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Protocol Breakers! Sophie Of Wessex And Prince Edward Broke A Major Royal Wedding Tradition Other Royals Didn’t Dare To - They Didn't Kiss

Date August 13, 2019 17:14

Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex might not be the most popular royal couple but they are still loved dearly by the British public.

The pair represents the true family values as they have been married since 1999 and haven’t been involved in any major scandals.

Protocol Breakers! Sophie Of Wessex And Prince Edward Broke A Major Royal Wedding Tradition Other Royals Didn’t Dare To - They Didn't KissGetty Images / Ideal Image

Sophie and Edward celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in June but their royal wedding was very different from the others.

Protocol breakers

During their wedding, the Queen’s son and his bride broke quite a few major protocol rules that others couple didn’t dare to.

Royal weddings are famous for their lavish ceremonies and military symbolism. However, Sophie and Edward decided to be a little bit more “normal” as they forgo the military attire.

Not only that, the couple asked their guests to omit the traditional wear as well. The women were instructed to put on an evening gown instead of the usual day dress with a hat while men were asked to don morning coats, not uniforms or formal suits.

But the biggest difference from other royal weddings was the fact that Edward and Sophie wished not to share a kiss in front of the crowds of well-wishers, which is, perhaps, the most famous tradition and a major part of the ceremony.

Nonetheless, the unusual wedding didn’t prevent the couple to enjoy a long and happy marriage. Despite that all of Edward’s siblings failed in keeping their families together, he managed to avoid the divorce curse.

A body language expert believes it’s all down to Sophie as she is the ideal partner for Edward. Her PR background helped the blonde beauty to integrate in the royal family without a fuss.

Perhaps Sophie and Edward’s successful marriage became an inspiration for other royal couples who said their “I do’s” after them.