Duchess Kate Broke With An Age-Old Royal Tradition Right Before Her Wedding

The most well-liked royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary on April 29 this year. Just six days before the anniversary, the happy parents welcomed their third child, Prince Louis.

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The couple usually carries themselves as befits the future king and queen, but they are also quite modern and approachable. But when it comes to official and unofficial rules, do they always toe the line?

Kate’s sister-in-law, Meghan, is often viewed as a major breaker or royal protocol, but Kate herself may have broken a few rules, and the first time was on her and William’s wedding day!

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What did Kate do?

The wedding itself broke the mold, as it was the first time in 350 years that an heir to the British throne married a commoner. But even the royal family recognize that time doesn’t stand still, and they are becoming more and more modern as Harry and Meghan’s union proves.

So, what rule did Kate break, even before she and William were pronounced wife and husband? Take one look at their wedding photos and you’ll see it.

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You probably have to be an expert to figure it out on your own, so here’s what’s wrong: Kate wore her hair down, which reportedly did not sit well with some of the royals. In a documentary titled William & Kate: The Journey, reporter Ashley Pearson said:

Royal sources tell me that the royals indicated very strongly to Kate that they would prefer her to wear her hair up for this very special occasion. However, Kate had her heart set on wearing her hair down with long flowing curls, which is her favorite way to wear it, and actually William's favorite as well.

Well, does it really matter? It’s not like an up hairdo for the wedding is a very strict rule anyway. Kate liked it, William liked it, and millions of people in Britain and around the world who watched the broadcast of their wedding like it as well. Case closed!

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That was the first time, but not the last

Now that the royal family has a very liberal addition (that is, Meghan Markle), it looks like Kate sometimes follows her example and chooses outfits she wouldn’t have worn before.

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Most recently, in October, Duchess Kate visited the Victoria and Albert Museum to have a look at some of the 800,000 pictures in the museum’s new Photography Centre.

The Duchess donned an off-the-shoulder tweed dress by Erdem, with a quite daring neckline. She also put on a pair of earrings that looked nothing like her usual understated jewelry.

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Anyway, Kate always looks stunning, whether her look conforms to rules or not!

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