Since the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, the media world has been flipped upside down. The couple has planned some exciting details; both of which are unique and traditional.
Both Harry and Meghan have surprised millions with their unorthodox relationship. Typically, royals behave in very specific ways; they follow rules that have been in practice for centuries and they follow protocol quite strictly.
As the couple stays planning the wedding of the century, they’re managing to stir the media with their decisions. For example, Meghan is considering having her mother walk her down the aisle rather than her father. They also show quite a bit of PDA (Public Displays of Affection), something that many royals before them tend to shy away from.
While Harry and Meghan have been known for going rogue with much of their relationship, especially in how they participate with the public and in how they’re planning their wedding. But one thing that they’ve done is surprisingly traditional, and even superstitious.
While they’re unlike any royal couple before them, they are surprisingly following one royal superstitious: their wedding date.
The couple will wed on May 19th, 2018.
The reason behind this is not at all what you’d think. Sure, May is a beautiful month for a wedding, and it gave them a long enough engagement period, but there is one very specific reason why they chose May…
It’s a superstition shared by the royal family. When Queen Elizabeth heard the date, even she uttered the superstitious phrase, “Marry in May, and rue the day.” Originally coined by the late reigning monarch, Queen Victoria, the royals believe that May is the most prestigious month to marry. Queen Victoria truly believed that extra blessings would be given to bride and groom if they chose to marry in the month of May.
Many of the royal family believe in superstitions, but with Harry and Meghan being so untraditional in their wedding planning, it’s pretty shocking to hear that they might have followed the ancient family superstition!
I wonder if that means they’ll follow other superstitions on their wedding day! There’s a rumor that Meghan will wear Princess Diana’s tiara- that would be the most perfect “something borrowed!” Click here to read that story!
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