The wedding rules ALL royals must follow: From what Kate Middleton will be forced to wear when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry, to seeking Queen Elizabeth’s permission
KATE Middleton had to abide by these rules when she married Prince William in 2011.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry in May 2018 after announcing they’re engaged, just before Princess Eugenie announced her own upcoming nuptials.
And, in a similar fashion to when Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton married in 2011, fans are overjoyed at the prospect of a royal wedding, with many desperate to find out details, such as what the engagement ring will look like.
However, as well as the lifestyle changes Meghan will have to make if she does become a royal, a royal wedding comes with all sorts of strict rules, for both the bride and the guests…
Royal women are expected to dust off their hats for formal occasions, so when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank marry, royals such as Kate would be expected to wear a hat for the occasion.
While hats at weddings are obviously not a surprising dress code, this is apparently a strict must for royal weddings, so it’s not an option.
However it seems Kate favours headwear, often opting to accessorise her outfit with a fascinator, so it wouldn’t be an issue.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may look set to tie the knot, but she must have impressed the Queen first.
Due to the Royal Marriages Act 1772, Queen Elizabeth has the right to veto the marriage, and she is required to give formal consent to any family marriages in order to guard against those that could “diminish the status of the royal house.”
However that now only applies to the six people closest in line to the throne – Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew.
The most traditional site for a royal ceremony is the Chapel Royal at St James Palace.
More recently couples such as Kate Middleton and Prince William have opted to marry at the larger Westminster Abbey, and Meghan is set to marry in Windsor.
Until 2011, Royals in direct line to the throne were forbidden from marrying anyone who was Roman Catholic.
However, this has now changed and they are able to marry a person of any faith.
Traditionally, royals were unable to marry divorcees, however this has been relaxed in recent years, so Meghan Markle, who was once married to Trevor Engelson, won’t have to worry about this one.
Source: OK CO UK
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