There’s a reason we’re all attracted to royal weddings. They, like us, cope with divorce and emotional pain and consume a lot of cake in between.

Here are 10 facts about British Royal Wedding:

1. Food served at royal weddings

The food at all Royal Weddings is always in French, and there is never any translation on it. This custom dates back many years, when British kings only used French cooks in their homes.

2. Brides and grooms must give up on certain food

When marrying into the British monarchy, one must abstain from eating shellfish. The royal family is known to have disliked shellfish in the earlier times. They have been cautioned not to consume it in order to avoid food poisoning and allergy symptoms.

3. Cake was a big deal at that time

The wedding cake for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stood 9ft tall and weighed 500 pounds. It was created from dried fruit from Australia and after that kept with South African brandy and liquors. The cake was termed “the 10,000-mile wedding cake.”

4. On the day of her wedding, Princess Elizabeth had a fashion nightmare

The vintage metal frame of Elizabeth’s tiara shattered as the hairstylist was cleaning it on the morning of her wedding. A court jeweller escorted the tiara to the Garrard workshop to be repaired.

5. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are cousins

Yes! You read it right. They have first cousins Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as great-great-grandparents. It was usual procedure for the Royals to be relatives back then since weddings were done to ally with foreign nations.

6. This royal wedding was the first wedding to be shown on the TV

The wedding of Prince Margaret to photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones was the first royal ceremony to be televised on television, attracting 30 million international spectators.

7. Diana’s gown made history

Diana’s gown had the longest train in British Royal history, at 25 feet. Her veil was 153 yards long and also was held together with the Spencer royal tiara.

8. First American woman to marry the British dynasty

Meghan Markle is the first American woman to marry into the royal family in 81 years. Wallis Simpson was the last American to marry a British royal.

9. The cake in the Royal family was one of the costliest cakes ever

Diana and Charles had 27 wedding cakes combined into one massive confection. In 2008, a portion of the wedding cake was auctioned off for £1,000.

10. Bridesmaids are almost always children

Royal brides are always accompanied by a group of younger girls as bridesmaids, who are usually between the ages of 10 and 12. The Queen had eight bridesmaids, whereas Diana had five, ages ranging from five to seventeen.

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