Princess Eugenie didn't get to know her aunt Diana for very long, as the Princess of Wales passed away when she was only 7. Despite that, Eugenie has plans to pay tribute to her legacy 21 years later with a subtle reference during her wedding ceremony with Jack Brooksbank on Friday, reports Mamam!a.
It appears that Sara, the Duchess of York and Eugenie's mother, will be the brains behind the tribute, according to royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams. Fitzwilliams alleged that the homage will come in the form of a musical tribute that will be played during the ceremony at Windsor Chapel.
Speaking to the Express, Fitzwilliam said, "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."
The duchess, more commonly referred to in the media as Fergie, and Diana were close friends even before the royal connection, with the pair often having lunch together before Fergie struck up her relationship with Prince Andrew. Their friendship became closer once they became sisters in the mid-1980s, as it also did when both of their marriages began to fall apart around the same time.
Speaking about her and Diana's close relationship and hinting at their future divorces in her autobiography My Story, the duchess recalled a 1991 conversation, saying, "we first put words to the unspeakable idea that had been nudging us in the ribs for some time: that one or both of us might leave the Royal family. We burned the phone wires into the night, trading secrets and jokes that no-one else would understand."