The seating arrangements have been made. The venue is booked. The cake is well on its way to being made.
The bonbonnières have been ordered (personally, we’re hoping each and every guests gets to take home a Corgi pup) and as of today, the invites have officially been printed and sent.
But royal watchers have spotted something a little off about the invitations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 19 wedding. Something that, potentially, could cause some confusion among guests.
It all started when Kensington Palace shared an image of the invitations on Twitter. The Prince of Wales’ special fancy seal (also known as the Three-Feathered Badge) was there. There was enough space for a fancy calligrapher to write the names of guests.
There was even a very specific dress code – men must wear a “morning coat” or a lounge suit, while women are required to wear a “day dress with a hat”.
But the names of the people getting married were… not what people were expecting.
Prince Harry was referred to as "His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales" which is understandable considering his full name - His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David - was likely to take up most of the invitation.
But it's the name of Harry's soon-to-be-wife that caught people's attention.
On the invitation, she is referred to as 'Ms Meghan Markle', despite most of the official correspondence about the royal wedding referring to her by her full name, Rachel Meghan Markle.
Why isn't her full name on the invitation, Rachel Megan Markel??
— Victoria Howell (@VHowell1101) March 22, 2018