Photo Albums Highlight Key Differences Between The British Royal Family Weddings

Incredible | 5/7/20

Within the last eleven years, we’ve been lucky enough to experience two major royal weddings of the British royal family. Kate Middleton and Prince William said “I do” in 2011, then Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became husband and wife in 2018. The two weddings celebrating their unions were similar but also very different. After all, William and Kate will likely become King and Queen Consort one day, while Harry and Meghan have stepped away from their official duties as royals. Here are the differences you may have missed between the two royal weddings.

Waving To The Crowd

Upon officially joining the British royal family, Duchesses Kate and Meghan are expected to demonstrate the perfect regal wave. After the wedding ceremony, royal brides are expected to wave to the crowds during the carriage ride, as a sign of appreciation for the people that have gathered to celebrate.

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In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images/DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images

Kate keeps her fingers close together for her wave, while Meghan has her fingers a bit more relaxed and spaced out. Both ladies use minimal movement while waving to the crowds.