While we’ve come to expect Meghan Markle to push back on the royal family and some of their outdated traditions, it seems sister-in-law Kate Middleton is quite the royal rule breaker too – and on her wedding day no less.
At her wedding to Prince William in 2011, Kate was the picture of royal perfection, from her stunning lace Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown, to her ivory duchess satin and lace wedding shoes. But it turns out Kate actually shunted royal protocol when it came to her hair by opting to wear it down.
In the documentary, William & Kate: The Journey, it is revealed that palace officials made it clear to Kate that she should wear her hair up – as most other royal brides had done before her.
"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," says 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."
Kate ended up wearing a half-up, half-down style on her big day – which is perhaps the compromise they came to.
Meghan surprised many when she did opt to wear her hair up on her wedding day to Prince Harry, this suggests she too was possibly given the same directive, which she chose to honour.