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Granny Approved! The Queen Allowed William And Kate To Break One Major Rule On Their Wedding Day

Date April 4, 2019 19:19

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s fairytale wedding in 2011 truly deserves to be called the wedding of the century. It was watched by millions of people around the world (and became the most-watched live broadcast of the year) and stunned everyone with splendor.

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Such events are usually planned very meticulously for many weeks, and it isn’t just the happy couple who take part in the planning. However, very few people know that William and Kate defied the formalities and had their own way in certain aspects of their big day, one royal expert has recently revealed.

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What Kate and William did their own way

According to royal biographer Marcia Moody, Kate and William had to go against the rules to add their personal touches to the ceremony.

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In her book Kate: A Biography, Marcia describes how the Queen made a special concession to her beloved grandson. The book says:

William was presented with a list of hundreds of people who he should invite and felt his heart sink.

The occasion would be 100 percent formal, with no room for their personal guest list or special touches.

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Wanting the ceremony to be special to him and his then-fiancée and not just to others, William brought up the issue with the Queen, and she surprisingly told him to “tear up the list, invite his friends and start from there.”

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What about Meghan and Harry’s wedding?

As Prince Harry is not a direct heir to the throne, he and Meghan had more freedom planning their wedding right from the start.

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The couple did indeed break with tradition in many ways. As you likely remember, their wedding had many elements of the culture Meghan comes from, and the guest list definitely included the couple’s personal picks.

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