately romantic choice).
Diptyque is of course a high-end brand, and those diffusers don’t come cheap, retailing at around £130 from luxury sites like Net-A-Porter. But if you want to capture just a little bit of the magic of the duo’s nuptials in your own home, you can get a 70g Baies candle for as little as £27, or a larger model for £47.
For longtime Meghan fans, it’ll come as no surprise that she turned to the brand for such a significant moment. Back when she was still running her now-defunct lifestyle blog The Tig, eagle-eyed followers spotted an old photo of a well-loved Dipqtyque Figuier candle in her apartment, so she appears to have loved its range for some time.
And it seems that floral fragrances are something of a tradition amongst the royals on their wedding day, as Meghan’s sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, famously had Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom candles lit in Westminster Abbey during her wedding to Prince William in April 2011 – a glorious mix of clementine flower, orange blossom and water lily that will bloom beautifully in any home.