Get the Queen’s permission
Asking a father for his daughter’s hand in marriage seems a bit archaic, but the Wall Street Journal reported that a 2015 Internet poll by The Knot reveals 77 percent of suitors still get a parent’s permission. However, when it comes to following wedding etiquette for the royal family, pops isn’t the only one that needs to be asked. According to Brides.com, The Royal Marriages Act of 1772 requires that all royal family members must ask the sovereign’s approval in order to get hitched. Looks like Prince Harry must have done just that as Clarence House announced in November 2017, “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.”
Engagements are short
When it comes to putting together a royal wedding, time is of the essence. In fact, Elle Australia explains that royal engagements are brief, lasting only a few months. No surprise then that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a May 2018 wedding following their November 2017 engagement. These are the 11 ways the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding made history.