The Duchess of Sussex made history at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan. The couple broke tradition in a number of ways by choosing to work in their own style. From his early twenties, Prince Harry was known to the public as a royal rebel. Amidst the controversy, Prince Harry hasn’t let tradition decide who will be his bride, so it’s no surprise that his wedding will follow suit.
Here are some general details about that wedding that you might have missed.
1. Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake that broke royal tradition
The tradition of the choice of wedding cakes in the royal family has been going on for a long time. Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake broke not just one, but two royal wedding traditions. The erstwhile royal couple all opted for a fruit-flavored cake covered with white icing.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke the norm by going for elderflower and lemon flavored cakes. The couple chose to capture the essence of their spring wedding with a cake wrapped in buttercream and fresh flowers.
The other tradition that broke Meghan and Harry’s wedding cake was the design. Traditional royal wedding cakes have been somewhat of an architectural marvel with multiple tiers.
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s cake was 3 feet tall with 8 tiers. The lower tier contained four three-tier cakes. The Harry and Meghan cake, created by Claire Ptak, had three tiers, each placed on a differently decorated stand.
2. Harry and Meghan’s wedding guests included some big names
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding broke records for royal weddings, which were attended by A-list celebrities. The most notable is billionaire Oprah Winfrey, who graced the royal family with her appearance, dressed in a beautiful lilac dress.
Former professional footballer, David Beckham and his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham were also in attendance, according to city and country.
The world famous English singer, writer and musician Elton John was a close friend of the late Princess Diana. She attended the wedding with her husband, David Furnish, and made a private performance for the new royal couple at the wedding reception at Windsor Castle.
Tennis champion Serena Williams attended the wedding as a close friend of Meghan’s. The two met at a celebrity flag football game and have been close friends ever since. Williams even threw Meghan’s shower for baby Archie.
3. Meghan Markle’s ‘Suits’ co-stars were in attendance
Meghan’s acting career struggled for years before landing the role of Rachel Zane in the legal drama, Suithandjob which lasted for 9 years. Her close relationship with her co-stars led her to be invited to the royal wedding.
Cast members in attendance include Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Abigail Spencer.
4. Breaking royal tradition, Prince Harry wore a wedding band
When it comes to breaking royal protocol, Prince Harry is always at the forefront of following in his mother’s footsteps. Princess Diana was famous as a rebellious royal who saw fit to her rule.
Prince Harry broke royal tradition by wearing a wedding band that none of the preceding royal groomsmen had, including Harry’s father and brother. He wore a wedding band to symbolize his commitment to his marriage.
Prince Harry’s wedding band broke with another tradition when it was made of platinum instead of Welsh gold like all royal jewelry. Welsh gold is important to the royal family, as it is a gift from the Queen’s personal Welsh gold collection.
5. Meghan Markle’s Veil Had a Meaningful Floral Design
Meghan’s 5-meter-long veil with a floral design was more than just a work of art. The embroidered flowers represented 53 Commonwealth countries. Meghan selected one flower for each country because she wanted countries to be a part of her wedding journey.
In addition, she chose the California poppy to represent her home state and the wintersweet flower from the grounds of Kensington Palace in honor of her groom.
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