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“Marry in May, and rue the day.” That superstitious rhyme is what led Queen Victoria to forbid her children from getting married in the month of May, believing it was unlucky. Generally, British royals have heeded the warning, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed on May 19, 2018. They aren’t the first royal couple to marry in May either; Queen Elizabeth’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his bride Autumn Kelly, and Princess Margaret and her groom Antony Armstrong-Jones also broke the tradition. Unfortunately, the latter couple eventually divorced. Coincidence? You tell us. Check out these other bizarre superstitions of the British royal family.
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Specifically, Christmas 2017, when Markle joined Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the Windsor family for the holiday festivities at Sandringham. This was a break from royal tradition because only spouses of the Queen’s invitees have been allowed to attend. Kate Middleton didn’t even go in 2010, even though she was engaged to Prince William.