Royal Wedding Lingo You Need to Know Before the Big Day
While the world awaits the royal nuptials of the U.K.’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, engage yourself in our list of wedding day words you might not know.
English wedding walk
In traditional English village weddings, the bride and her wedding party walk from her home to the church for the ceremony. Ahead of the bride, a young girl customarily tosses flower blossoms upon the path. The upcoming royal wedding will eschew this tradition. Instead, Meghan Markle will arrive at St. George’s Chapel by car, be escorted to the front door by her mother, and walk down the aisle with her father.
It’s a tradition for British royal weddings to be followed by a procession, so that the newlyweds may share their happy day with the public. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will ride in the Ascot Landau carriage for their procession, the same carriage Prince Harry sat in as part of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s procession. Find out all the ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will make history.
Windsor Grey horses
The horses that pull the carriages in the post-nuptials procession. Six horses will pull Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, including a father and son named Storm and Tyrone.
A plant with white flowers symbolizing hope and love that is always featured in royal wedding bouquets. This tradition dates back to Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert in 1840. Meghan Markle’s bouquet will include beech, birch, hornbeam, white garden roses, peonies, and foxgloves, Town & Country reports. However, it is assumed myrtle will be featured as well. Don’t miss these other wedding etiquette rules every royal family member must follow.