During the last ten years, we were lucky to see royal weddings between the British royal family. In 2011, we watched the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, while In 2018, We had witnessed the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The two royal couples might have chosen different paths, but we would talk about some moments we had overlooked during their wedding day in this article.
Their Engagement Rings
The engagement ring that Prince William gave to Kate Middleton belonged to Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana. It was a 12-carat ring that had oval blue sapphire, and it was worth $400,000. The engagement ring that Prince Harry gave to Meghan had a diamond framing and was bought in Botswana. The estimated worth of the ring was $350,000. Botswana was the place where Prince Harry and Meghan were first in love.
Kate Is British
After Kate Middleton had announced her relationship with Prince William, some people did not believe that they were a perfect couple. Kate studied in St. Andrew’s School, Downe House School, Marlborough College, and the University of St Andrews. Kate met Prince William when she attended the University of St Andrews, and the family Kate knew various aristocrats. Kate’s father had a connection to the aristocrat of the British.
Megan Is From LA
Meghan entered the entertainment industry and became a well-known actress, and she was born in a wealthy family. Meghan had a decent education, and she studied in all-girls Catholic private school in Los Angeles. Meghan also studied at Northwestern University to learn about theater. Her father’s occupation was a television director of photography and lighting, while her mother was an instructor of yoga and a social worker.
How They Waved To The Crowd
After Kate and Meghan became a member of the British royal family, they anticipated that would get a perfect regal wave. It was not a surprise that the duchesses would wave at the people while riding in a carriage to their wedding ceremony. Their action was a sign to thank the people around them since they went to the place to witness the celebration. We could see the difference in how the two duchesses wave at the crowd.
Prince Charles’ Different Attires
We could see that the father of Prince William and Prince Harry wore different outfits during the special day of his sons, while Camilla Parker, their father’s second wife, used the same clothes for the wedding day of Prince William and Prince Harry. Prince Charles wore his royal regalia during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, while he used a grey suit when Prince Harry and Meghan exchanged vows with each other.
Walking The Aisle
We could tell that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markel were under pressure on their special day. During Kate’s wedding day, her father, Micheal Middleton, had accompanied her on the aisle. It was not the same with the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan’s father did not get to attend the important day of her daughter because of health issues. The Duchess walked on the aisle by herself, but Prince Charles met her in the middle.
Their Wedding Reception Dress
At their royal wedding, the two duchesses wore their new gown when they participated in a reception that Prince Charles hosted. Kate used the white classic Alexander McQueen, while Meghan used a dress made by Stella McCartney worth $157,000. Meghan was wearing the beautiful gown, and We could also see that the Duchess also held the hands of Prince Harry. The Prince guided Meghan towards her blue Jaguar.
Kissing The Bride
The new married royal couple’s kiss got the attention of people throughout the world. After the wedding at Westminster Abbey, Prince William and his wife kissed on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry and his wife had their first kiss after their wedding was outside of St. George’s Chapel. The royal couples were happy after their marriage, while the people were celebrating with them.
What The Middletons Wore
The parents of Kate were Michael and Carole Middleton, and they were famous members of British society. The Middletons were known as lawyers and properly educated families. Kate’s father participated in his daughter’s wedding while wearing a suit and top hat. Her mother wore a light blue gown, and The Middletons also wore the same clothes during the special day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Many people watched the royal wedding since it was not an ordinary wedding. The Duchess wore beautiful headwear during their important day. Kate used a Cartier Tiara, which she got from Queen Elizabeth II during Kate’s 18 birthday, and Meghan wore a tiara that Queen Elizabeth II used. It was a Diamond Bandeau Tiara that was made in 1932. The sapphire center stone was changed to a diamond during her special day.
The Beckhams Were There Too
David Beckham, the well-known soccer superstar, and his wife, Victoria Beckham, a famous fashion designer, were also at royal weddings. During the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate, David used a grey morning suit and top hat, while her wife was wearing a sleek navy dress and hat. They also used the same outfit during the wedding day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. There were reports that the celebrity gave their wedding gowns to the charity.
The Royal Cakes
Prince William and Kate’s wedding cake was created by Fiona Cairns, which was worth $160,000. The Prince and the Duchess picked fruitcakes as the flavor, and they also bought a chocolate cake for those who did not prefer eating fruitcakes. Prince Harry and Meghan picked lemon sponge cake with a combination of elderflower syrup and Amalfi lemon curd. The royal couple’s cake was worth $60,000 to $75,000.
The Wedding Bouquets
The bouquets for Kate and Meghan might have a similar appearance, but there was still a difference for each of them. The Bouquet for Kate was small and created by Shane Connolly where it had many white flowers which symbolizes happiness and love. Philippa Craddock made the Bouquet for Meghan, and Prince Harry handpicked the flower that was used in the Bouquet. It represented their goals as a lover, which was they were determined to love each other.
