Why did Prince Harry invite ex-girlfriends to his wedding when he married Meghan Markle?

Why did Prince Harry invite ex-girlfriends to his wedding when he married Meghan Markle?

The royal family apparently doesn't fear running into past flames, after all, Prince Harry did invite his ex-girlfriends to his wedding to Meghan Markle back in 2018

While there were princesses, princes, and celebrities in attendance, many chose to hone in on two guests in particular.

Not one, but two of Prince Harry's exes attended the wedding. Amongst the sea of fascinators, Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy were two of the 3,000 guests invited to the nuptials.

Pictures show both Chelsy and Cressida beaming during the service at St. George's Chapel, as well as mingling amongst the other high-profile guests.

Prince Harry invite ex-girlfriends to his wedding Credit: PA

Why did Prince Harry invite ex-girlfriends to his wedding?

It might be surprising, but it's actually a rather common occurrence in the royal family.

According to People, royals tend to invite their exes to their weddings. Particularly, when they've remained friends, which Harry has done with both Cressida and Chelsy.

Who is Chelsy Davy?

Prince Harry was in an on-again-off-again relationship with Chelsy Davy for seven years.

Davy was his first serious girlfriend, and they eventually called it quits in 2011.

After studying law at Leeds University, the 32-year-old now works for an ethically-sourced jewellery line, AYA, in her native Zambia.

In 2020, she announced that AYA would be opening a luxury travel wing, and would organise holidays to Africa.

Who is Cressida Bonas?

The Prince dated Cressida Bonas for two years, between 2012 and 2014.

Cressida, who is the granddaughter of Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe, is employed as an actress and model.

In July of this year, Cressida wed Harry Wentworth-Stanley, a property investor, in a private ceremony in West Sussex.

Prince William invited five ex-girlfriends to his wedding to Kate Middleton

Back in 2011, Prince William invited five of his ex-girlfriends to his wedding to the now-Duchess of Cambridge.

And Prince Charles invited two former flames to his wedding to Diana.

One was his current wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. And the other was Diana's sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, whom he was briefly involved with.

Who else attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding?

A-list guests included David and Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Chloe Madeley, as well as the cast of Suits, whom Meghan Markle previously worked alongside.

It was Rick Hoffman, however, who attracted considerable press attention. The 47-year-old, who played Louis Litt in the legal drama, looked noticeably disgruntled while watching the ceremony, and he quickly became the subject of memes on Twitter.

Hoffman later posted a video explaining why he pulled the "weird" face, revealing that he was seated next to someone who had bad breath.

"To answer any questions about the weird face that was made at the wedding," he wrote on Instagram. "Imagine sitting next to people to your right and not knowing which person it was that has halitosis. Hence the face that's apparently all over the place."

I guess even royal protocol can't fix a case of bad breath...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed in Windsor

If you weren't aware, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on the 19th May 2018.

Meghan's wedding dress was Givenchy, designed by Clare Waight Keller. The silk veil was 16 feet long and was embroidered with 55 flowers, which represented the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, as well as Wintersweet, and the California Poppy.

This was, of course, secured by a diamond bandeau tiara.

The groom and the Duke of Cambridge chose the frock coat uniform of the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).