Celebrity SecretsWeddings

How did Harry and Meghan’s wedding compare to Will and Kate’s?

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.

The tiara
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.

The bouquet
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.

The entertainment
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!

The car
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.

Back to top button