SAY what you like about the royals, but they do put on a good wedding. The fact they’re not short of money obviously helps, but there’s also all their peculiar rules they have to adhere to.
For all the luxury and privilege being a Royal entails, there is a lot of bizarre protocol to follow, and, however, whimsical and romantic a royal wedding may seem, they’re actually steeped in these dusty traditions.
These traditions have been put in place by Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Philip. Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced their engagement, they’ll have to follow these too.
The groom’s outfit
Part of the princely deal means wearing military uniform on your wedding day, a tradition which dates back to Prince Albert. Prince William chose an eye-catching red uniform from the Irish Guards (he holds the honorary rank of Colonel) for his ceremony.
Back in 1981, Prince Charles wore his full dress naval commander uniform for his wedding to Diana. Continuing this tradition, Harry will also wear military uniform to wed, as it is tradition for royal grooms to get married in military dress, the Express reports.
The seating plan
Ask anyone who’s got married— the seating plan can be a minefield. Not for the Royals, though. They get to avoid all seating plan politics and headaches by laying down the law. The Royal family always sit on the right-hand side of the church. So there.
The wedding cake
Another perk of being a prince or princess of the United Kingdom is the oodles of wedding cake you get to sample. While the rest of us mere mortals must content ourselves with just the one average-sized cake, royals get to have two.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge eschewed the traditional fruit cake and went for behemoth chocolate fudge cake instead.
The wedding ring
It’s customary among aristocratic man to not wear a wedding ring — as is the case with both Prince Philip and Prince William.
That said, Prince Charles wore his wedding ring from his marriage to Princess Diana on his little finger even after her death, removing it in early 2005. He now wears a wedding ring again after marrying the Duchess of Cornwall in April 2005.—Mirror Online