Well, thank gosh. We are five sleeps away from the Royal wedding so imagine if the Queen decided now to say, “No, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cannot marry”. And under the Succession to the Crown Act, she most definitely would have the power to do so. The law states that the first six royals in line for the throne must get her Royal Highness’ permission to wed. As Harry is fifth is line, this applies to him. (Markle’s introduction into the Royal family has really peaked our interest in their traditions, hasn’t it?)
According to a close source, the Prince’s grandmother approved for the couple to wed “without hesitation”. “I declare my consent to a contract of matrimony between my most dearly beloved grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle,” reads the letter, which bears the queen’s signature in the top right corner.
It is not yet clear whether Prince Harry and his bride will become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex or Kendal.
You can watch the Royal Wedding live in Australia on Saturday, 19 May from 7pm (AEST) on all free-to-air channels who will have access to the main feed direct from the U.K. Vows are scheduled to be exchanged at 9pm (AEST).