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Queen Elizabeth's official statement about Harry and Meghan's engagement reveals their real name

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Mar 27, 2018
10:09 A.M.

Her Majesty finally gave an official approval for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to be wed this spring.

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Queen Elizabeth II recently released an official letter giving her blessing to her grandson and his bride-to-be. In the letter, she even addressed the couple using their real names.

People shared that the letter was released to the public on March 14, 2018.

The 33-year-old prince had to get a formal permission from the Queen in accordance with the Succession to the Crown Act.

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While most people know Prince Harry’s real name, not a lot have knowledge that Meghan is actually Markle’s middle name. Her first name is Rachel, which is the same as her character’s name is on Suits.

The three-page letter was drafter from the Buckingham Palace.

‘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.’

Queen Elizabeth, People, March 15, 2018

Even though the Queen had already somewhat approved of Prince Harry’s relationship with Markle in the past, things would have turned out a bit differently if we were still living in the 50’s.

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As many royal fans know, Markle is divorced. In the past, a few royal relationships have gone sourly because some royals had fallen in love and wished to marry a divorcee.

The late Princess Margaret, who is Queen Elizabeth’s sister, ended her relationship with Captain Peter Townsend because he was once divorced.

In May 1960, Princess Margaret went on to marry a photographer named Antony Armstrong-Jones instead.

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King Edward VIII chose to step down from his throne so he could marry Wallis Simpson, an American woman who had been divorced twice.

Now, the Church of England has finally kept up with modern times and now allows marriages between a royal and a divorcee.

Prince Harry and Markle are set to exchange vows at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.

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