It takes a lot of preparation to plan a royal wedding. The details of the wedding are important, down to things like the type of carpet they will use to tie the knot. A red carpet is only for certain royalty. This is because the red color signifies an heir of the throne. Hello! notes. Many may not know that Prince William is the first child of King Charles (via Britannica). As he was the firstborn, the crown automatically passed to him. As heir to the throne, there are certain things bestowed to you — including a red carpet.
Hello! reports that William’s father walked the red carpet with Princess Diana when he was married. The late Queen Elizabeth II walked down the red carpet as well. When Prince William was married to Kate Middleton in 2011, the red carpet tradition continued. Even though only heirs have the right to walk down a red-carpet, other royals may also be allowed.
The blue carpets symbolize loyalty and faithfulness (via Hello! In 2018, Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank walking on a blue carpet. The navy blue was not only chosen by Princess Eugenie, but also Prince Andrew and Princess Anne. Prince William’s older brother Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose not to use a carpet, but instead displayed the beautiful floors at St. George’s Chapel.