The Royals asked Kate to wear her hair up for her wedding day since it has been traditionally worn that way. However, the bride ignored the request and decided to wear her hair down. The fashion breakaway led to tensions between the family and Kate over how she would wear her hair.
In the documentary William and Kate: The Journey, journalist Ashley Pearson describes what happened.
She said: “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.
“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.”
In the end, they ended up compromising and wore it half up and half down.
Kate broke with tradition on her wedding (Image: GETTY)
Kate wanted to wear her hair down for her wedding (Image: GETTY)
This was not the only tradition that was broken at the 2011 wedding.
Kate was also the first “commoner” to marry into the Royal Family in 350 years.
Author Jessica Jayne wrote in her book “The Duchess of Cambridge: How Kate Middleton Became A Future Queen” about this.
She said: “All of those who have lambasted Kate and criticised her for being ‘common’ ate their words.
The Royals wanted Kate to wear her hair up (Image: GETTY)
“Back in the old days, a commoner marrying into royalty may just be a dream but times have changed, Kate would be the first commoner to marry a prince in 350 years.”
The Queen was required to approve of the union, as per tradition, which was something that Harry and Meghan had to observe as well.
Once Kate and William announced their engagement, the Queen explained this had “delighted” her.