Queen Elizabeth II has officially given Prince Harry and Meghan Markle permission to get married!
The highly anticipated wedding is just two months away and Her Majesty has given her official declaration to the couple’s marriage during a Privy Council Meeting at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
“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 Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council,” the monarch (91) declared.
The Queen also wrote a letter approving Kate Middleton and Prince William’s marriage in 2011.
However, some royal followers have raised their eyebrows at the ‘differences’ between her letter for the former Suits actress (36) and Harry (33), and the one she wrote for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
When the Queen gave her consent before Wills (35) and Kate (36) tied the knot, she referred to the pair as “Our Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, K.G. and Our Trusty and Well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton.”
But In Meghan and Harry’s letter, the Queen refers to the soon-to-be bride only by her full name, Rachel Meghan Markle.
Though it’s obvious that the wording in the declarations is different, the nonagenarian was not being disrespectful at all.
Harper’s Bazaar reports she’ll write a more personal message closer to their nuptials.
So it seems nothing is amiss between the pair and the Queen.
In fact, Harry, Meghan and the Her Majesty had an intimate lunch on Sunday, ahead of their first royal engagement together.
Although the letter is very elaborate, NOV reports that it’s not at all unusual.
The Royal Marriages Act of 1772 states that all direct descendants of King George II are required by law to obtain sovereign consent in marriage.