Signed and sealed: Queen's gives consent to Harry's marriage

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Signed and sealed: Queen's gives consent to Harry's marriage

The document, which will be given to the couple after the wedding, is drafted by the Crown Office and illuminated on vellum, a fine parchment made from the skin of a calf that is only used for important state documents.

The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned.
But Harry's fiancée Meghan is simply "Rachel Meghan Markle" - omitting the "trusty" and "well-beloved" description. Beneath the Label are olive branches, adopted from the Great Seal of the United States. The Queen's signature, "Elizabeth R", can be seen at the top right of the document.

Harry and Meghan will be presented the document after their marriage.

Meghan Markle first met the Queen for afternoon tea at Bucking Palace in October 2017. As without Queen's consent, Prince Harry would have been disqualified from the line of succession.

Excitement and anticipation has begun to build up ahead of the British royal wedding next Saturday.

Of course, we already knew she had said "yes" to the marriage, as a statement released by Buckingham Palace previously said The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were "delighted" for Harry and Meghan.

Meanwhile, wedding preparations are on in full swing with thousands of royal fans and well-wishers expected to descend upon the town of Windsor next weekend.

The coronet for Prince Harry, 33, is on the lower left side and the Commonwealth symbol can be found on the lower right side of the document. Markle, 36, said she knew little about her royal date while Harry said he had never heard of Markle or watched her TV series.

But the designer will not be revealed until the royal bride-to-be steps out of her wedding vehicle on arrival at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where she is marrying Harry at noon on Saturday.

The couple and guests will later attend a reception hosted by the Queen at St. George's Hall in the castle grounds, bringing the public aspects of the day to a close.

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