In with the new, or will tradition prevail?
When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, she — like Diana, Princess of Wales, before her — broke from the traditional vow of promising to “love, cherish and obey” her husband. Will Meghan Markle do the same at her wedding?
The demands of history always play a role in royal weddings. Not only do couples need consent from the queen to marry, they must also deal with an additional layer of pressure: to follow or jettison age-old traditions.
When the bride and groom exchange vows at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel this weekend, comparisons with the past will certainly be made. The day’s decorative choices, sentimental touches and ceremonial decisions — all will be scrutinized.
Learn how traditions of the dress, ring and flowers and date have evolved at thestar.com/royals