The rules Kate Middleton must follow prove that life as a princess is not easy!

 

The bouquet must be myrtle

Kate had little or no choice as to what her bouquet looked like. Normally all girls would love to have a say in the way their bouquet would be put together. It is a special occasion and normally every girl would want to be the one choosing everything according to her own choice, but for Kate, things were not the same. All royal brides enter the ceremony with a branch of myrtle, a symbol of good luck and happiness in marriage. That was exactly what Kate was supposed to follow as well, regardless of her choice.

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This is not a new tradition. In fact, this tradition began with Queen Victoria, who received a myrtle as a gift from the groom’s grandmother. Prince Albert’s grandmother had given it to Victoria in a bouquet. The couple brought it back from Germany and planted it at Osborne House, their vacation home on the Isle of Wight, where it thrived. The Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen and William’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales all had myrtle in their wedding bouquet. Now the myrtle comes from a tree that grows in the royal garden. Sounds like a tradition that all contemporary royals must stick to, given the importance of this tradition.

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