Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged and the official announcement came from Clarence House today. The statement released by the office of Prince Charles confirmed that the couple became engaged earlier this month in London.
It was also disclosed that Prince Harry informed Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family about his engagement. Apart from receiving the Queen’s permission to marry, the Prince also received the blessing of Meghan’s parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle.
Variety reported that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are delighted to hear about the good news. Prince William and Kate Middleton also expressed happiness over the announcement.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married in spring 2018 and it means that the royal wedding is just a few months away. In any case, since the engagement is on and the wedding date has been set already, there are some royal wedding traditions that Prince Harry must abide by.
He has a lot to follow even if ordinary people find them odd. According to Mirror, here are four royal traditions that Harry should observe for this wedding to Meghan Markle.
Like Prince Charles and Prince William, Prince Harry must wear his military uniform on his wedding day. This tradition started with Prince Albert and they do this to maintain that princely aura.
Seat Plan on Wedding Day
The royal family makes sure there is a seating plan to avoid conflicts and make the event more organized. The British Royals always sit on the right side of the church and this is the law.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle must have two wedding cakes on their big day. This is one of the royal wedding traditions that is different from the commoners since one average-sized cake is enough for them.
Then again, the soon-to-be-married couple can change the traditional fruit cake to any flavor they want. It can be recalled that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge preferred chocolate fudge cake for their wedding.
Royal grooms do not wear their wedding rings and this is customary among aristocratic men. This is why Prince Philip and the Duke of Cambridge do not wear theirs. It is highly likely that Prince Harry will follow this tradition too.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to appear on UK national TV for official confirmation and to talk about their engagement and wedding plans.
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