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21 Things You Didn't Notice While Watching The Royal Wedding

From hidden messages to unexpected mishaps.
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The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went off today without a hitch! Okay, maybe they were a few glitches, but what's a wedding without a few small somethings? No wedding worth going to! Here are some surprising moments you may have missed.  

  1. Their license plate features their wedding date.


    When Brits write their dates, they lead with the day, then month, then year. The "190518" on the license plate refers to May 19, 2018. 

  2. The bishop broke the Palace rules.


    Kensington Palace required all wedding guests to surrender their mobile phones and any devices used for capturing images. But is that or is that not an iPad, Bishop? Don't those things have cameras? Asking for a friend.

  3. Marrieds Kate Middleton and Prince William sat two seats apart.


    Prince William, Prince Harry's best man, sat closest to the groom. Next to him was Prince Charles, then his wife Camilla, then Kate Middleton. (Kate and William tried to resist this seating arrangement.)

  4. Both of Meghan's dresses were made by female designers.


    The first gown was designed by Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director at Givenchy, and the second was made by Stella McCartney. #feminism

  5. Meghan's veil was super symbolic.


    The bride's 16-foot-long headpiece wasn't just a showstopper: Designed by Givenchy’s Clare Waight Keller, Meghan's silk tulle veil featured embroidered flowers—“the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition,” according to Kensington Palace— from each of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth, which she wanted to accompany her throughout the ceremony. 


  6. The youngest member of the royal family was missing.


    Prince George? CHECK. Princess Charlotte? CHECK. Prince Louis? N-O-P-E.

  7. There's a brooch in Meghan's tiara.


    And by Meghan's, we mean the Queen Mary's by way of Queen Elizabeth who leant the bling to the bride. The center features a detachable brooch made up of ten diamonds, according to Kensington Palace.

  8. Meghan's bridal bouquet had a special touch.


    The bridal bouquet included flowers handpicked from Kensington Palace's private garden by Prince Harry himself. Even sweeter: Therein, there were Forget-Me-Nots, which were favored by Prince Harry's mother, Diana, according to a Kensington Palace statement.

  9. There was a major mistake in the program.

    The program didn't omit the fact that Meghan's father was not there to walk the bride down the aisle. It read, “The Bride, having been greeted by the Dean of Windsor, moves in procession through the Nave where she is joined by her Father, Mr. Thomas Markle, to the High Altar. The Bridegroom and his Best Man await.”

    Later, the royal editor tweeted a correction.

  10. The Archbishop of Canterbury used Meghan and Harry's real first names.


    He called Meghan "Rachel," and Harry, "Henry," when he began the ceremony, but later switched to the names we know them best by.

  11. Meghan's something blue was from Diana.


    On Meghan's right-hand ring finger was a sparkly new jewel, and it wasn't her wedding ring. It's an emerald-cut aqua blue super-gem that Princess Diana was photographed wearing several times in the '90s.

  12. One of the footmen was a footwoman.


    On the right in the photo, you'll notice one of the royal footmen is a footwoman, or maybe we should just call them all footpeople?

  13. Harry invited his exes. 


    Both Chelsy Davy (center) and Cressida Bonas attended the nuptials.

  14. Kate Middleton has worn her pale yellow dress before.


    You've seen the thrifty duchess in her Alexander McQueen dress before — she wore it to Princess Charlotte's christening in 2015 and at the Queen's birthday.

  15. Prince Charlotte stuck out her tongue. 


    Classic Charlotte!

  16. Harry and Meghan snuck a second kiss in the carriage!


    So romantic.
  17. The pageboy outfits matched the groom's look.


    Both Prince Harry and Prince William wore the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals, and their little attendants wore very similar looks—including Prince George! The uniforms were cut and made by the tailors Dege & Skinner in Savile Row.

  18. Harry said the sweetest thing to Meghan at the altar.


    When Meghan got to Harry, he said, "You look amazing. I'm so lucky." Plus, there was that lip bite. SWOON!

  19. Their vows left a word out—on purpose!


    Just as Princess Diana and Duchess Kate did, Meghan Markle did not use the word "obey" in her vows. She and Harry also said "husband and wife," instead of "man and wife." Love.

  20. Oprah was seen chatting with Idris Elba on their walk in. 


    See the POWER COUPLE HERE. (Yes, I know they're not a couple, but this is amazing.)

  21. Harry had a hard time with that veil.


    Harry almost couldn't remove the veil from Meghan's face. Who can blame him!? Those things are tough.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.