Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are beating to their very own drum, and that is exactly why we love them!
Following their engagement information, Kensington Palace prefaced their upcoming marriage ceremony by telling the general public it can “replicate their characters and personalities”—aka their massive day will in all probability go in opposition to lots of the longstanding traditions within the royal household.
And, to be sincere, we would not anticipate something much less!
Actually, with the announcement of their marriage ceremony date on Might 19, 2018, they’re already going in opposition to royal custom.
Let’s dive in…
The Chosen Day: At first, Prince Harry and Meghan have set their marriage ceremony for a Saturday. That proper there goes in opposition to traditions which have withheld even by means of Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s marriage ceremony.
Royal weddings are sometimes held throughout the week. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wed on a Friday, whereas Queen Elizabeth II wed on a Thursday. Prince Charles wed Princess Diana on a Wednesday. Nevertheless, his marriage ceremony with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, fell on a Saturday.
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The Date Itself: Many royal consultants assume Harry and Meghan selected Might to keep away from it overlapping with Kate’s being pregnant (she’s due in April). Nevertheless, the date occurs to overlap with a pair different massive moments for the royal household.
For starters, Might 19 of subsequent yr is identical date because the Emirates FA Last Cup, Britain’s historic and most prestigious soccer cup competitors. To make issues much more attention-grabbing, Prince William has been the president of the Soccer Affiliation since 2006 and sometimes attends the sport and presents the successful staff with their trophy.
Concerning the overlap, the president of the FA tells E! Information, “Saturday 19 Might guarantees to be a beautiful day with such a particular royal event being adopted by English soccer’s showpiece occasion, the Emirates FA Cup Last. With hundreds of thousands coming collectively to observe each occasions at dwelling and around the globe, it will likely be a day to have a good time.”
Moreover, Might 19 additionally marks a historic day within the royal household. In 1536, Anne Boleyn—the second spouse of Henry VIII and mom of Queen Elizabeth I— was executed on Tower Inexperienced for alleged adultery. This does not essentially break any traditions, however it’s attention-grabbing nonetheless.
And Then There’s the Apparent: Not that we now have to remind you, however Meghan is a commoner, which—regardless of all of the royals who’ve married commoners earlier than Harry—is technically nonetheless in opposition to custom. She’s additionally an American citizen, and subsequently, she’ll should undergo the method of turning into a citizen of the U.Okay. after the couple ties the knot.
Moreover, Meghan can be baptized and confirmed within the Church of England, the place the Queen is head, forward of their marriage ceremony.