Oh, what drama it all was: Prince Charles giving Meghan away, the dress, the A-list guests. The royal wedding passed with splendour and enough talking points to last us a lifetime. But there were a lot of notable differences between Saturday’s ceremony and Will and Kate’s.
Meghan’s dazzling headpiece boasted diamonds set in platinum and acted as the ‘something borrowed’ from the Queen. Her (16-foot!) veil was secured by a diamond centre-stone.
Kate wore a Cartier Halo tiara in her 2011 wedding. The equally beautiful headpiece was originally created in 1936.
Royal wedding bouquets are steeped in tradition – including myrtle spans a century – but Meghan’s had a special touch: flowers were picked by her husband, including sweet peas, lily of the valley and jasmine. There was one similarity to Kate’s, though – both were laid afterwards on the tomb of the unknown soldier.
Elton John, Ellie Goulding, James Corden – some of the biggest names in the entertainment world were present at the wedding on Saturday. But how good was the previously unknown 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason? For the reception, guests were treated to four songs by Elton John while James Cordon provided the evening’s entertainment!
Remember Will’s classic Aston Martin with L plates and JU5T WED number plate? Harry and Meghan hosted an afternoon tea party after the ceremony, so decided to plump for something just as classically British from Windsor Castle: a Jaguar E-Type.
The top tier
Will and Kate had to conform to a few more traditions than Harry and Meghan: The fact their wedding had to be held on a weekday was one, and the traditional fruit cake choice was another. Harry and Meghan were more creative with their choice – a lemon and elderflower sponge.