Even in modern days, the British monarchy holds on to tradition, and when there’s a royal wedding, the dust off the vintage carriages is wiped away. Kate and William rode the Imperial State Landau. It was the same one Charles and Diana uses for their wedding.
Ascot Landau carriage is what Harry and Meghan chose to ride on their big day. This is a relatively smaller cartridge, and other royals have used it in the past. The big cartridges are usually kept in London, and a smaller style had to do as this wedding was in Windson.
Walking up the Aisle
Kate and William gave the audience the entire Cinderella story. Besides being exquisitely stunning, the couple walked down the aisle after the ceremony, followed by the page boys and bridesmaids. This was the beginning of a new era for the British Royal family, with young blood giving its tone.
The decor on the aisle at Meghan and Harry's wedding captured our hearts. It was remarkably enchanting. The couple walked through a floral arch that Philippa Craddock designed. Meghan's pageboys and bridesmaids followed too. A true fairy tale.
The entire city of London awaited William and Kate to come out of the church and greet the crowds. Thousands were cheering the newlyweds. These were precious moments for the people of England as not every day a future queen is crowned.
At Harry and Meghan's wedding, things were more modest. Of course, there were cheering fans and joyful masses; however, it was all at a much lower scale than their in-laws.
Traditionally, Kate and William couldn't ditch the balcony. It was expected of them. Usually, members of the royal family have a unique way of waving; however, as evolution kicked in, the royals bowed down to the commoners and waved as humans do these days.
If Meghan and Harry would have married in London, they would have probably been obliged to wave to the people from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, just like Kate and William were. Instead, they gave their wave during their thirty-minute carriage ride in Windsor.
There is no ending to a wedding, royal or not, without a kiss. Like the wave, the royal kiss is one of the day's highlights, and people eagerly wait for the sweet moment. Kate and William smooched on Buckingham Palace, adorned by a grumpy little bridesmaid.
Meghan was very lucky when the kissing moment arrived as no moody bridesmaid was there to take her wind. The newlyweds posed flawlessly for the snapshot, and yet again, the floral arch was placed in perfection.