There is yet another royal tradition that Meghan Markle is vowing to change when it comes to her wedding to Prince Harry. The 36-year-old bride-to-be will have a maid of honor and not a chief bridesmaid like previous royal weddings, a source reveals to Us Weekly.
The source reportedly told Us, 'The day of the wedding itself will certainly hold a few unconventional surprises. Don’t expect a royal wedding by numbers. They want to involve their friends and family as much in as much as possible throughout the day.'
The source adds, 'I’ve heard that Meghan wants her mother to walk her down the aisle, which would be a sweet moment. And while it is very much a British wedding, expect a few American touches too. She’s not picked a chief bridesmaid, she’s chosen a maid of honor.'
Meghan has not publicly announced who will be standing next to her on the aisle just yet, but she does have a long list of friends who she can choose from.
It's no surprise that the groom has chosen his brother, Prince William, to be his best man.
The big day will also include William and Kate Middleton's children - Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Meghan's goddaughter Ivy, who is the daughter of one of her dear friends and stylist Jessica Mulroney, will be involved in the special day also.
The newly engaged couple are believed to be making their own rules for the impending nuptials.
'Harry has never been one to follow instructions and both he and Meghan are extremely independent individuals' a source told Us Weekly last month. 'I wouldn’t imagine for one second that they plan to sit back and be told what to do — and they won’t … Their romance feels refreshingly modern and I think that’s something that everyone at Kensington Palace has felt incredibly excited by.'
Harry and Meghan will wed on May 19th at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. For everything you need to know about the royal wedding see here.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.