How Harry & Meghan’s Royal Wedding Broke Tradition
The Wedding Party
Traditionally, British weddings don’t have a maid of honor. Instead of adult friends, it’s typical that children of the royal family or aristocracy will serve as the “wedding party.” The Duchess of Cambridge broke this rule when her sister Pippa became the most famous maid of honor of all time at her 2011 wedding to Price William. And now, it looks like Markle will also deviate from royal tradition by appointing a maid of honor to stand with her on her big day.
Early in January, it was reported that Markle had already chosen a maid of honor, but since then, the identity of her right-hand woman has not been confirmed. Royal speculators are betting Markle has chosen her longtime BFF and stylist Jessica Mulroney as her MOH.
Mulroney and her husband Ben (son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney helped Markle and Harry stay undercover after their romance first broke news. She also accompanied Markle to the Invictus Games closing ceremony, her first public appearance with Prince Harry.