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.

The Two Tiaras

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Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images/Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images/Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Nothing about a royal wedding is average, which is part of why so many people tune in to watch. One aspect that sets royal weddings apart from the rest is the incredible headwear that the brides don for the event.

At her wedding, Kate wore a Cartier tiara that was given to Queen Elizabeth II on her 18th birthday. Meghan also wore a tiara that belonged to the Queen. The Diamond Bandeau Tiara was designed in 1932. For her wedding day, Meghan swapped the sapphire center stone for a diamond.