The royal seal of approval! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding is only two months away. And the Queen has officially given them her blessing.
A letter from the Court of Buckingham Palace was released this morning granting the Queen’s approval for Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
The Queen gives formal consent to the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/kGEfdrJAp7
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) March 15, 2018
“My Lords, I declare my consent to a contract of matrimony between my most dearly beloved grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which I consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the books of the Privy Council,” Queen Elizabeth said in a statement after a meeting at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, March 14.
Earlier, every member of the royal family needs permission from the Queen to marry according to the Royal Marriages Act 1772. However, in 2013, this rule was changed. Now only the first six in line to the throne need Queen Elizabeth’s approval.
Prince Harry is now fifth in line to the throne. But after, Kate Middleton delivers their third baby, he will become sixth.
The Queen’s blessing to the couple is such a great news. But, some people think that she slighted Meghan Markle in the announcement by simply using her name.
Initially, it was reported that when Elizabeth II gave her permission for Prince William to tie the knot with Kate Middleton, she described her as “our trusty and well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton”.
No, the Queen did not slight Meghan Markle by not refering to has “Our Trusty & Well-beloved” like she did Kate in the formal Consent with offical seal released the day of wedding.
If you look at the 2 online consents from Privy Council records for Will & Harry, same wording. pic.twitter.com/8fkTcwY4nh
— Gert's Royals (@Gertsroyals) March 15, 2018
Earlier, Markle opened up about her and Queen Elizabeth’s first meeting. She said: “It’s incredible, I think, you know, to be able to meet her through his lens, not just with his honour and respect for her as the monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother, all of those layers have been so important for me so that when I met her I had such a deep understanding and of course incredible respect for being able to have that time with her… She’s an incredible woman.”