16 Marriage Traditions The Royal Family Must Follow

  
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One of the most fascinating things about the royal family is their rich history, especially when it comes to marriage. While planning a royal wedding, there are many well-respected traditions to follow — some of which date back hundreds of years! While they aren’t necessarily strictly enforced, many of them are still upheld today by members of the royal family. Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding is just around the corner, read up on these 16 marriage traditions the royal family must follow!

16. An Engagement Announcement and Interview

After any royal engagement, there is always an engagement photocall where the happy couple steps out in public for the first time after their engagement. During this time the media is allowed to take photos, but the engagement photocall is for pictures only, any formal questions are asked during a sit-down interview later in the day. Prince William and Kate Middleton did this 7 years ago, as did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

(Eddie Mulholland/Pool via AP)

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15. Official Wedding Portrait

Remember that iconic family portrait from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding? That will happen once again at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding because it is a strict family tradition. There will probably be an additional member in the photo considering the Duchess of Cambridge is due in April!

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