What British Royalty Banned From Their Weddings And Why

It is not unusual for royal weddings to have a strict protocol. You wouldn’t know some of the prohibited items at these regal events. Weddings are big events and it is crucial that everything runs smoothly. This is why certain customs or even people have been banned. 

The Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Prince Edward married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in 1999. The couple wanted their wedding to be as low-key as possible. Sophie requested that guests refrain from wearing headpieces or hats in keeping with their relaxed wedding.

However, certain members of the family disagreed with this suggestion. Princess Anne complied with the request by wearing a small green hair accessory. Queen Elizabeth wore a lilac feathered cape that matched her lace gown, while the Queen Mother wore an elaborate feathered hat. 

The Queen and Prince Phillip

Two years after the end World War II, Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip in 1947. At that time, tensions were still high in Britain due to the destruction of Blitzkrieg. Three very important people were banned from attending this wedding.

Although it wasn’t their choice, the Queen and Prince Philip had to ban Philip’s own sisters from their big day. The SunReports state that the King sent an order to his sisters to decline invitations to the royal wedding. They were all German princes and it was not personal.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan markle had their own rules for 2018’s nuptials. Their guests were required to give up their cameras and phones in order to keep the reception private and intimate.

In addition, it’s reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also banned guests from bringing presents to the venue. Instead, they requested charitable donations.

Princess Eugenie And Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie also changed the rules when she refused to include a traditional part of a wedding. Jack Brooksbank was married to Princess Eugenie and confetti was banned. This may be because some confetti might not be biodegradable.

The royals are not a team when it comes time to celebrate their wedding. Whether it has to be rejecting traditional customs or family members, they’ll do it if it ensures that everything goes according to plan.