How Kate and William's wedding night broke royal tradition

It's no surprise that being a royal comes with a long list of rules and regulations, but it appears that some members of the royal family aren't afraid to bend the rules a little bit.

The Express reports that Duchess Kate and Prince William actually broke a royal tradition on their wedding night back in April 2011.

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Kate Middleton waves back to an excited crowd as she enters the church. This was the first moment the world caught a glimpse at the stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown.

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When Pippa Middleton stepped out behind her sister Kate, the world took notice of her 'perfectly shaped backside'. Blogs, Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts were set up in its honor!

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Kate looked just lovely as her father walked her down the aisle.

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The Duchess's dress had an impressive, yet manageable, train, which Pippa tended to like a pro.

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The happy couple could breathe a sigh of relief as they left Westminster Abbey -- it was now time for celebration.

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Kate is simply gleaming following the ceremony while she's being taken with her new husband to the palace.

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Um, hands down the best dressed of the day. How adorable are these kiddos?!

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Queen Elizabeth II following the Royal Wedding is perfect in light yellow!

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Prince Harry is no stranger to these types of high profile events, but he seemed to be really enjoying himself.

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Kate's parents were impeccably dressed, with the Mother of the Bride simply glowing in pale blue.

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Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York exit Westminster Abbey after the Royal Wedding showing off their intricate and detailed hats (which garnered plenty of attention).

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Victoria Beckham arrives to attend the Royal Wedding wearing a navy dress with a matching small pill box hat.

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrives to attend the Royal Wedding wearing an intricate royal blue hat which matched her blue dress.

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The first royal kiss occurred on the balcony of the palace, but the real moment occurred right below when the little flower girl pressed her hands against her ears -- clearly, she was not amused.

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Kate's second dress -- for the evening festivities -- was just as stunning. We loved the sparkling belt!

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Reportedly, royal couples leave for their honeymoon right away on their wedding day, but Kate and William opted to spend their first night as husband and wife in Buckingham Palace instead!

This delay could be due to the fact that Prince William, who was working as a search-and-rescue pilot at the time, had to go back to work right after the wedding. The happy couple went on their romantic honeymoon to the Seychelles ten days after their televised nuptials.  

Duchess Kate and Prince William at Wimbledon finals

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister Theresa May and Philip May attend the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Sophie Winkleman and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May attend the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May attend the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's single final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the men's singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge reacts as they attend the men's singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Men's Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge jokes with her husband Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in the Royal Box before South Africa's Kevin Anderson plays Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their men's singles final match on the thirteenth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 15, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Men's Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Men's Singles final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sits in the Royal Box before South Africa's Kevin Anderson plays Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their men's singles final match on the thirteenth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 15, 2018. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )
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