Q&A: Royal Wedding

Hey everyone!

So my post today will be a little different from the normal; it will be kind of a question and answer from my readers. I don’t know if someone will post a question, but I will be up for the next hour and up at 4 am (Chicago time) to answer anything regarding the Royal Wedding.

Background about me:

I graduated with my history degree at the University of Illinois- Champaign in 2017. I specialized in British history specifically the Protestant Reformation under Edward VI (reign 1547-1553) and wrote my Honor Senior Thesis on this specific issue (wrote a 55 page thesis). I have read more than 300 books on British History (probably more) and I still currently expand my knowledge on it even though I’m becoming a baker.

If you have any question, please comment below! I would love to hear any questions regarding the Royal Wedding or British History in general. I really miss discussing history 🙂



Here is a little cute picture of my Myra 🙂



    1. Hey,

      Sorry for the late response. Actually it is quite commons. In English history, you had several monarchs marry commoners. In the 15th century, Edward IV married Elizabeth Woodville, an aristocrat, and that trend was common throughout the centuries after- just look at Henry VIII. In Spain, the prince married a journalist a few years back and this trend is common in other monarchs around the world.
      It actually is a positive because many wars in the past were caused by all thesr families intermixing- a big example will be WWI.


    1. Hey sorry this response is 10 days late- I have been crazy busy this week! So I never really studied wedding history (except for cakes and desserts), but from what I imagine, the Crown has several hundred jewels and gems to choose from, but it seems more like she is given the item instead of choosing (I could be wrong).
      For the tiara, Queen Mary (1867- 1953) was given the brooch- the center piece- and the bandeau when she married George IV, Duke of York. She gave the tiara to her granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II, for her own coronation. Interestingly, Mary passed away 10 weeks before the coronation; leaving it as a very important piece for Queen Elizabeth. So for me, I think this shows a great amount of respect and acceptance from Elizabeth to give Meghan such a significant piece of her own history.

      Hope this helps.



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