Markle will be baptized
In addition to Markle’s former marriage, many wondered whether religion would pose a problem for her and Harry’s nuptials. (It’s unclear what specifically her religion is, although various reports — like this one from CNN — have claimed she went to a Catholic high school.)
Well, whatever the case, the Royal Family has found a solution: according to Kensington Palace (via People), Markle will be baptized into the Church of England before their May 2018 ceremony.
How reverse-Charlotte York of her.
Her ring has a connection to Princess Diana
According to People, Markle’s massive engagement ring includes a center stone from Botswana, where the couple vacationed in August 2017. The article adds that the ring, which Harry designed, also features two outside diamonds from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection.
The report came just after Harry and Markle made their first public appearance together after news of their engagement, in the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace. Per People, Harry revealed that the couple was “thrilled” to be engaged and that he knew she was the one he wanted to marry from “the very first time we met.”
Prince Harry got all the proper permission to marry
As one would expect from a dashing young prince, Clarence House confirmed that Harry “sought and received the blessing of” Markle’s parents to ask for their daughter’s hand in marriage.
As for Harry’s family, the statement said that Harry had simply “informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family” of the happy news. Which is a curious choice of wording, considering that, per the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013, Harry is required to seek permission from the Queen to marry, as he is one of the first six in line to the throne.
Whatever the case, the Royal Family appears to be nothing but happy for Harry’s big news. “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted for the couple and wish them every happiness,” a statement read on the family’s official Twitter.
Added Prince William and Middleton (via Kensington Palace,) “We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”