Meghan Markle and Prince Harry paid tribute to Princess Diana in several ways on their royal wedding day. From the flowers in Markle’s wedding bouquet to the ring she wore to the reception, Princess Diana was very much a part of the couple’s special day.
And she even made an appearance in Markle and Prince Harry’s official wedding portraits—well, subtly. Both People magazine and The Business Insider confirm that the couch Prince Harry’s sitting on for the photos is the exact same couch Princess Diana sat on for Harry’s christening pics in 1984.
It’s a pretty unmistakable couch. The plush piece of furniture is forest green with bright gold handles and legs. Even with all the children in Markle and Prince Harry’s photos, you can still tell it’s the same couch. You can see it from a mile away.
But check out the photos, below, if you don’t believe me. The first is of Markle and Prince Harry’s portrait.
And the second is from Prince Harry’s christening. Same couch, same royal family—just a different era.
Markle and Prince Harry first talked about Princess Diana in their engagement interview from November. Prince Harry included some of his mother’s stones in Markle’s engagement ring, a move that meant so much to the former Suits star.
“Everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [the diamonds] and not being able to meet his mom…. It’s important for me to know she’s a part of this with us,” Markle said. “I’m able to somehow know her through him…. To be able to have this [ring]—which links where[he] comes from—it’s perfect.”
Prince Harry added that he thinks Markle and his mother would be “thick as thieves.” “She’d be over the moon [about our relationship], jumping up and down. So excited for me,” he said. “She would’ve been best friends with Meghan. It’s days like this where I miss having her around. I’m sure she’s with us.”