Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were never going to be a normal royal couple. He had, for years, been the “bad boy” of the royals. He was even literally caught with his trousers down while partying in Las Vegas. Meghan, on the other hand, was a sophisticated actress from America, and had been married before. Between them, the couple shook up the royal family like no one had in years. Here’s 20 things which demonstrate their unconventionality.
20. Harry chose to wear a wedding ring
It’s a little-known fact that royal men don’t actually wear wedding rings very often. Prince William is very happily married to Kate Middleton, but you won’t see a ring on his finger. Princes Philip, Edward and Andrew don’t wear theirs either. But Harry decided he would, and the band, made of platinum, is proudly displayed.
19. The wedding cake was non-traditional
Usually royals have fruit cakes for their wedding – it’s a tradition that dates all the way back to the time of Queen Victoria. But Harry and Meghan wanted something a little different, and weren’t afraid to go for it. They had an elderflower and lemon cake, created by London baker Claire Ptak. It was covered in fresh flowers and looked absolutely delicious.