Monday, 27 November 2017

HRH Prince Henry of Wales KCVO to marry Ms Meghan Markle

Today Clarence House announced the engagement of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales KCVO and Ms Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in the spring of 2018, the venue is yet to be announced. The couple began their relationship in June 2016.

Ms Markle is a 36 year old American actress and is currently starring in the American television show ‘Suits’, but will likely leave the show in order to take on royal duties. Ms Markle has been married before to Mr Trevor Engelson in 2011 and they divorced in 2013.

The fact that Ms Markle is a divorcee has raised questions regarding a Church of England wedding for Prince Henry and Ms Markle. In 2002 the Church of England’s General Synod voted in favour of allowing divorcee’s to marry within the church at the discretion of the minister who will be officiating the marriage.

The minister officiating is likely to be the Archbishop of Canterbury who has been informed and has given his good wishes to the couple, paving the way for a Church of England wedding for the couple.

The couple have also announced they will be living together in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are said to be delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are thrilled and hope they'll be very happy indeed.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said that they are very excited for Harry and Meghan.

Ms Markle's parents, Mr Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland have wished the couple ‘a lifetime of happiness’.

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