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The Strict Wedding Rules All Members Of The Royal Family Must Follow, If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Marry

Kate Middleton had to obey these rules when she joined the royal family when she and Prince William got married in 2011.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have caused a great excitement among the people recently, since, according to reports, the couple were set to meet the Queen.

And, in a similar way like when Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton married, many have been left wondering if an engagement could happen.

Nevertheless, besides the changes Markle will have to make in her lifestyle if she becomes a royal, a royal wedding comes with all kinds of strict rules for the bride and the guests.

Dress code 

Kate Middleton from the royal family

It is expected from the royal women to dust off their hats for formal events. Therefore, if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get Harry married, royals like Kate would be expected to wear a hat for the ceremony.

Although hats at weddings are not that sort of a surprising dress code, this is obviously a strict must for royal weddings. Like, it’s not an option.

Anyway, it seems that Kate usually goes for headwear. She is often accessorizing her outfit with a fascinator. Considering this, the rule it wouldn’t be an issue.

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Getting permission

Meghan Markle

Before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry decide to tie the knot, Markle must impress the Queen first.

Actually, the prince is faced with the problem called The Royal Marriages Act. He is bound by English law. The law demands that he has to ask the permission of Queen Elizabeth II, before proposing to someone. The law dates back to 1772. It was passed by King George III after he disapproved of his brothers’ marriages.

However, only the six people closest in line to the throne must obey this rule – Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew.


Queen Elizabeth II and Kate Middleton

The Chapel Royal at St James Palace is the most traditional location for a members of the royal family’s wedding. However, more recently couples like Prince William and Kate Middleton have shosen to marry at the larger Westminster Abbey.


About religion, the royals in direct line to the throne were not allowed to marry anyone who was Roman Catholic.

the royal family wedding

But that was until 2011. Since then they are able to marry a person of any faith.


As part of a long-established custom, members of the royal family were unable to marry¬†divorcees. But this rule has been relaxed in recent years. Therefore, Meghan Markle,¬†who was married before to Trevor Engelson,¬†won’t have to worry too much about this one.

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