The Royal Wedding Has an Extremely Strict Dress Code
In honor of the most exciting day of the year (May 19) fast approaching, we thought it best to give you a rundown on things to expect with regards to royal wedding fashion and the traditions that govern these rules.
· It’s compulsory for hats to be worn in church. If you’ve observed a royal wedding before, you will be no stranger to the plethora of insane hats atop the heads of guests. It’s because ladies are expected to wear “appropriate” attire, adorning their shoulders, having long hemlines and covering their hair – hence the hats.
· Prince Harry will be in military garb. Prince Albert was the first to don a military uniform in 1840, and in the years following, royal grooms have done the same. Both Prince Phillip and Prince Charles wore their naval commander uniforms, while William wore his Irish Guard colonel garb. Prince Harry spent 10 years in the army, completing two tours in Afghanistan, and had the rank of captain, so expect him to be a man in uniform like the men who came before.
· Neutral nail polish only. Unfortunately, Meghan won’t be able to don glitter or nail art for her special day. It’s a sad rule that for official royal events, nails must be natural-looking, so any outlandish colors she might want to test out will have to be saved for the honeymoon.
· No wedges. Fun fact: The Queen hates wedges. Not. A. Fan. And so by unofficial royal decree, no one is allowed to wear the heel. They’re a bit last-season anyway, so we doubt anyone will have a problem with this rule.