What’s more, while all royal brides in recent history have donned a veil (expect Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Anne, both of whom were previously married), the princess chose to wear a tiara without a veil. The bold move helped ensure that her low-cut dress, which was specially designed to show off the scar on her back was on full display. Explaining an operation to correct scoliosis that she had on her back when she was 12 years old, Princess Eugenie told ITV’s This Morning (via Hello!), “It’s a lovely way to honor the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.”
The break from tradition continued following the ceremony, as onlookers were asked by local police to not throw confetti at the royal couple (Prince William and Kate Middleton were showered with flower petal confetti in 2011) and, at the after party, guests indulged in a bold red velvet and chocolate cake instead of the classic layered fruit cake with white icing.