1: The royal family member must receive the queen’s formal permission to tie the knot.
The Succession to the Crown Act that passed in 2013 states that the first six royals in line to the thrown must have the queen’s consent to marry.
2: The bride carries a sprig of Myrtle in her bouquet
This tradition dates back to the 19th century when Prince Albert’s grandmother gave Queen Victoria some myrtle, a symbol of good fortune in love and marriage.
The newlyweds serve fruitcake at their wedding. This cake is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Because of the ingredients (alcohol, dried and preserved fruits etc.) fruitcake does not spoil easily. Therefore, it is customary for the couple to send guests a slice of cake in the mail
4: 2 Receptions
The wedding ceremony typically begins around 12:00 and is followed by a wedding “breakfast” or luncheon earlier in the day which is then followed by a more intimate evening reception.
5: The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey
It is tradition for the bride to leave her bouquet at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. This tradition began in 1923. The Royal brides send their bouquet to Westminster Abbey to be placed on the tomb.