She may be the most modern royal bride to date, but she embraces this one custom that dates back to the Victorian era!
Kate Middleton stepped out in her custom-designed Sarah Burton gown wearing a few other important items. She followed the old English rhyme, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” for good luck on her big day!
The “something old” is the lace overlay on Kate’s dress, a throwback to the British tradition of lace-making. The technique is called Carrickmacross. The “something new” are the diamond earrings made by Robinson Pelham that Carole and Michael Middleton gave Kate.
The “something borrowed” is the gorgeous 1936 Cartier halo-style tiara lent to Kate by Queen Elizabeth. Nothing says “Welcome to the family” like diamonds that have been passed down to brides since they were purchased by King George VI for the Queen Mother. Her “something blue” is a tiny piece of blue ribbon sewn into the dress.
Are you going to follow this tradition? We love how Kate manages to honor the royal past without being stuffy!