Queen gives formal consent for grandson Harry to marry Meghan Markle

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has formally supplied her permission for her “dearly beloved” grandson Prince Harry to marry his U.S. fiancee Meghan Markle.

FILE Photograph: Commemorative gifts celebrating the approaching wedding day of Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle are observed displayed for sale in a shop in Windsor, Britain, January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photograph

In a letter to the Privy Council, a official advisory human body to the monarch comprised of senior politicians, judges and bishops, the queen confirmed her acceptance of the wedding day of Harry, the fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, star of U.S. Television set drama “Suits”.

“I declare My Consent to a Deal of Matrimony among My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which Consent I am triggering to be signified less than the Terrific Seal and to be entered in the Textbooks of the Privy Council,” the letter dated on Wednesday claimed.

Harry and Meghan’s union, like all these of the very first 6 royals in direct line of succession, will have to be authorised by the queen less than the 2013 Succession to the Crown Act, which changed an even additional prescriptive law dating again to the 18th Century.

The go was a mere formality as the queen had already claimed in a statement how delighted she was for the few and she will be attending the wedding day ceremony at her Windsor Castle property, to the West of London, on Might 19.

She also invited Markle to shell out Xmas with the royal spouse and children at her Sandringham estate in eastern England.

Reporting by Michael Holden modifying by Stephen Addison

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