Kate Had A Maid Of Honor While Meghan Had Page Boys
Kate’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton, was requested to become the Maid of Honor and helped Kate in walking down the aisle at Westminster Abbey. Before the royal wedding, Kate and her sister loved each other. However, for the royal wedding of Meghan at St. George’s Chapel, the Duchess did not pick a maid of Honor. Prince Harry’s wife decided that two-page boys would carry her train.
What The Grooms Wore
Prince William and Prince Harry also served the military. It was a custom for the groom of the royal family that they should wear their military uniforms during their wedding. Prince William wore a red uniform of the Irish Guards and was known as the first royal groom who wore that uniform. Prince Harry used his Blues and Royals on his special day. The Prince picked Major’s uniform even though he became a Captain-General of the Royal Marines.
What The Duchess Of Cambridge Wore
The world expected Kate’s wedding gown would be beautiful. The gown that Kate was wearing was an Alexander McQueen, and the creator was Sarah Burton. The worth of the dress that the Duchess was wearing was $450,000. It had a modern beauty with a mixture of traditional designs. Kate used a Royal School of Needlework gown that had a nine-foot train. The gown also had 58 organza-covered buttons and Rouleau loops, while the back of the dress had a unique detail.
Kate’s Attire In Meghan’s Wedding
In the tradition of the royal family, nobody could wear white at a wedding except the bride. Some people thought that Kate did not follow the practice when we looked at her outfit for the first time. Kate used a beautiful Alexander McQueen coat, but the actual color of the outfit was primrose yellow. After Prince Louis was born, The Duchess of Cambridge was beautiful when she wore a light-yellow coat.
What The Duchess Of Sussex Wore
On the day where the Duchess of Sussex was married, the bride used a Givenchy silk gown created by Clare Waight Keller. It was a dress that had lace and various accessories. The Duchess also sued a blue dress that was made from fabric. It was a piece of cloth that Meghan wore during her first date with the Prince. Her veil was 16.5 feet long and had a beautiful train.
The Brides’ Mothers
Kate Middleton’s mother, Carole Middleton, also wore a head-turner dress on her daughter’s wedding day. Carole wore a pale blue gown that Catherine Walker created. The color of the dress was perfect for the wedding day. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, came from Los England to watch her daughter marry Prince Harry. We could tell that Meghan was glad that she was married to her loved one.
The Evening Wedding Reception
Unfortunately, not everybody who attended the royal wedding was invited to the evening receptions. The guest who was invited had changed their clothes after the royal wedding. Prince William and Kate Middleton were held in Buckingham Palace, while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were hosted at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Hall. The evening reception had toasts, and they gave best wishes for the newlywed royal couples.
How Much The Wedding Costed
The royal wedding of the two Prince and Duchesses was more expensive than the typical wedding. The royal wedding was planned and made sure that it became a part of history. They assumed that there would be many guests that would participate or watch the wedding. In 2011, 2,500 people had witnessed Prince William and Kate’s special day, which they spent $34 million. Prince Harry and Meghan had 600 guests, but they spent $55 million.
Chelsy Davy’s Attire On Both Royal Weddings
In the past, Prince Harry had a complicated relationship with a Zimbabwean businesswoman named Chelsy Davy. The two lasted from 2004 to 2011, and Prince William and Prince Harry invited Chelsy to their royal wedding. During Prince William’s wedding day, Harry and Chelsy suddenly broke up. According to Parade magazine, Harry and Chelsy broke because Chelsy was not prepared to live with the royal family.
The Queen’s Attire
Queen Elizabeth II said, “I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.” Queen Elizabeth knew how to pair up her dress, especially during the Prince royal wedding. The Queen used a long sleeve that was color yellow, and she matched it with a hat at Prince William and Kate’s wedding. At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, the Queen wore a green coat, and she also wore a green hat with a purple feather.
The Different Royal Wedding Veils
There was also a difference between the bride’s wedding dress. The train of the gown that Kate was using was longer than Meghan. However, Meghan’s veil caught the attention of the people. Kate veil was a perfect match with the Queen’s tiara, and it was known as a secret of the Royal School Needlework project. The designer of Meghan’s veil was Clare Waight, and the veil was 16.5 feet long. It also had wildflowers from 53 various countries.
