Here's the meaning behind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's specially personalized car registration

Here's the meaning behind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's specially personalized car registration

This weekend, the world stopped and watched as Prince Harry - the sixth member of the royal family in line for the throne - said his "I do's" with Meghan Markle, who up until a year or so ago was best known for her acting role in Suits. The once-unlikely couple shared their special day with tens of thousands of people who turned up to witness the matrimonial celebrations firsthand in Windsor, and with an estimated two billion others worldwide.

Despite drawing such a large crowd, though, there were still some intricate details of the ceremony that managed to slip past eagle-eyed viewers at the time - many of which were sweet gestures from the prince to his new bride.

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The first thing that many people picked up on was the unconventional-looking bouquet of flowers that Meghan carried with her, and it turned out that Harry himself had contributed to the arrangement. "Prince Harry handpicked several flowers yesterday from their private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bespoke bridal bouquet designed by florist Philippa Craddock," the palace disclosed.

What's more, the 33-year-old prince was careful to include his late mother's favorite flowers: Forget-Me-Nots.

"The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle’s bouquet to honor the memory of the late Princess on this special day," Kensington Palace reported.

But Harry also provided another subtle gift to his new wife: a car with personalized plates.

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The plates read "E190518", which - if you go by the English way of writing dates - corresponds to May 19th, 2018: the day of the wedding!

The "E" in the plate most likely refers to the make of the car, an E-type Jaguar Concept Zero.

Harry and Meghan hopped into the sports car (which was originally made in 1968, but has seen been modernized and now runs on electricity), at about 7.20pm in order to proceed to their evening reception at Frogmore House in Windsor.

While there, however, Harry's older brother, William, decided to play a prank on the newlywed prince, in which he tied something very strange to the back of his new ride.

The newlywed couple apparently stayed at the party for several hours, before tapping out at midnight "shattered and madly in love", according to one guest.

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However, they didn't go speeding off in their new car straight away, and in fact will not be departing on their honeymoon for a short while yet. Indeed, tomorrow - just days after the biggest royal celebration of the year - the couple will be appearing at Prince Charles' 70th birthday party at Buckingham Palace.

This will be Meghan Markle's first event as an official member of the royal family, but she has claimed that her new familial and official roles won't change her personal motivations in life. The official website for the monarchy described the former actress' "lifelong commitment" to working to promote "social justice and women's empowerment", and included a quote in which she said: "I am proud to be a woman and a feminist."

So, even with the fancy car, the huge wedding, and a literal promotion to royalty, it seems like Markle still cares most about the sentimental things in life. And, by the looks of his actions on Saturday, so does Harry. They're clearly a perfect match.