Prince Harry’s beard
You might not have batted an eye at Prince Harry’s beard on his wedding day, but facial hair is a break from the norm for anyone wearing a military uniform. Since the groom isn’t in active service, he’s been allowed to keep his whiskers intact while wearing the Blues and Royals. His military status is also why Queen Elizabeth II had to give her grandson special permission to don the uniform on his wedding day.
Prince William’s gold braids
There’s a reason Prince William’s wedding attire seemed a bit more glammed up than the groom’s. The gold cords over his shoulder, called an aiguillette, were added to his uniform when he was named an aide-de-camp to the Queen in 2013, Harper’s Bazaar reports. An aide-de-camp is a military officer who acts as a personal assistant or secretary to a commanding officer or, in this case, a head of state.
The page boys’ outfits
A traditional page boy outfit includes breaches for younger boys or trousers for older ones, plus a Peter Pan or officer collar with a cumberband. The boys following Meghan Markle down the aisle did things a little differently, though, copying Harry with mini versions of the Blues and Royals coats. Unlike the pastels and off-whites you saw at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, these page boy outfits were black. Don’t miss these other royal wedding etiquette rules everyone in the royal family must follow.