The Daily Mail reports that Meghan personally chose to read out British poet Roger McGough’s poem ‘Vow’ in front of celebrity attendees such as Karlie Kloss, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry and that she was the only guest to have been invited to give a reading at the wedding.
The poem, which is a regular feature at weddings due to its loving sentiment, reads:
I vow to honour the commitment made this day
Which, unlike the flowers and the cake,
Will not wither or decay. A promise, not to obey
But to respond joyfully, to forgive and to console,
For once incomplete, we now are whole.
I vow to bear in mind that if, at times
Things seem to go from bad to worse,
They also go from bad to better.
The lost purse is handed in, the letter
Contains wonderful news. Trains run on time,
Hurricanes run out of breath, floods subside,
And toast lands jam-side up.
And with this ring, my final vow:
To recall, whatever the future may bring,
The love I feel for you now.
This isn't the first time Meghan has given a nod to British poets, either. In September, when she guest-edited British Vogue, Meghan shared her ‘personal favourite’ poem, ‘A note from the beach’ written by Matt Haig. The author later shared a note the duchess had sent him, captioning it, "I would love to go back in time and tell my young hopeless suicidal self about all of this magic to stay alive for."
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