The Royal Wedding Showdown

The Royal Wedding Showdown

A lot has changed in the seven years since the last Royal wedding. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and compare Prince William and Kate Middleton’s traditional wedding to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s modern spin on their own wedding.

What can taste sweeter than a royal wedding cake? Will and Kate’s classic and elegant tiered fruitcake looked almost too beautiful to eat. While Harry and Meghan stepped out of the box, deciding to surprise their guests with a staggered lemon elderflower sponge cake. It was mounted on gold plates and decorated with greenery and fresh wildflowers. Very unique, indeed.

Kate and Meghan’s ceremony gowns, as well as their reception dresses, were very different. Back in 2011, Kate stepped out in a graceful, lacey V-neck. Meghan, on the other hand, wore a simple, yet sleek Givenchy gown. As for the gowns that they slipped into after the ceremony, Kate’s dress was satin and flowy with a diamante detailing around the waistline, while Meghan sported a high-neck, form-fitting, mermaid tail ensemble.

Prince William and Kate got married in a large venue, Westminster Abbey, with seating for 1,900 people. Prince Harry and Meghan decided on an intimate venue at St. George’s Chapel. Both venues featured enormous high ceilings. Just like in any classic princess story, the kiss is a magical, long-awaited moment. Both kisses seemed incredibly passionate. One slight difference is that as the newly named Duke and Duchess of Sussex locked lips, Meghan gently held Harry’s hand, as if saying that they are in it together.

The sweet rides that the couples zoomed away in, were both impressive. Prince William and Kate shined in their quaint Aston Martin, while Prince Harry and Meghan rode away in style in their vintage 1968 Jaguar.

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, and a royal portrait is worth so much more than that. Prince William and Kate’s portrait is very vibrant, featuring crimson red walls, perhaps representing their royal blood. There is gold décor and ornaments in the background and on the columns, complementing the gold in the garments of the family, suggesting power and wealth. On the other hand, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are photographed in a more subtle but still rich, emerald green room. This color choice perhaps suggests lush spring and the coming of a new time. The family also looks more relaxed in their seating positions, as opposed to Prince William’s portrait where everyone is standing in a straight line.

From the cakes to the kisses, it’s a Royal wedding showdown. Whose wedding did we like better? 60% of us preferred Prince William and Kate’s traditional wedding, while 40% of us favored Prince Harry and Meghan’s one of a kind wedding. Read more about this story on Delish here.


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