Meghan and Harry break Royal tradition with surprise snub

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Meghan and Harry break Royal tradition with surprise snub

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have ignored another Royal Wedding tradition.

Meghan Markle and Price Harry have sent out their wedding invites but have yet again taken a huge step away from royal tradition.

In the invitations sent out this week, the couple invited only one half of some couples to the wedding in St George’s Chapel on May 19, ITV revealed.

Not every guest will be allowed to bring their plus one with them – which is a break from the tradition and restrictions of previous royal weddings.

WEDDING The couple broke with royal tradition in the wedding invites sent out this week Photo (C) GETTY
WEDDING The couple broke with royal tradition in the wedding invites sent out this week Photo (C) GETTY

In some cases only the man has been invited while their partner will have to sit out the big day in front of a telly.

It is believed the decision was based on limited seating at the Westminster wedding venue.

ITV’s Chris Ship revealed the surprising invitation decision earlier today.

He tweeted: “Unlike most other weddings, Harry and Meghan are inviting only one half of couples. Seen an invite for a husband but not his wife.”

He added: “Sounds a bit tight, but I’m sure they’d claim space is limited in St George’s Chapel.”

This is not the first time the couple have gone their own way on their big day.

“Sounds a bit tight, but I’m sure they’d claim space is limited in St George’s Chapel”

Chris Ship

In the official wedding invitations that were sent out earlier this week, Meghan’s real name, Rachel, was left off the invite.

It has since been revealed why.

Meghan Markle Actress and Prince Harry will be in Cardiff on Thursday Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle Actress and Prince Harry will be in Cardiff on Thursday Photo (C) GETTY

Etiquette expert Grant Harrold told Good Housekeeping: “Buckingham Palace does things by the book, so they will list your full name.

“Even though it’s an official occasion, they’ve obviously decided that she’s known to as everybody as Meghan Markle and issued the invitations under that name.”

The invitation said: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales KG KT requests the pleasure of the company of ____ at the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales with Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on Saturday 19th May, 2018 at 12 Noon followed by a reception at Windsor Castle.”

Meghan’s real name, however, was given by the Queen after giving her formal consent for the Royal Wedding.

In the document, it confirmed that the marriage between “My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle”.

Meghan has broken several other royal traditions, in terms of her appearance.

When the stunning ex-Suits star, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, made their first royal visit of 2018 in Cardiff , she is said to have broken an unofficial royal tradition with her locks that were styled into a messy bun.

Meghan Markle After Prince Harry wedding will she be called ‘Duchess Rachel' Photo (C) GETTY
Meghan Markle After Prince Harry wedding will she be called ‘Duchess Rachel’ Photo (C) GETTY

Normally, royal ladies and gents are expected to wear their tendrils in a much neater look.

And in another public appearance at Edinburgh Castle earlier this year, she wore a crossbody bag – a common but unreal practice.

Source: DAILYSTAR CO UK

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