7 totally bizarre royal rules Meghan Markle will have to follow on her wedding day

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In the lead up to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding on 19 May, royal fans are still taking bets on every part of their big day, from who the Suits star’s bridesmaids will be, to what her dress will look like.

However, there’s a few things – really odd things, we might add – that we can be sure to see on the couple’s big day.

Here are the traditions and rules Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will follow on their wedding day:

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1. Meghan’s bouquet must contain myrtle

Meghan Markle is staying true to her word and ensuring Princess Diana‘s memory plays a big part on her wedding day. In order to pay tribute to the ‘People’s Princess’, Meghan has decided that her wedding bouquet which will be made up of white garden roses to symbolise the royal.

White garden roses will also feature in the church floral arrangement, and sit alongside peonies (Markle’s favourite flower) and foxgloves, according to the BBC.

However, the Evening Standard reports that her bouquet will also feature myrtle, in keeping with royal tradition.

The choice of myrtle – otherwise known as the ‘herb of love’ was a trend led by Queen Victoria and every royal since has carried it in their bouquet. Oh, and it won’t be just any myrtle, but come from the shrub Queen Victoria planted after her wedding, rumoured to be outside Fulham Palace.


2. The bride will lay her bouquet at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

The Queen Mother unexpectedly did this during her wedding to King George VI in 1923 as a tribute to her brother Fergus, who was killed at the Battle of Loos during World War I.

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