The wedding of the century blew past much faster than we had hoped. We waited so very long for the wondrous occasion to arrive. So much planning and detail went into making this day one of the most memorable of 2018, and it successfully did just that. It’s a monumental day that will forever go down in history.
Not only did Princess Diana’s second son finally wed the love of his life, but many milestones were crossed during this day. The American actress gave her life away to become a Duchess, taking on the characteristics and qualities that a true royal should own.
The bride walked the majority of the way solo down the aisle until she was met by her father-in-law, Prince Charles. Her bold, feministic moves were apparent throughout the day, confirming in everyone’s mind that she was made for this very life.
Aside from her, another member of the royal family crossed a major milestone, openly breaking royal protocol in front of millions worldwide. One of the adorable page boys in the wedding was none other than Harry’s nephew, Prince George.
He’s no stranger to the spotlight and perfectly executed his part in the spectacular day. What many viewers may not have noticed that was particularly different about him, was his choice of attire.
He perfectly matched his father, Prince William, and his uncle in a custom coat and pants set by Savile Row tailors. The pants featured a bold red stripe down each side, mirroring that of his father’s. He looked like a dapper little gentleman and much more grown-up than ever before.
The reason behind his milestone-breaking outfit is all in the pants. It is a longstanding upper-class British tradition for young boys to wear shorts year round.
According to a royal source, “It is considered very suburban for a little boy to be in long trousers when he is just a little boy. It is shorts until you’re eight and then woo, you’re in long trousers. They suddenly feel very grown up.”
Young boys under the age of eight are to wear shorts in every outing, even in the winter where they generally pair the shorts with long knee socks. George is clearly nowhere near the age of eight yet but was given the opportunity to forego this special privilege for this monumental occasion.
While this will not be the norm for him until he has reached the appropriate age, it does speak volumes that his parents allowed him to forego this tradition for his favorite uncle’s wedding day. To be honest, we’re really glad he did. He was certainly the most adorable little gentleman at the wedding!