On May 19th, the world will be watching in awe as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry. For those across the pond, this union has been of particular interest as Markle is not only an American but she was a popular actress on USA Network’s Suits for seven years.
Prince Harry may not have the heir-power his big brother Prince William has, but there’s something about the good-natured, outgoing, ginger royal who Americans have always been endeared to. Besides, everyone loves a royal wedding – even the Queen, who’s made it official!
As Markle has learned over the last six months, you can’t just accept a marriage proposal and run to the courthouse if you’re marrying a member of the British Royal Family. There’s a laundry list of do’s, don’ts, and shouldn’ts that many Americans were unaware of.
Of course, there have been a lot of rumors about the ceremony as well, but since they can’t be proven and no one’s going to come out and say anything to confirm or deny them, let’s just stick to the facts. One of the requirements, so to speak, is that the Queen must give consent.
Head to the next page to see the Queen’s Instrument of Consent…