Pippa Middleton’s Outfits Turned Heads
Kate’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton, was a Maid of Honor during the royal wedding in 2011. Pippa’s dress was unique and would be an excellent pair for her sister’s gown. The gown that Pippa was wearing had caught the attention of the people. The younger sister became well-known because of the dress. Pippa, who was married in 2017, wore a gown colored light green during Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
The Earrings That They Wore
On the day that the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, Kate used a Robinson Pelham diamond for her earrings. It became an excellent pair for her diamond tiara. The earrings were shaped like a teardrop, and the earring was worth $20,000, while Meghan was wearing Cartier earrings during her royal wedding. Meghan was wearing a diamond and white gold earring that matched her tiara. The tiara was lent by the Queen, which Queen Mary gave in 1953.
Princess Anne And Her Different Shades Of Purple
We should not forget Princess Anne since she was the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Princess Anne was at the royal wedding of the two Princes. The Princess matched the color of her clothes to her mother. The Princess wore a purple and green collared coat, and she matched it with a purple hat at Prince William’s wedding. During Prince Harry’s wedding, the Princess used a darker purple skin.
The Crowd In Both Weddings
Prince William and Kate’s royal wedding had many more guests than Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding. The reputation of Prince William would be crowned as a King in the future might be the reason he had many guests. The royal wedding of Prince William had 2,000 guests, while Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding also had many guests at Windsor Castle. Unfortunately, St. George’s Chapel could not fit too many people.
Peter Phillips And His Family’s Attire
Peter Philips was the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II. Peter also participated in the royal weddings together with Autumn, Peter’s wife. The daughter of Peter and Autumn was Savannah and Isla. Peter’s wife wore a beautiful purple dress during Prince William’s royal wedding. The couple participated in Prince Harry’s royal wedding while wearing a gorgeous long-sleeved royal blue dress paired with a teal hat.
Lady Kitty Spencer’s Gorgeous Attire
During the wedding of Prince William and Prince Harry, we could feel Princess Diana was also at the royal wedding. On the Prince’s important day, they paid tribute to their mother, who had passed away to remember her. Lady Kitty Spencer, the cousin of both Princes, also attended the royal wedding. Lady Kitty used a gown that was colored beige. Kitty went to Harry’s wedding wearing a colorful floral print skirt and green square neck dress.
What Prince Philip Wore
Prince William’s and Prince Harry’s grandfather was Prince Philip, and he was proud that his grandchildren were now married. During the wedding day of Prince William, The Prince wore red while Prince Philip used a Grenadier Guards uniform. During the royal wedding of Prince Harry, where the Prince wore a blue tie, Prince Philip wore a casual suit since he had undergone hip surgery.
Meghan Isn’t Close With Her Siblings
Doria was the mother of Meghan, and they were close to each other. However, it was not the same with her siblings. Meghan had a half-sibling, the child of her father. Samantha and Thomas Markle, Jr., and in the interview, Samantha had created a problem for Meghan, while her brother had encountered some legal issues. Doria was the only person in the family who attended the royal wedding.
Kate’s Traditional English Fashion
Kate chose a style that was traditional and conservative similar to Kate’s relation with Prince William. After the royal couple got married, Kate became an icon in fashion and created “the Kate effect.” The hats and coats that she used were treated as a conservative dressing style. The style was comparable to Queen Elizabeth II, and both women were happy to wear bright color accessories. Kate’s maternity polka dot dress became sold out after she used it in 2015.
Meghan’s Modern Fashion Sense
Meghan was working in Hollywood and had the opposite style compared to Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge grew up as an upper-middle-class. Meghan favors tailored shorts and pants that would compliment the gowns. We also saw the Duchess of Sussex using heels matched with loose-fitting collared shirts with sports Jackets. Kate might have royal jewels and tiaras, but Meghan had accessories that were moody blues. The accessories were simple and small.
Kate’s Privileged Life
Before Prince William Married his wife, Kate was living a comfortable life. Kate’s father was a multimillion-dollar online party gift business. While Kate was studying at St. Andrews private school, Kate was residing at her parent’s apartment, which was cost estimation $1.3 and $1.8 million. Kate did not have any problems financially during her study and could focus only on her education. We could tell that Kate came from a wealthy family.
Kate Is Close With Her Siblings
Kate had two siblings, and they were pretty famous. Kate loved her siblings, and they were close to each other. Pippa was the younger sister of Kate, and she was also the maid of honor during Kate’s royal wedding. The young brother of Kate was James Middleton. Kate’s brother was the closest family member to the royal family. Her brother was also the individual who read the bible verse at his sister’s wedding.
Meghan Had A Lot Of Opportunities But Not The Same As Kate
The father of Meghan was making money in Hollywood to educate his daughter in a well-known private school. The Duchess also did not have a lavish lifestyle like Kate, but Meghan took care of her mother when their parents divorced. Meghan was only six years old when her parents separated. Not only was Meghan an actress, but the Duchess also taught calligraphy and bookbinding after she graduated from college.
