The Sussexes will celebrate their third wedding anniversary this week (19th May) and it’s been revealed that back in December they actually shared previously unknown details from their big day as part of their Spotify podcast series, Archewell Audio.

At the start of one episode, Prince Harry says, “as we all know, it’s been a YEAR. And we really want to honour the compassion and kindness that has helped so many people get through it.”

Harry and Meghan then go on to speak about their 2018 wedding day, revealing that their wedding song was the positive and powerful track Amen, This Little Light of Mine by Etta James.

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According to Harry, the couple chose the song as a reference to “the power we have within us to make this world a better place.” He described the track as “a song that means so much to us”, while the Duchess explained it was playing “while we were walking down the steps of the church.”

Megan went on to say, “it was the music that we wanted playing when we started our lives together.” She then quoted Martin Luther King, saying, “Because as we all know, darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that…”

Prince Harry concluded by saying, “the message of this song is one we hold so dearly.”

Harry and Meghan’s first dance at their wedding reception at Frogmore House was to I’m In Love by 60s soul singer, Wilson Pickett, according to royal biography Finding Freedom, which was released last August.

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The American soul singer is famous for many tracks, including In the Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally and Funky Broadway.

35 cross stitch kits perfect for beginners and improvers

Bothy Threads Love Note Cross Stitch Kit

Bothy Threads
lovecrafts.com

£20.99

A motivational slogan never goes amiss. If there’s someone you really believe in, let them know with this inspiring message. 

New York Cross Stitch Kit

New York Cross Stitch Kit

style n craft
createandcraft.com

£29.99

This cross stitch pattern makes us want to book a one-way flight to the Big Apple pronto. It also comes in Paris, Rome and Sydney – where do you want to jet to?

Disney Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Cross Stitch Hoop Kit

Disney Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Cross Stitch Hoop Kit

Whether it’s for grandkids, godchildren or nieces and nephews, this would make a gorgeous present for a little one. Wouldn’t Tigger and Winnie the Pooh look so sweet framed and hung in a nursery?

House Plant Cross Stitch Kit

House Plant Cross Stitch Kit

Amazon
amazon.co.uk

£5.49

Obsessed with your houseplants? Take it to the next level with this super-cute cross stitch pattern.  

Erica the Prawn Cross Stitch Kit

Erica the Prawn Cross Stitch Kit

style n craft
createandcraft.com

£54.00

We love the 70s vibe of this cool prawn cross stitch kit. Once you’ve created Erica the prawn, you could frame her, or turn your tapestry into a little cushion or bag.

Satsuma Street Impossible Cross Stitch Chart

Satsuma Street Impossible Cross Stitch Chart

This motivational motto is just what we need right now. A great way to brighten up your home or why not make it as a gift for someone facing a tough challenge?

Janlynn Counted Cross Stitch Kit 7.75

Janlynn Counted Cross Stitch Kit 7.75″X11.25″ – Joy In The Journey (14 Count)

Janlynn
createandcraft.com

£14.99

Whether you make this for your house or as a present to that friend that’s just moved, it will look lovely hung in any room. This particular design has a really comforting vintage vibe to it and it’s making us feel very nostalgic. 

Be Kind Tasseled Embroidery Kit Coral

Be Kind Tasseled Embroidery Kit Coral

Cotton Clara
trouva.com

US$17.95

This cross stitch kit makes a ‘Be Kind’ tassled wall hanging – a perfect motto for our times. A cool piece of artwork for your home or to gift.

Dimensions Lakeside Village Counted Cross Stitch Kit 38cm x 30cm

Dimensions Lakeside Village Counted Cross Stitch Kit 38cm x 30cm

Take a virtual holiday with this lakeside village cross stitch. A more involved cross stitch kit, it’s better for improvers than beginners. What a way to while away the hours – plus you get a lovely bit of artwork at the end.

Bowie Cross Stitch Kit

Bowie Cross Stitch Kit

SonOfACrossStitch
etsy.com

US$10.95

Calling all David Bowie fans. Create the iconic Ziggy Stardust in cross stitch with this stand out kit.

Floral Cross Stitch Kit - Embroidery Kit

Floral Cross Stitch Kit – Embroidery Kit

Thea GOUVERNEUR SINCE 1959
amazon.co.uk

£45.97

This floral cross stitch set provides six different flowers and look absolutely lovely all framed together. 

