Published On: Tue, Aug 27th, 2019

Kate Middleton wedding: Duchess paid tribute to Prince William in this special way

Back in 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William said “I do” at a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Both the bride and groom had the support of their family and sibling, with Prince Harry as William’s best man and Pippa Middleton as Kate’s maid of honour. Dressed in their army uniforms, Prince William and best man Prince Harry arrived together to Westminster Abbey. Maid-of-honour Pippa followed behind with the page boys and flower girls, who included Eliza Lopes, the daughter of William and Harry’s stepsister.

Then arrived Kate with her dad Michael Middleton in the back of a Rolls Royce Phantom VI.

For the day, Kate wore a gorgeous lace dress by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen, which was kept secret until the big day.

Kate also wore the Cartier Halo tiara, which she borrowed from Queen Elizabeth II

While it was a big day for Kate, marrying into the Royal Family, the Duchess made sure to think of her man as she paid tribute to him in an adorable way.

What did she do?

Kate’s bouquet featured a flower called Sweet William.

Designed by Shane Connolly, Kate’s bouquet when she married Prince William was a combination of the Middletons’ and the royal family’s favourite stems.

Each flower was symbolic: lilies, for the return of happiness; hyacinths, for steady love; ivy, for fidelity and friendship; and myrtle, the emblem of matrimony.

The Sweet William flower represents gallantry and the promise of a smile, but it could also have been chosen for sharing the same name with Kate’s Prince William.

The myrtle is another royal wedding tradition that symbolizes love and marriage. The same bush planted by Queen Victoria at Osborne House in 1845 has supplied myrtle to multiple royal bouquets, including Queen Elizabeth’s and Princess Eugenie’s. recently revealed how Meghan Markle made a subtle tribute to Princess Diana at her wedding to Prince Harry last year.

For the big day, the Duchess borrowed the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara from the Queen and it was estimated to cost up to £2 million.

However, she also made a subtle gestures to Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, at her wedding with her choice of ring.

Source link

Most Popular News