Breaking another tradition: Harry and Meghan do away with the balcony and kiss under floral archway instead

The first kiss that was shared on the balcony was in 1981 by Charles and Diana and that's what started the tradition


                            Breaking another tradition: Harry and Meghan do away with the balcony and kiss under floral archway instead

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have had a long standing habit of breaking tradition. From the flavor of the wedding cake to the choice of not staying together in the same hotel the night before their wedding, these two love bugs have taken all the traditions and tossed them right out the window.

One of the things that they did not do for their wedding was have the traditional kiss at the Buckingham Palace balcony like how William and Kate had.



Harry and Meghan has their first kiss outside the St George's Chapel where the wedding was officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Thousands of people witness the couple sharing the kiss underneath a beautifully decorated floral archway that was designed with as much minimalism as Meghan's Givenchy wedding gown. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the steps of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the steps of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The couple were then seen off for the carriage ride by the rest of the family standing at the top of the stairs and they waved goodbye to start the next bit of their lives together.

The first kiss (Getty Images)
The first kiss (Getty Images)

The whole tradition of the balcony kiss was started when Queen Victoria's children were getting married. It was considered a custom for the royal couples to stand at the balcony in Buckingham Palace and then wave to the cheering crowds below before kissing.

The first kiss that was shared on the balcony was in 1981 by Charles and Diana. This was then followed by Andrew and Sarah and then William and Kate in 2011. Harry and Meghan did not get married in London so the balcony kiss could not happen as per tradition. Instead, the crowds cheered as they kissed in Windsor.

It's not like we won't see them again and we definitely hope that the pair of them continue to do a lot more good in this world than they already have been.