Birth Record Baby Drawers Cross Stitch Kit

Birth Record Baby Drawers Cross Stitch Kit

New baby in the family? This cute cross stitch doubles up as a birth record. The perfect gift for a new mum.

Kawaii Cross-Stitch Kit: Super-Cute!

Kawaii Cross-Stitch Kit: Super-Cute!

Sosae Caetano
whsmith.co.uk

£5.94

Cross stitch these cute fruit with a Kawaii cross-stitch kit.  With four cross stitch patterns – mellow watermelon, blushing berry, pretty pineapple and sour lemon – it’s a great cross stitch kit to get started with.

Pllieay Full Range Embroidery Starter Kit with Pattern and Instructions Including Embroidery Cloth with Botanical Garden Pattern, 20cm Bamboo Embroidery Hoop, Color Threads and Tools

Pllieay Full Range Embroidery Starter Kit with Pattern and Instructions Including Embroidery Cloth with Botanical Garden Pattern, 20cm Bamboo Embroidery Hoop, Color Threads and Tools

Pllieay
amazon.co.uk

£5.99

We love the bold colours of this cross stitch kit set against a deep blue. It’s bound to brighten up your day.

Baby Feet Cross Stitch Kit

Baby Feet Cross Stitch Kit

style n craft
createandcraft.com

£9.99

Switch things up and instead of creating a baby footprint tile go for this charming homemade cross stitch – it’s something you’ll keep forever. 

DMC Oriental Birdcage Cross Stitch Kit 8 x 10 Inch

DMC Oriental Birdcage Cross Stitch Kit 8 x 10 Inch

This oriental birdcage cross stitch from Hobbycraft is so pretty, we’d love to hang it on the wall. A good kit for beginners and improvers alike.

Shine Bright Large Cross Stitch Kit

Shine Bright Large Cross Stitch Kit

Need a self-esteem boost? This ‘Shine Bright’ cross stitch kit makes a cute and inspirational wall hanging.

Cactus Cross Stitch Kit

Cactus Cross Stitch Kit

MelocaDesigns
etsy.com

US$11.25

How cute is this cactus cross stitch kit? Perfect if you’re a fan of succulents – once finished, prop it on a shelf among your plants.

Stay Safe Rainbow Cross Stitch Kit, Craft Kit For Adults, Key Worker Gifts

Stay Safe Rainbow Cross Stitch Kit, Craft Kit For Adults, Key Worker Gifts

ACuriousTwist
etsy.com

US$13.95

A sign for the times – this Stay Safe rainbow cross stitch would look great in the window for a Thursday eve clap along for key workers.

Love Cross Stitch Kit

Love Cross Stitch Kit

style n craft
createandcraft.com

£55.00

This design is brimming with West End drama, bringing the bright lights into your home. Illuminate a room with this beauty. Great as a pillow but also wonderful framed for a bit of theatrical glamour. 

Blue Tit Cross Stitch Kit - Beginners Counted Cross Stitch Mini - DIY Craft Kits, Birds, Wildlife Needlepoint

Blue Tit Cross Stitch Kit – Beginners Counted Cross Stitch Mini – DIY Craft Kits, Birds, Wildlife Needlepoint

KnitKnotKrafts
etsy.com

US$7.95

If you’ve been enjoying watching the birds in the garden or on your daily walk, this is the perfect cross stitch kit for you. This simple blue tit pattern has just enough detail for a standout piece.

3 Pack Embroidery Starter Kit with Pattern and Instructions,Cross Stitch Set, Full Range of Stamped Embroidery Kits with 3 Embroidery Clothes with Plants Flowers Pattern, Color Threads Tools Kit

3 Pack Embroidery Starter Kit with Pattern and Instructions,Cross Stitch Set, Full Range of Stamped Embroidery Kits with 3 Embroidery Clothes with Plants Flowers Pattern, Color Threads Tools Kit

ENTHUR
amazon.co.uk

£8.99

Get to grips with cross stitch with this great value trio of cross stitch patterns that will look delightful on your wall.

Rainbow Positivi Tea Cross Stitch Kit For Adults

Rainbow Positivi Tea Cross Stitch Kit For Adults

notonthehighstreet.com

US$17.99

Grab a cuppa and settle down with this cheery ‘Positivi-tea’ cross stitch kit from Not On The High Street. How can it not put a smile on your face?

