So exciting! Prince Harry and his new fiancée Meghan Markle’s wedding will be in May at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, but what many fans are dying to know is if one very special guest, his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, will be in attendance.
Even though there were rumors swirling that she wouldn’t be present for the red-headed royal’s upcoming nuptials, Kensington Palace’s latest announcement suggests that she may be in attendance. “Her Majesty the Queen has granted permission for the wedding to take place at the Chapel,” the statement read on Tuesday, Nov. 28. People has also reported that the Queen will be there.
The couple announced their engagement on Monday, Nov. 27 — and even revealed Elizabeth knew all about the engagement before it happened because Harry asked her permission to propose! “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course,” read a statement from Harry’s father, Prince Charles. “His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle’s parents. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace.”
However, some reports suggest that Elizabeth might not attend the special day. Since Elizabeth, 91, is technically the head of the church of England, some say she should not endorse a marriage with someone who’s been divorced. Meghan, 36, was previously hitched to Trevor Engelson from 2011 until 2013.
A source told the news outlet that similar to how she wouldn’t attend her son Prince Charles’ ceremony to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, she may not make the exception for her grandson. So upsetting!
However, the red-headed royal, 33, and Meghan are still determined to have as much fun as they can at their big day with or without Elizabeth! “It will be fun, but classy,” a source told Life & Style. “Harry isn’t into the stuffiness and formalities that come with being a royal. He’d rather serve rum cocktails and tequila shots than expensive champagne.” We can’t wait!