Photo Albums Highlight Key Differences Between The British Royal Family Weddings

Within the last several years, we’ve been lucky enough to experience two 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 weddings celebrating their unions had some key similarities but overall were quite different. After all, William and Kate will likely become King and Queen Consort one day, while Harry and Meghan have a less “royally traditional” relationship. Here are some differences you may have missed between the two lavish weddings. Did any of these differences give a clue that Harry and Meghan might step away from their official duties as royals? You decide.

Kate Is Thoroughly British

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Julian Simmonds-Pool/Getty Images
Julian Simmonds-Pool/Getty Images

While there were, of course, some critics of Kate Middleton her relationship with Prince William was announced, the couple seemed to be a perfect fit. Kate grew up in a wealthy family in Berkshire, England, and followed a proper path of education, attending St. Andrew’s School, Downe House School, Marlborough College, and the University of St Andrews, where she met her future husband.

Kate’s family has plenty of elite social ties; her father was born into wealth and also has ties to the British aristocracy, making it likely that Kate and William would meet.