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?
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 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.
“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.”
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.