Major Differences between The Two Royal Wedding of The Century

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently took place. This Royal Wedding was quite a lot different from Prince William’s, royal experts have noted this. Wondering how exactly did they differ?

Here’s how:

The Walk Down The Aisle.

There were a lot of speculations regarding who would walk Meghan down the aisle. Her father, Thomas Markle, bowed out of the duty a week prior to the wedding as he reportedly suffered a heart attack. After this, many other rumors were doing its rounds when Kensington Palace announced that Prince Charles would meet the bride halfway down the aisle and accompany her to the altar.

This moment was undoubtedly one of the most endearing moments of the royal wedding.


Whereas in the last royal wedding, Kate’s father, Michael Francis Middleton walked her down the aisle to meet Prince William.

The Gown.

The gowns of Meghan and Kate were thoroughly different. A royal historian who runs the website Royal Musings said,

“The gowns are so different that there’s very little opportunity for close comparison.”

While Meghan wore a modern, understated design by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy along with a gorgeous long veil. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, wore a timeless, Grace Kelly-Esque gown designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and a much shorter veil.

The Guest List.

Prince Harry is sixth in line for the throne. So, this gave Prince Harry and Meghan the liberty to keep the guest list a little less-royal and more personal as they wished, unlike the wedding of Prince William and Kate.

Harris said,

“Since William is second in line to the throne, his guest list included political figures such as Commonwealth prime ministers and Commonwealth governors-general. William and Kate’s wedding also included a large contingent of foreign royalty.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: (L to R) Prince Felipe of Spain, Princess Letizia of Spain Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden exit Westminster Abbey after the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Ian Gavan/GP/Getty Images)

The 600 guests who were invited to the wedding mainly involved family members and friends. Also, the couple invited the people whom they have met through their charity work and Meghan’s years as an actress.