The Royal Wedding is fast approaching us and unlike many Royal Weddings, this one isn’t going to be very traditional. The couple have really made their wedding much more unique than previous ones, and nobody seems to mind.
I’m surprised we haven’t heard from a long lost uncle that doesn’t approve, but I guess this isn’t a Lifetime movie. The following are a few different traits that make this Royal Wedding a bit different than past ones so enjoy!
1. Windsor Castle is particularly special to the royal family.
The wedding will take place on May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Windsor is actually the Queen’s favorite weekend getaway destination and it’s only a half hour away from London. Yes this could be a reason why the couple chose it, but theres another reason too.
Kensington Palace communications secretary Jason Knauf said that Windsor is “a very special place” that the couple frequented many times while they were dating. So it makes sense that Harry and Meghan would want a familiar setting for their wedding day.
2. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want a relatively small wedding.
When you or I say they want a small wedding, we might mean less than 100 people. Even though St. George’s is classified as a ‘chapel,’ it seats way more than that. It can fit around 800 people so that’s what small looks like if you are in line for the throne.
In comparison, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding was held at Westminster Abbey which can hold 2,000 wedding guests.
3. Breaking tradition with the date…
Normally, according to the Daily Mirror, Royal Wedding dates are usually on a weekday. I’m guessing since this couple isn’t that ‘traditional’ is why they won’t be doing that. May 19, 2018 is a Saturday which is more of a Western tradition that Markle might have been pushing for.
William married Kate Middleton on a Friday and William and Harry’s parents were married on July 29, 1981 which was a Wednesday.
4. One tradition that isn’t being broken is that this will be a religious wedding.
One reason it seems that the couple went with St. George’s Chapel, at the Windsor Castle is because they wanted a religious wedding. That’s what the Archbishop of Canterbury says that the couple requested.
Fun fact, the first wedding ceremony that took place at St. George’s Chapel was King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra’s wedding back in 1863.
5. Honeymoon weather!
Who doesn’t want amazing weather to celebrate a life together? This one isn’t really a surprise but all of the couple’s favorite destinations seem to be in good weather this time of year.
The Lonely Planet is guessing that the couple might be heading to Botswana which is where they have traveled to in the past. A few other guesses seem to include Seychelles, Greece or even Canada.
6. And perhaps the weirdest one of all, the date falls at the end of banana season.
Banana season? Is this couple secretly minions looking to steal the queen’s crown? Perhaps but it is also possible that they want a banana-flavored wedding cake at their wedding. Traditionally it’s a fruit-cake, but honestly both sound awful, so if you are going it might be a BYOC (bring your own cake) situation.