Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry planning a secret winter wedding in the Caribbean? Rumors are swirling that this may be the case. These rumors of a special wedding for the couple originally began after Meghan, 35, and Harry, 32, attended Tom Inskip’s March wedding in Jamaica. Prince Harry was allegedly so taken with the beauty and romance of his friend’s Jamaican wedding that he told pals he would also love to have a wedding like it himself, according to Hollywood Life.
“He was blown away by the romantic setting and told friends he wants his own wedding to have a similar feel.”
Meghan Markle reportedly has also been dreaming of a beach wedding, so she and Prince Harry are rumored to be working on plans for their amazing winter wedding somewhere unique in the Caribbean. As it turns out, this may be an easy thing for them to arrange, especially as Harry has lots of friends who “own houses and islands in the Caribbean, which makes it ideal.” The alleged Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wedding will be very private, and only family members and very close friends will be in attendance when Meghan and Harry reportedly tie the knot.
“They’re determined to make their wedding as romantic as possible.”
If the rumors of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s secret winter wedding in the Caribbean are indeed true, would Queen Elizabeth be attending? There have been suggestions that even if Meghan and Harry were planning a royal wedding at home in London, the Queen probably still wouldn’t be in attendance for the actual marriage ceremony itself.
As Queen Elizabeth is technically the head of the Church of England, she would have to give permission for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to get married. While the Queen has reportedly already done so, and Meghan and Harry are allegedly free to get married now when they choose, Queen Elizabeth doesn’t normally attend family weddings of divorcees. And as Meghan Markle was previously married, the Queen probably wouldn’t be present for the marriage ceremony of Meghan and Prince Harry, at least if the Queen’s past non-attendance for other divorcees is any indication.
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Even though Prince Charles obtained permission from the Queen to marry Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005, neither Queen Elizabeth nor Prince Philip attended Charles and Camilla’s marriage ceremony. They did, however, attend the couple’s wedding reception, as Yahoo Lifestyle report.
So, it is completely possible that if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry do have a Caribbean wedding or get married closer to home, the Queen will be around for their wedding reception but not the actual wedding itself.
It’s important to remember that while Queen Elizabeth may personally like Meghan Markle, she does have a history of not openly supporting marriages of those who have previously been married. Another instance of this is when her sister, Princess Margaret, wanted to marry Captain Peter Townsend, who was divorced. The Queen opposed this marriage.
Whether Queen Elizabeth would be in attendance for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s future wedding is anybody’s guess, but most believe that she will probably only be around for the celebration afterward. If Meghan and Harry’s rumored winter Caribbean wedding actually happens, it may just be too far away for the Queen to attend the wedding or the reception.
Do you think Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will secretly get married this winter in the Caribbean?
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