Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t the biggest sticklers when it comes to wedding traditions—she won’t have a maid of honor, for example—but there’s one old superstition they’ll be following on May 19.
On Friday, People reported that Kensington Palace confirmed Harry will see Meghan in her wedding dress for the first time with the rest of us: when she walks down the aisle.
“That tradition is very important to them,” a palace spokesperson said at a press briefing, according to People. The couple will also be spending the eve of their wedding apart, and they’ll be staying at Windsor Castle for their actual wedding night.
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The dress superstition isn’t the only tradition the pair are incorporating into the royal wedding. On Friday, Prince Harry’s communications secretary published a press release confirming that Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas Markle, will be walking her down the aisle. According to the press release, Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, will also be traveling with her by car to Windsor Castle.
The royal couple’s wedding bands will be traditional as well. Markle’s wedding ring will be made of the same Clogau-Welsh gold as Princess Diana and Kate Middleton’s wedding rings, and Prince Harry will be rocking a wedding band just like his dad. (Wedding bands for the men of the royal family are more optional—Prince William decided to pass on the wedding band, as did Prince Philip.)
This doesn’t mean the whole royal wedding will be just like nuptials’ past. In fact, on Friday, the palace confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be deviating from one royal wedding trend started by Princess Diana and Prince Charles. On May 19, the couple will not, in fact, be doing a balcony kiss, though royal experts are speculating they will kiss for the cameras somewhere else.