The momentous ceremony that took place on May 19, 2018 between former most eligible bachelor, Prince Harry and his now beautiful bride, Meghan Markle was amazing from the very beginning.
Over two billion people from all over the world tuned in to watch the pair tie the knot.
The day was bound to spark memes and tweets about everything ROYAL and over the internet and social media as only we can do in this day and age.
Their have been jokes a=made about the one the pageboys who helped carry Meghan’s train down the aisle.
Photographers also caught the groom’s ex-girlfriend with an unflattering almost disgusted face.
You can only imagine the jokes that rolled in on that one!
Some might say this was the look of a woman wondering what it would have been like if she was the one he chose.
As everyone took their seats in Windsor Castle, people quickly became far more interested in another member of the wedding party
We’re all aware of the hype surrounding Meghan’s estranged family. But they did not receive invitations to the wedding.
The one person she did want to be present was her father. However, medical reasons stopped him from attending his daughters wedding day.
So the only member of Meghan’s family that was in attendance was her mother, Doria Ragland. Ragland escorted her daughter to the castle along with some other guests.
But when Ragland was inside the chapel, commentators couldn’t help but notice that Doria had seemingly been sat alone from the rest of wedding party.
But, surprisingly, there is an important reason why. Royal expert, Alastair Bruce, tells us that the reason for the decision:
“It’s very much a matter for the bride and the groom. They would have sought counsel from The Lord Chamberlain’s Office when deciding the seating. They will assist. They know the layout of St George’s Chapel, and they will guide him.”
Truth be told the coupe were just following tradition and because none of Meghan’s family was in attendance she appeared “alone”. The fact that this was such a momentous event tradition was important to the couple. She also looked as though she could not have cared where she was sitting. She was watching her daughter marry the man of her dreams.
A statement from Kensington Palace released before the ceremony took place, placed emphasis on the idea of order and custom during the momentous occasion:
“They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.”
“Later that evening, the Prince of Wales will give a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.
In addition to having the support of The Queen, his father The Prince of Wales, and his brother Prince William as best man, Prince Harry is also keen to involve his mother’s family in his wedding.”
So, there was no conspiracy, no shunning it was simply tradition and no matter what the ceremony was one that will be remembered for many years to come.