Meghan Markle’s Latest Appearance Shows Off Her Favorite Candle—and a Memory of Her Wedding

published Sep 26, 2020
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The prevalence of Zoom meetings means getting an unprecedented look inside celebrity homes, and royal fans understandably are clamoring for a peek into Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new Santa Barbara home. In a new virtual appearance, the Duchess of Sussex did give fans a glimpse into her brand new living room, showing off a sweet tribute to her royal wedding day behind her.

Markle made a surprise appearance on the “America’s Got Talent” finale, filming a “good luck” message for one of the show’s finalists, Archie Williams (and yes, she did note that she’s understandably a big fan of his name). She can be seen sitting on the couch in what appears to be the couple’s living room, with eagle-eyed fans noticing a single Diptyque Tubéreuse/Tuberose Candle ($68), a fresh floral scent with notes of tuberose, perched on display in the background.

It might not seem that unexpected for someone to have a candle in their living room, but this isn’t just any ordinary candle. Aside from being a longtime favorite brand of Markle’s (fan site Meghan’s Mirror notes that she showed them off prominently on display in her home before she became a royal on her now-defunct Instagram page) the luxe Parisian perfumery brand played an important role during her 2018 wedding.

Not only did Diptyque confirm that Markle lit the candles in her dressing room as she was getting ready to walk down the aisle, according to InStyle, but the couple also lit the candles and room sprays both in St. George’s Chapel during the ceremony and during their reception, no doubt setting a romantic and elegantly scented mood.

At the time, Diptyque’s managing director Amanda Morgan told InStyle why infusing a particular scent on your wedding day is a subtly special way to create a memory. “The same way you choose your flowers and music, it’s another way to allow your personality and style to be reflected,” she told the magazine. “After the wedding, you can use the fragrance in your home to help remember the day.”

Markle is known to be a fan of several of Diptyque’s scents, so if you want to create a little regal ambiance in your own abode, you can definitely shop the line yourself. Though the small scented candles will set you back $36, a little bit of royal luxury might just be the ticket if you’re spending tons of extra time in your space these days.