Markle is an American
In November 2017, Meghan Markle became the first American to be officially engaged to a British royal. A few other firsts the new Duchess checks off: She is a woman of color, divorced, a well-known actor, and was raised Catholic. Markle was recently baptized and confirmed in the Church of England. Now that she is married to Prince Harry, she will have to go through the process of becoming a U.K. citizen. Don’t miss these royal wedding etiquette rules every member of the family must follow.
It fell on a weekend
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry exchanged vows on May 19, 2018, which broke a couple royal traditions. To start, the wedding was on a Saturday. In the past, royal weddings have typically been held on a weekday. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip got married on a Thursday, Prince Charles and Princess Diana on a Wednesday, and Prince William and Kate Middleon on a Friday. Also, the wedding was held on the same day as Britain’s historic soccer cup competition, the Emirates FA Final Cup. Prince William is the president of the Football Association and usually makes an appearance at the Final Cup. But this year, we guess he had other events to attend!