It’s been labeled the most modern royal wedding in history and days after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s groundbreaking celebrations, we’ve re-watched the wedding more times than we care to share. But after going over their magical ceremony with a fine-tooth comb, we noticed so many hilarious, heartwarming, and down-right fascinating blink-and-you’ll-miss it details — scroll down to see all the details you probably missed during Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding!
Meghan did curtsy to Queen Elizabeth
It’s the million dollar question on everyone’s lips — did Meghan curtsy to Queen Elizabeth on her wedding day? As protocol dictates, all royal brides must curtsy to the monarch and royal grooms have to nod their head as a sign of respect.
Meghan’s starring moment came after the congregation sung the national anthem “God Save The Queen,” however, right as she curtsied, the cameras sadly cut-away from the close-up shot and panned to an aerial view, and therefore viewers at home missed the moment. So there you have it, it was a simple editing error!
Harry and Meghan paid tribute to the Queen during their carriage ride
It was over in a flash, but if you closely re-watch the carriage ride procession you’ll see that as the horse-drawn carriage rode past Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and other senior royal family members, Meghan bowed her head and Harry gives a salute in the direction of his grandmother.
Harry and Meghan kissed twice
Nanny Maria Borrallo was at the wedding
When Meghan arrived at the church, her bridal party was accompanied by their mothers up the stairs of St George’s Chapel but who looked after the kids during the ceremony? Well, it turns out the royals called in the expertise of the Cambridge’s super-nanny Maria Borrallo. It’s believed the “child whisperer” bribed the bridal party with smarties if they were well-behaved during the wedding.
Jessica Mulroney had an unofficial bridesmaid moment
Meghan decided against having a maid of honor by her side at the royal wedding simply because she had too many close girlfriends she couldn’t choose. “She has a very close-knit circle of friends and she didn’t want to choose one over another,” a palace spokesman previously explained. “All have been actively involved in helping her prepare for the day and will be there in the days beforehand. She’s very happy to have their support.”
But that didn’t stop Meghan’s best friend Jessica Mulroney from having the bride’s back all day. When Meghan walked into a private side room of the church to sign her marriage certificate, Jessica leapt to her feet to help the former Suits star with her long veil and train.
Harry and William had a very un-prince like arrival
Did you notice Prince William and Prince Harry’s understated arrival in a mini-van? Sure, it was still a Mercedes van, but when the lads jumped out of the car unassisted and commenced the “long walk” down to the church it was a rather refreshing sight to behold. Understated for the royal family!
Harry’s cute look when the minister mentioned kids
It’s no secret that Harry and Meghan want to start a family asap! And when the Dean of Windsor spoke about marriage being “the foundation of family life in which children are born and nurtured,” Harry couldn’t contain his excitement as he shot Meghan a smile as if to say “we’re on it!”
This post was written by Bella Brennan. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.
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