Kate Kept Her Distance With Fans
In some images, we could see that Kate was far away from when she greeted people who participated in the event. We could always see her holding her purse, which was a sign that the Duchess did not like to shake hands or hug other people. There were times that the Duchess would get the flowers or shake the hand of her fans. The reason might be the royal protocol that others could not touch or take a photo with the Duchess.
Meghan Is Fond Of The Fans
Meghan was the opposite of Kate since the Duchess would hug the children without hesitation. Meghan would also visit the British Royal family, and fans could come near her and ask for a hug and a photo. Before Meghan said her relationship with the Prince in public, Meghan decided to delete her social media accounts. The reason might be because her fans would always want to talk to her.
Kate Is Private With Her Opinions
One crucial protocol for being a royal member was to become neutral, especially about politics and social issues. Royalties could not say their opinion about any topics and could not support any kinds of candidates. After it became a topic when Kate started dating Prince William, The Duchess was doing a great job of being neutral to all the political issues. The Duchess also did not voice out her opinion.
Meghan Voices Out Her Opinions
Meghan was straightforward about her opinion even when she was a young girl. The Duchess wanted to speak what was on her mind. At eleven years old, Meghan appeared in Nick News and Linda Ellerbee, which they talked about the sexist Proctor and Gamble television commercial removed. Meghan also made people aware of the issue about the inequality in gender when she was still active in social media accounts.
Kate’s Past Isn’t Much Of A Problem
There was not enough information about Kate before she was wedded to Prince William even when they tried everything to learn the Duchess. Kate did not might gorgeously dress when she was in her college years, but it was anticipated. The royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, welcomed Kate into their family. They did not think anything about the Duchess’s past and looked only at Kate in the present.
Meghan Didn’t Seem To Be A Perfect Fit
Meghan might not be the perfect person to be wedded by Prince Harry and be a part of the royal family. Meghan was an American who had previously divorced and also a well-known celebrity in Hollywood. The Queen also thought about it before she gave her blessing to the Prince. Meghan was 34 years old before she met Prince Harry, and she had more experience than Kate since Kate met her husband at the age of 19.
Kate Is Athletic
During Kate’s free time, the Duchess was doing sports. Kate and her husband also attended sports events, and Kate knew how to play tennis, volleyball, rowing, and skiing together with her family in Switzerland. The time Kate was in the boarding school, The Duchess was swimming, rowing, tennis, and field hockey. We could say that Kate was athletic and fit. We could also say that she was a talented person.
Meghan Loves Doing Yoga
Meghan was always doing exercise on the yoga mat, similar to her mother. Doria, Meghan’s mother, was a yoga instructor in Los Angeles, and at seven years old, Meghan started doing yoga. There were times. People saw Meghan doing a yoga class when the lady was in Toronto. Before the Duchess was wedded to Prince Harry, Meghan participated in yoga classes at Modo Yoga in New York City.
Kate And William Had Split But Got Back Together
Prince William and Kate met each other in a college school named St. Andrew’s in 2001. The two began dating in 2002 and announced their relationship in 2004. Unfortunately, the couple decided to divorce in 2007 since they only graduated from college and became independent. In 2008, they tried to date again, and in 2010, the Prince proposed to the Duchess, and they exchanged vows on April 29, 2011.
Meghan And Harry’s Relationship Moved A Bit Faster
The relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan progressed faster than Prince William and Kate. In 2016, Prince Harry and Meghan met each other when their friend planned a blind date. Later, they went to Botswana for several weeks, and their bond had deepened during those days. On November 27, 2017, The house of Clarence and Kensington Palace announced to the public Prince Harry and Meghan’s engagement which ended being married on May 19, 2018.
Kate Would Be The Queen Consort
The successor of the throne was essential to the royal family. The second line in the throne was Prince William after his father, Prince Charles. After being the King, Kate would become the Queen consort with the highest honor in the royal family. It was important to Kate that she followed every protocol, and since Prince William would become the King, their first son would become the third in line successor of the British throne.
Meghan And Harry Are Given A Bit Of Slack
Prince Harry was the sixth successor of the line, and it was a slight chance to become the King of the country. The royal family was not strict with the couple when it comes to royal duties and expectations. However, Prince William’s brother would always be the Prince of the country, and Meghan would always be the Duchess of Sussex. The Prince’s son had the name Master Archi Mountbatten-Windsor for their child.
Kate Barely Has Any Privacy
The media always watched the royal family, and people always wanted to get a piece of news about Kate and Prince William. It was the reason why the royal couple had a hard time avoiding the paparazzi. Kate was in disbelief when she took her photos while on vacation in 2012 in a magazine. The paparazzi took a picture of Kate when the Duchess was enjoying the sun. The royal family decided to file a lawsuit against the photographer of the photo.