Kate Middleton broke this 350-year-old royal tradition on her wedding day

And it was an excellent decision.

2018 is undoubtedly the year of royal weddings with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot in May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank saying their vows in the same venue in October.

The two millennial couples broke royal tradition left, right and centre, from Prince Harry keeping his beard for his big day, to Princess Eugenie giving guest Cara Delevingne her blessing to wear a suit and not a dress.

It is Prince William and Kate Middleton however who truly ripped up the royal rulebook for their wedding, breaking with tradition multiple times during their 2011 ceremony.

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There was the fact that Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry were elected Maid of Honour and Best Man – two roles that are not supposed to exist in royal weddings, not to mention the double kiss that the newlyweds performed for the crowds from the Buckingham Palace balcony and of course choosing to spend their wedding night at Buckingham Palace rather than jetting off for their honeymoon immediately.

This week however it emerged that there was another tradition broken back on 29th April 2011, and it’s all to do with Kate’s look, choosing to wear her hair down even though it broke a 350-year-old tradition of royal brides wearing their hair up.

According to the documentary, William & Kate: The Journey, Kate was encouraged by royal officials to wear her hair up, something she fought against.

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‘Royal sources tell me that the royals indicated very strongly to Kate that they would prefer her to wear her hair up for this very special occasion,’ explained royal reporter Ashley Pearson.

‘However, Kate had her heart set on wearing her hair down with long flowing curls, which is her favourite way to wear it, and actually William’s favourite as well. They ended up compromising on her look.’

The compromise – Kate wore her hair half up half down,

Let’s face it, the Duchess of Cambridge will always look beautiful however she styles her hair, but she definitely made a good decision here!

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