A little detail on Meghan and Harry's wedding invitation could be offensive for the star bride
With the Royal wedding fast approaching, preparations have begun in full swing.
Express reported that the way Meghan Markle is addressed in the official invitation for her wedding on May 19, 2018, has raised a few eyebrows.
With the official invitations being released in early March, many have noticed a subtle reference to her past. The way Markle is described is not the same as the way Kate Middleton was when she married Prince William.
The invitations were shared on social media through the official Kensington Palace Twitter account. A detail on the card is being considered offensive to 36-year-old Markle.
The invitation could have referenced to Markle’s divorce in 2013. She was married to film producer Trevor Engelson for two years.
Many have pointed that the choice of words pointing to Markel being a divorcee might be rude. The soon-to-be bride has been referred to as ‘Ms. Meghan Markle’ denoting that she was has been divorced once before her engagement to Harry.
It has also been pointed out that she has been treated differently from Kate Middleton, who married Prince William in 2011. The Duchess of Cambridge was described as ‘Miss Catherine Middleton’ on her wedding invitation.
The text of the invitation reads, ‘His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales KG KT requests the pleasure of the company of [insert guest name] at the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales with Ms. Meghan Markle.’
The information is hardly news to anyone as Markle has been the source of intense media scrutiny, especially since the engagement was announced in November last year.
Though the detail has made some people uncomfortable, Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams noted that it was a ‘sign of the Royal Family moving with the times.’ He said that use of ‘Ms.’ was a respectful and modern gesture.
He added that it was only appropriate as Markle is a feminist that it is a contemporary way of avoiding the use of Mrs. or Miss. Fitzwilliams is also sure that the former Suit actress would approve of it.