And we had no idea this even happened until now...
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 set to wed Jack Brooksbank in the same venue in October.
The two millennial couples have been breaking tradition left, right and centre, from Prince Harry keeping his beard for his big day, to Prince Philip potentially skipping Princess Eugenie’s ceremony due to family drama.
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.
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.
This week however it emerged that there was another tradition broken back on 29th April 2011, and it’s all to do with where the couple spent their royal wedding night.
According to The Express, royal couples traditionally leave for their honeymoon immediately, taking off on the day of the wedding, but after a long day of festivities, Kate and Wills decided to have a quiet first night as man and wife.
Instead of taking off for their honeymoon, the couple spent their wedding night at Buckingham Palace, breaking tradition of the royals before them.
In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn’t actually jet off on their honeymoon to a private island in the Seychelles for ten days after the ceremony.
It’s unlikely that Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will be following suit with a Buckingham Palace sleepover – especially given that they are getting married in Windsor, but anything’s possible.
The real question however, is where will the newlyweds be honeymooning?