5 Remarkable Differences Between Meghan Markle And Kate Middleton's Wedding Photos: Moment by Moment

Date May 22, 2018

Just in case you missed it, Prince Harry and former 'Suits' star Meghan Markle have just exchanged their marriage vows more than 7 years after Prince Harry and Kate Middleton said their 'I do's'.

While today's wedding was certainly a royal occasion, it had a few significant differences compared to the magical ceremony of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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The dress

Back in 2011, Kate Middleton wore a magical bespoke wedding gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The cost of the dress was nearly $434,000. The dress was adorned with a handmade lace designed by the Royal School of Needlework.


Much to everyone's surprise, Meghan chose a gown by British designer Clare Weight Keller from Givenchy, who designed Meghan's sleek and modern dress.

While both wedding gowns were long-sleeved, Meghan's dress was unadorned by lace or beading. In addition, Meghan opted for boat neckline instead of Kate's now-trendy v-neck.


The veil

Catherine's veil was also embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework. Though the design was conventional, the veil was adorned with beautiful flowers at the edges.


While Kate Middleton chose a 9-foot-long train and a relatively short veil, Meghan decided to do the opposite! Her trail was short, but her veil reached 16.5 foot in length.

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Just like Meghan's dress, the veil was also designed by Clare Weight Keller for Givenchy. On the borders, flowers of all 53 countries of the U.K. are embroidered.



Back in 2011, Kate wore a Cartier Halo tiara - the miraculous headpiece designed in 1936. Kate Middleton wore this headpiece on loan from the Queen, as initially, this jewel piece belonged to her father. Currently, this luxurious tiara is on display at the National Gallery of Australia.


The headpiece Meghan wore at her wedding was also 'borrowed' somewhat, as it once belonged to Queen Mary. Queen Elizabeth II eventually inherited this headpiece from her grandmother, and lent it to Meghan for her special occasion. In addition, Kate's earrings were by Robinson Pelham and were a precious present from her parents. Meghan's bracelet and earrings, however, were designed by Cartier.



Kate Middleton had a wee bit larger, but still elegant and simple, seasonal bouquet featuring lily of the valley flowers.


Meghan's bouquet was a bit more compact, however, and the flowers hid a very sentimental message. Meghan's bouquet was made from seasonal flowers, handpicked by Harry, and Princess Diana's favorite flowers, Forget-Me-Nots. This bouquet was a very symbolic nod to Princess Diana.


Engagement rings

When Prince William asked for Kate's hand, he granted her with Princess Diana's engagement ring. On the royal wedding, Kate Middleton received a Welsh gold wedding band as a gift.


When Prince Harry proposed to Meghan, he gave her a traditional ring featuring two diamonds from his mother's personal collection, a gold band, and a center stone from Botswana - the place where the newlyweds fell in love. Like Kate's wedding ring, Meghan's band is also made out of Welsh gold.


Unlike his brother, Prince Harry decided to wear a wedding ring.


These are the most evident differences found in the wedding photos of the two most magical royal weddings ever.

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