Princess Charlotte Stole the Show at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding
Meghan Markle looked absolutely stunning next to Prince Harry at her wedding this past weekend. But it was someone else who stole the show at times–a special little bridesmaid who’s three years old: Princess Charlotte!
Unlike her shy brother, Charlotte seemed happy to be in the spotlight, waving to the photographers and her many, many fans. Read on for a look at all the ways in which Princess Charlotte stole the show at the royal wedding.
1. Waving to her adoring fans
Our hearts collectively melted when Princess Charlotte waved to the public not too long ago when she was on her way to meet her new brother, Prince Louis. Thankfully, we got to see some more waving action at the wedding.
Right when she arrived, along with her mother, she gave the public that cute little wave of hers. She also waved goodbye to Meghan and Prince Harry as they left the ceremony.
Next: She certainly stood out as a bridesmaid.
2. The cutest little bridesmaid
They do bridal parties a little differently when you’re a royal. Instead of filling the bunch with your best girlfriends, it’s not uncommon for children to participate.
Charlotte and her 6-year-old brother Prince George were two of the 10 children involved as bridesmaids and page boys.
Next: She pulled a Prince Harry.
3. She honored her Uncle Harry without even knowing it
When Prince Harry was a boy, he was notorious for sticking his tongue out at the press. Well sure enough, as Princess Charlotte pulled up to her uncle and Markle’s big day, she stuck her tongue out at the cameras! Like uncle, like niece.
“When Prince Harry was taken to a hospital to visit his newborn cousin, Princess Beatrice of York, in 1988, he was spotted in the backseat of a red car, teasing the photographers. On a separate occasion, the young royal sat in a car with his mother and as they arrived at his school for a nativity play, he once again stuck his tongue out at photographers,” reports US Weekly.
Next: Her dress and flower crown
4. Her adorable outfit
Charlotte wore an ivory silk radzimir dress designed by Clare Waight Keller (Fun fact: all the little bridesmaid dresses had pockets!). Her flower crown and bouquet matched Markle’s. Both sets used forget-me-nots, which were one of Princess Diana’s favorite flowers.
Next: She walked behind Meghan, not in front of her.
5. She walked down the aisle behind Meghan
Typically in American weddings, the bridal parties, flower girls, and ring bearers all come out before the bride. Such is not the case for British weddings. At Prince Harry and Markle’s wedding, Markle headed down the aisle first with the kids following behind.
Princess Charlotte held hands with two other flower girls as she made her way down the aisle.
Next: Her monogrammed shoes she showed off to photographers.
6. She wanted to show off her special shoes
Princess Charlotte couldn’t resist showing off her very special wedding shoes to all the photographers. Her shoes, along with the rest of the bridesmaids’, were white leather Aquazurra shoes that were monogrammed with their initials and the wedding date.
They were a gift from Markle to act as a keepsake for the day, according to Good Housekeeping.
Next: This would only happen to a royal toddler …
7. When she used her dress as a tissue
God bless her little toddler heart, Princess Charlotte used her Givenchy dress as a tissue. It was easy for everyone to see that poor Charlotte had a little case of the sniffles during the wedding, but were there no handkerchiefs available?
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