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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's third wedding anniversary is just one week away, and someone close to the couple is reflecting on his role in the nuptials and what it felt like to be there on the big day. Daniel Martin, a globally revered makeup artist, created the bride's look for her walk down the aisle, which included "no-makeup, makeup" and glowing skin. Looking back on the event, there were several moments—aside from his glam responsibilities—that stood out to him. As a fellow person of color, he particularly valued the presence of diversity. "My participation in it as an Asian American—I didn't really think about it," Martin told People. "For me, it was just helping my friends feel as beautiful and comfortable on her wedding day. I've never thought about it in that context, but now you bring that up, what an incredible opportunity to just let everyone know or just show people, hey, we are a global society."
The makeup pro also explained that diversity was spotlighted throughout the entire celebration, namely via Chicago-based Bishop Michael Curry's address, which noted the importance of inclusion as Meghan married into the royal family. The choir was another highlight in Martin's eyes. He noted that the singing "resonated through our bodies" as guests sat in St. George's Chapel on May 19, 2018, and the choir performed "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King. "I remember sitting there and taking it in," Martin shared. "'Wow, what an incredible opportunity to have such diversity in this particular church. That type of music, those voices had never been sung in that church before. The centuries of the family, the centuries of people who started in that church or who had services in that church, were predominantly Caucasian. And then, here's this one moment where this harmony of humanity happened—that completely changed the world at that moment."
While Martin is keeping other big-day details close to his heart, including the specific products he used to create Meghan's look, his thoughts on being forever affiliated with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's nuptials remain the same (he is constantly referred to as Meghan's makeup artist). "Meghan and I, we talk about this all the time. I'm always going to be that person, how some people are, I'm always going to be Meghan Markle's makeup artist for the rest of my life," he shared. "Which is totally fine because we're friends. I think if we didn't have a personal connection, it would definitely be different. It's wild that we're coming on three years [since the wedding] and I will forever get asked."