The special meaning behind Royal wedding car's number plate

May 22, 2018
11:09 P.M.
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This unusual tradition followed at the weddings of the members of the royal family can be easily missed. It was followed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle too.


As reported by Time, just like the other celebrations that were fun-filled yet meaningful at the Royal Wedding of Harry and Markle on May 19, the number plate on their getaway car was significant too.

One of the historic moments in the monarchical family was recorded on camera where Markle changed into her second wedding dress, designed by Stella McCartney, and rode off to the reception with Harry.

Harry also changed into a classic tuxedo after the ceremony where he had worn his traditional Army Blue and Royals uniform.   


The newly-wedded royal couple came out of Windsor holding hands as they walked towards a silver Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero Convertible.

Harry presented his chivalrous self as he opened the car door for Markle. After Markle took a seat in the posh and festive car, Harry seated himself in the driver's seat and drove off to the reception.

The license plate on the car read 'E190518' which signified and commemorated the heartthrobs' wedding date, May 19, 2018.

For some, it may seem like a traffic violation to stick a 'fancy' license plate onto their cars. However, the royal couple did not break any laws since they never drove on a public road.


One social media user, Jay Goldston, put out a poll to ask if people noticed the fancy number plate and the importance it carried. 63% of the people said 'yes' while 37% disclosed that they were not aware of it.

One fan, Caitlin Green, found the choice of the number plate to be 'badass' while another user, Kevin Shine, loved the couple's idea of commemorating their wedding date through the number plate.

This is not the first time when a royal wedding chose a nuanced license plate for their getaway car. In 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton drove off from their convertible with a license plate that read 'JU5T WED.'