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Watch for These 8 Things at the Royal Wedding

If you're one of millions watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials, did you see any of these traditional elements? Saturday, 19 May 2018

By Heather Brady

British royal weddings are often rooted in custom. Many of the ceremonies—particularly those of close relatives of the queen—share striking similarities.

Celebrations usually include lavish cakes with several tiers, the wedding couple often rides to and from their ceremony in a carriage, and, in the past, the bride’s bouquet has been inspired by practices stemming back to Queen Victoria's time. Royal brides in Britain can add personal elements to their special day, but most combine those additions with time-honored royal traditions.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markel's wedding has been watched by millions—hundreds in person and many more from afar. If you were one of those joyous viewers, did you see some of the traditions the couple were expected to include in their nuptials? Check to see if you spotted them as the day's events unfolded.

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