Every Royal bride since Queen Victoria has carried a sprig of myrtle in her bouquet. Myrtle represents love and hope, which are ideal emotions for any wedding. The tradition dates back to Queen Victoria’s reign when Princess Victoria carried it among her bridal flowers in 1858. Myrtle was consistently featured in bouquets carried by Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Diana.
The myrtle in question grows in a special bush presented to Queen Victoria. The dark green leaves and the pearly white flowers of the myrtle complement any wedding gown, so, as far as we know, no bride had pulled a face when she was asked to add the flowers to her bouquet.
How to Sit Like a Royal
The one faux pas a woman in the royal family should avoid sitting with her legs crossed at the knee. Legs and knees must be together, but crossing the ankle is acceptable. The "duchess slant" has become a popular pose — a term coined by Beaumont Etiquette for Kate Middleton’s preferred sitting position. By adopting this, we guarantee you will be fit for royalty.
The pose involves squeezing her knees and ankles together and slanting her legs to the side. The pose maintains Kate's posture and makes her legs look longer while still appearing modest; the late Princess Diana also preferred sitting in the same manner. We think we will adopt this pose.
Formal Wear for Dinner
It makes no difference how trendy you may be in the outside world. If you show up to a royal family dinner wearing jeans and a t-shirt, chances are you will never receive another invitation again. Formal wear to dinner is on-brand for the British royal family. This is the time to slip into the best of the best you have in your closet, those garments you save just for special occasions.
It would be quite the sight to imagine them sitting around the table in slacks, trainers, or pajamas. With this crew? One needs to dress up and show up for dinner. A little tip from us: dress properly for any dinner you are invited to in England, not only ones held at the palace.
Wearing a Tiara
For most of us, tiaras are whimsical accessories. Most royals nowadays wear their first tiara on their wedding day, which wasn't the case a few decades ago. Princess Margaret rocked tiaras everywhere, from dinner parties to theater shows, and turned them into a real fashion symbol. Now, we know we cannot just get our hands on one, but if we could, wouldn't it make a great accessory?
Whether one is a born royal or marrying into the family, the women wait until their wedding to wear one. It is a tradition, and the bride, being blood-related or marrying into the family, would never dare to go through her wedding without one.
A Coat Is a Must
Kate Middleton’s status as a fashion icon is indisputable. Every outfit is on point, from the dress and accessories to the fashionable coats we love dearly. Besides fashion envy, Kate’s coats always spark conversation when she's photographed wearing one. British royal protocol considers it unladylike for senior female royals to remove a coat in public, so Middleton is lucky her fashion statement has turned into a palace obligation.
You can be sure the weather calls for a coat. The coat must stay on for public engagements, no matter the circumstance. This coat regulation is all about tradition. It's part of their attire, and this is what's expected from them, and boy does she look good in it.