Cross Stitch Creations: Disney Classic: 12 Patterns Featuring Classic Disney Characters

Cross Stitch Creations: Disney Classic: 12 Patterns Featuring Classic Disney Characters

becker&mayer!
amazon.co.uk

£12.24

For older kids (or big kids) who want to get into cross stitch, this Disney kit ticks all the boxes. With 12 patterns to choose from, the kit includes enough materials to make two cross stitch patterns. Once you get going, just buy more materials to work through the rest of the pattern book.

Proumhang 14CT Stamped Cross Stitch Lovely Animal Anime Simple Beginner Cross Stitch Embroidery Needlecraft DIY Canvas Aida Printed 22cm x 30cm:Colorful Fox

Proumhang 14CT Stamped Cross Stitch Lovely Animal Anime Simple Beginner Cross Stitch Embroidery Needlecraft DIY Canvas Aida Printed 22cm x 30cm:Colorful Fox

Proumhang
amazon.co.uk

£6.99

How gorgeous is this embroidered fox? The colourful tail and autumnal hues make this a cross stitch kit a winner.

More Gin Please Cross Stitch Craft Kit

More Gin Please Cross Stitch Craft Kit

Shining a light on our 5,000 small creative businesses (our Partners), who need our support now more than ever
notonthehighstreet.com

US$18.43

A must for gin fans. Once you’ve made this cross stitch, strategically place it so you can point from your sofa whenever you need a top up. 

More Wine Cross Stitch Kit

More Wine Cross Stitch Kit

SonOfACrossStitch
etsy.com

US$14.37

More of a vino fan? Then this cross stitch kit from Etsy is the one for you. 

Cross Stitch Gift Set. Wall Hanging Kit

Cross Stitch Gift Set. Wall Hanging Kit

notonthehighstreet.com

£17.00

How pretty is this pair of floral wall hangings? These wall hanging kits are inspired by the Classic Liberty’s of London, ‘Betsy’ print and come complete with a beautifully hand covered hoop and a unique wooden back so that your finished hanging looks beautiful from all sides.

Embroidery Full Kit, Cross Stitch Starter Kit Flower Bouquet Potted Plant Pattern Hand DIY Embroidery Kits Bamboo Hoop Art Craft Home Decoration for Adult Kids Beginner

Embroidery Full Kit, Cross Stitch Starter Kit Flower Bouquet Potted Plant Pattern Hand DIY Embroidery Kits Bamboo Hoop Art Craft Home Decoration for Adult Kids Beginner

Maritown
amazon.co.uk

£6.99

If you love the palm tree trend, this cross stitch kit is the perfect touch of greenery for your home. It also contains enough detail to help you hone your cross stitching skills.

Cross Stitch Caramel Biscuit Craft Kit

Cross Stitch Caramel Biscuit Craft Kit

notonthehighstreet.com

US$65.00

For all who appreciate the deliciousness that’s a Tunnocks Caramel Wafer, you can now cuddle your favourite snack by making this cross stitch kit into a cushion. Would also look stunning framed.

Cross Stitch Kit: Geometric Hummingbird Multi-Coloured, modern, abstract, bird, large A4 size

Cross Stitch Kit: Geometric Hummingbird Multi-Coloured, modern, abstract, bird, large A4 size

GeoCreationsUK
etsy.com

US$33.49

We love the colours on this hummingbird cross stitch kit. One for those with some cross stitch skills already, you’ll make a lovely A4-size picture.

Hello Jute Bag Modern Cross Stitch Kit

Hello Jute Bag Modern Cross Stitch Kit

notonthehighstreet.com

£25.00

Make your shopper a must-have item with this jute bag cross stitch kit. 

DIY Father's Day Card

DIY Father’s Day Card

notonthehighstreet.com

US$9.50

It’s almost Father’s Day and what better way to show you care than with a hand stitched card. This cross stitch card kit is bound to be a success.

Bee Cross Stitch Kit

Bee Cross Stitch Kit

notonthehighstreet.com

£15.99

This lovely bee cross stitch kit is bound to create a buzz! The small size means it’s an easy project to get going with if you’re new to cross stitch.

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