After much speculation, on Monday it was confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged, to be married in May of 2018 at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
So now that the engagement ring is firmly on Meghan’s finger, we have questions about what the rules are when it comes to marrying a British royal.
What would it mean for Markle’s acting and humanitarian career? Did the Queen need to give her blessing for Prince Harry’s marriage? Does it matter that Markle has been married (and divorced) before?
WE HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.
Well, according to Morgan Evans for Redbook, there are a number of very important things we all need to know about marrying a British royal. And many of them are directly relevant to the likely newest addition to the royal family.
When you adopt a royal title, you can’t be referred to as anything else.
There are intricate etiquette rules when it comes to appropriate ways to address a person in the royal family. Officially, royals should be referred to by their full title.