Royal wedding: Queen gives formal consent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage

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Royal wedding: Queen gives formal consent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage

The Queen has given her formal consent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage – with one striking omission.

The Queen has given formal consent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their marriage in May Photo (C) GETTY
The Queen has given formal consent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their marriage in May Photo (C) GETTY

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got engaged, the Queen signed an Instrument of Consent in February 2011 describing Kate as “Our Trusty and Well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton”.

But Harry’s Los Angeles-born actress fiancee is simply “Rachel Meghan Markle”.

The 91-year-old monarch, however, is not making a point.

A source last night said: “Trusty and well-beloved is language reserved for citizens of the UK or Her Majesty’s other realms.”

As an American, Meghan does not qualify.

The Queen wrote: “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.”

Official letter of consent provided by the Queen Photo (C) PA
Official letter of consent provided by the Queen Photo (C) PA

The Royal Marriages Act of 1772 stipulates that all descendants of George II are obliged to receive the Monarch’s approval prior to marriage.

The law was passed after George II’s grandson married a common widow against the wishes of the Monarch.

Trusty and well-beloved is language reserved for citizens of the UK or Her Majesty’s other realms

The Royal Marriage Act of 1772 states that all royal weddings require the Monarch's prior approval Photo (C) GETTY
The Royal Marriage Act of 1772 states that all royal weddings require the Monarch’s prior approval Photo (C) GETTY

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Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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