The Royal Anniversary

The Royal Anniversary

The month of May marks the 1 yr. anniversary of one of my favorite live televised events. The event was the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle- Now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I like many people tuned in early that Saturday morning to watch the ceremony. The wedding, like all royal weddings, was nothing short of magical. Although the event was televised a viewed by over 29 million Americans, details about the wedding are tightly sealed. In honor of the Royal couple’s anniversary, I found some fun facts about the wedding and a few things about the Royal Family.

  1. Every Royal bride carries myrtle in her wedding bouquet. The myrtle represents love and marriage. The tradition comes from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. They were gifted a myrtle plant from Albert’s grandmother. Ever since then a piece of that plant is placed in the bouquet.
  2. Meghan Markle was the first royal bride to have walked down the aisle of her wedding without an escort.
  3. Meghan's "something old" was Queen Mary's diamond tiara. Which was lent to Meghan by Queen Elizabeth II.
  4. Harry’s wedding band is made from platinum. The royal family has been using Welsh gold since 1923

The ceremony was steeped in tradition, all the while having the touch of their personal style. I’m a huge fan of all the Royal weddings but Harry and Meghan have been my favorite by far. Well at least until the next Royal wedding…


Today's blog: Do you follow the lives of the royals? Donneshia tells us her favorite parts of Meghan and Harry's big day last May and even shares a few fun facts about the couple!