Now that James Matthews and Pippa Middleton have tied the knot, all eyes are on Prince Harry and his Suits star girlfriend Meghan Markle to prepare for a walk down the aisle. Even though the prince hasn’t popped the question yet, royal watchers are adamant that an engagement will be announced soon and a royal wedding will happen in the near future.
Many signs of late have indicated that Markle is preparing to trade in her entertainment spotlight for the royal one seeing as she has shut down her lifestyle website, The Tig, and has been spending a good deal of her time at Kensington Palace. In addition, rumors had swirled regarding a possible exit by the actress from Suits. However, executive producer of the legal drama, Aaron Korsh, dispelled any of these claims, according to the International Business Times.
“After news broke that Markle is dating Prince Harry, rumors that the actress is ready to quit the USA Network series began to surface online. But in a recent interview with TVLine, Suits creator Aaron Korsh said that no one from the remaining five series regulars are exiting the series in the near future and ‘certainly not’ in Season 6’s final six episodes.”
This all does not divert from the talk surrounding Markle and the prince regarding upcoming nuptials and now there are even hints being made as to the location that the ceremony may happen.
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There was the question as to whether or not Meghan would be able to marry Prince Harry at Westminster Abbey seeing as she was married once already to Trevor Engelson, whom she divorced in 2013. However, a spokesperson for the palace states that if they should marry, Markle and the royal are able to do so in the abbey, such as Kate Middleton and Prince William did in 2011.
The spokesperson spoke with the Daily Star regarding this fact, stating “The Abbey follows the General Synod Ruling of 2002. Since then it has been possible for divorced people to be married in the Church of England.
Markle also has a Jewish background, which has raised questions about whether or not this would keep her from having the ceremony in the church. The spokesperson relayed that the actress would be able to marry Harry within the abbey. and that her Jewish background is of no concern for a ceremony proceeding within the historic abbey.
The Daily Star noted additional details about the interfaith marriage regulations.
“The spokesman also confirmed that Meghan’s Jewish background would not prevent her from having an ‘interfaith’ marriage there. It is still thought the Archbishop of Canterbury would have to provide a special license for the wedding. And Harry, 32, would reportedly need the Queen’s permission.”
Now with that settled, when’s this proposal happening? Well, it has appeared that Meghan and Harry have become more and more serious and have been stepping out as a couple for numerous events, such as a friend’s wedding and a polo match. Most recently the two attended Pippa and James’ wedding.
A new era of royal PDA is officially underway. https://t.co/2FPOBJU53s
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) June 3, 2017
Leading up to the nuptials between Kate Middleton’s sister and her hedge-fund manager beau, rumors swirled that Pippa was not enthused about Meghan attending the wedding seeing as there was a belief she may steal the spotlight. Meghan Markle therefore did not attend the church ceremony, but did accompany Prince Harry to the wedding reception. Harry proved that he is ever the gentleman when he drove an hour to pick Meghan up so that she could attend the event with him.
As for Pippa and James, the newlyweds, who had been together for nearly a decade, have been enjoying quite an adventure down under on their honeymoon.
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