Queen Elizabeth has officially given her blessing to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which royal wedding is two months away.
The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 rules that the first six people in the line of succession must have the Queen’s consent before they can marry on 19 May. That permission was formally granted on Thursday via a letter from Buckingham Palace. Though the letter is formal, the Queen couldn’t resist dropping a few sweet words about her “dearly beloved” grandson — while also using the given names for both Harry and Meghan.
“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.”
People were fast to notice that he Queen did not refer to Meghan Markle as “Our Trusty & Well-beloved” like she did to Kate in the formal Consent with official seal released the day of wedding. Take a look below:
Here’s the one for Harry and Meghan:
..and the one for William and Kate: