Queen Elizabeth Offers Official Consent for Royal Wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

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She approves!

Queen Elizabeth II has formally consented to the royal wedding of her grandson Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, which is scheduled for Might 19.

Buckingham Palace has simply shared a picture of the “Instrument of Consent”, which is the hand-written doc that information “Her Majesty The Queen’s consent to the Marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.”

In keeping with Buckingham Palace, the “Instrument of Consent is drafted by the Crown Workplace and is, within the case of Prince Harry’s marriage, hand-written and illuminated on vellum by one in every of a panel of scrivener artists retained by the Crown Workplace.” Vellum, ready animal pores and skin, is used just for essential state paperwork.

Royal Wedding, Meghan Markle, Queens Consent

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In keeping with the Royal Communications Workplace, “the design to the left of the textual content incorporates a pink dragon, the heraldic image of Wales, along with the UK’s floral emblems—the rose, thistle and shamrock.”

The doc additionally options Prince Harry’s Label and three tiny pink escallops from the Spencer household Arms.

The design to the precise of the ​textual content additionally contains the rose, as that is additionally the nationwide flower of america.

There are additionally two golden poppies, the state flower of California, the place Meghan was born. There’s additionally a Welsh leek with Prince Harry’s Label. Beneath the Label are olive branches, adopted from the Nice Seal of america.  

There’s additionally a coronet for Prince Harry. On the decrease proper facet of the doc is the Commonwealth image.

The Instrument of Consent is sealed with the Nice Seal of the Realm.

The Queen’s signature, “Elizabeth R,” is on the prime of the doc, which will probably be offered to newly married couple after the marriage.

The doc reads, “NOW KNOW YE that We’ve consented and do by these Presents signify Our Consent to the contracting of Matrimony between Our Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, Okay.C.V.O., and Rachel Meghan Markle.”

The {photograph} of the doc was taken within the 18th Century Room at Buckingham Palace.

Prince Harry and Meghan announced their engagement on Nov. 27, 2017.

Watch E!’s five-hour Dwell From the Royal Wedding ceremony protection Saturday, Might 19 beginning at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT for wall-to-wall protection of Meghan and Harry’s huge day! Additionally, catch E! Information each night time at 7 and 11 p.m. the week prior for all the things that you must know.

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