Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
World News | By Joan Terry

Queen Elizabeth Gives Handwritten Consent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Queen Elizabeth Gives Handwritten Consent to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Queen Elizabeth has given Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming wedding her blessing.

In exactly one-week, Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will get married. The design on the left has a dragon to represent the heraldic symbol of Wales.

In a further nod to Meghan's heritage, the design to the right of the text also includes a rose, the national flower of the United States, and two golden poppies - the state flower of California, where Meghan was born.

With the birth of Prince Louis, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child last month, Prince Harry is now sixth-in-line to the British throne after his father Prince Charles, brother Prince William, and nephew Prince George and niece Princess Charlotte.

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The "Instrument of Consent", which is the Queen's historic formal consent to Prince Harry's forthcoming marriage to Meghan Markle, photographed at Buckingham Palace, London. Now, in keeping with yet another law that dates back to the 18th century, the Queen has signed an elaborate notice of approval known as the "Instrument of Consent", to officially recognize the marriage.

The Queen's written consent was released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday. There are also olive branches beneath it which were inspired by the Great Seal of the United States. The memento with attractive details celebrating Harry and Meghan's heritage. As without Queen's consent, Prince Harry would have been disqualified from the line of succession.

And she gave her permission for them to Wednesday at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.

Kensington Palace said the Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry would join Justin Welby, the spiritual head of the Anglican communion, for the wedding which is expected to be watched by millions of people around the world. For this document, revealed with just under a week to go until the Royal Wedding, underlines the importance of the Commonwealth to both the Monarch and the couple whose marriage gets the ultimate go ahead with this headline-making piece of vellum. Subscribe now and you'll never miss an episode - become part of the New Idea Royals family today.

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