MEGHAN MARKLE reportedly wanted a very surprising guest at her royal wedding last year.
The Duchess of Sussex married Prince Harry on May, 19 2018 in St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby conducted the service but he also advised Meghan on whether to invite one particular guest, according to The Daily Mail. Meghan is said to have been considering asking the Dalai Lama to give a sermon at the wedding.
However, it is not clear if it was Meghan or Prince Charles who thought of including the exiled Buddhist leader.
Royal sources have insisted it was not Meghan’s idea but Charles’.
Clarence House sources say this is incorrect.
Mr Welby reportedly vetoed the idea of the Dalai Lama being included because he wasn’t Christian, according to the paper.
Meghan Markle reportedly wanted a very surprising guest at her royal wedding (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle: It is not clear if it was Meghan or Prince Charles who wanted it (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship timeline (Image: EXPRESS)
He then told the couple the head of the Episcopal Church of the US should give the sermon.
Meghan enjoyed quoting the Dalai Lama’s injunction: “Don’t let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace” in her former life as an actress.
Meghan’s love for meditation was passed on to Harry who reportedly now practices the hobby “every day”.
Harry spoke about his daily meditation sessions to Buddhist monk Kelsang Sonam as he visited community cafe and supermarket Number 7 with the Duchess of Sussex during a trip to Birkenhead in January.
Meghan Markle’s love for meditation was passed on to Harry (Image: GETTY)
In March 2018, LA-based yoga instructor Light Watkins said he once spent four days with Meghan giving her one-to-one guidance.
Mr Watkins told The Mirror: “I met Meghan through a mutual friend and she was really intrigued by the fact I was a meditation teacher.
“She came by my home studio and we did four sessions over four days, so you become self-sufficient in it.
“I took her through it and she had wonderful experiences. She really appreciated the training and getting structure.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK