We’re about a month away from the royal wedding of the year: the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And we bet that’s all people would be talking about in the next month. To kick things off, we’ll start by comparing the details between Meghan’s wedding and Kate’s. Because we bet you want to know too.
The wedding ring
Meghan’s wedding ring will follow the royal family’s tradition of using Welsh gold. Kate’s wedding ring was designed using a piece of gold given to Prince William by the Queen after he announced his engagement, while Meghan’s is likely to be made by jeweller Wartski, a British-run antique dealer who has been providing gold for the royal family for more than a century.
The invitation card
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding card bore the words “The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by The Queen to invite”, whereas Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding card read “The Royal Highness The Prince of Wales requests the pleasure of the company of”. This means, while the former’s invite came from the Queen, the latter came from Prince William. According to reports, the reason for the difference lies in the fact that unlike Prince William who is second in line for the throne, Prince Harry is sixth.
The dress code
The dress code for Meghan and Prince Harry’s wedding was revealed to be a morning dress coat for women and lounge suit for men, which is similar to Kate and Prince William’s wedding. What we’re looking forward to: women bringing out their fascinators.
The aisle walk
According to reports, Meghan wants to be walked down the aisle by her mother, although her estranged father “wants” to have that honour. He has reportedly been invited for the wedding. Kate was walked down the aisle by her father.
Meghan reportedly wants to deliver a speech at her wedding. While it’s normal to do so at any typical wedding, it’s not customary of a royal wedding.
According to Kensington Palace, the pair will have “a lemon elderflower cake that will incorporate the bright flavours of spring. It will be covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers.” The cake will be made by Claire Ptak, the owner of the London-based bakery Violet Cakes. Kate had an eight-tier fruit cake adorned with white icing and sugar flowers.
While Prince William and Kate got married in Westminster Abbey, the new royal couple will be tying the knot at St George’s Chapel.