Queen Elizabeth formally gives Prince Harry consent to marry Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry is having one of the biggest years of his life, as he prepares to marry Meghan Markle and take on the expected title of the Duke of Sussex. In an unprecedented move for a royal bride-in-waiting, she appeared with the queen and the family at their first joint official appearance at an important service at Westminster Abbey on Monday. It was one of a number of private visits Meghan is making to charities in the run up to the couple's wedding on 19 May.

For the said event, she wore nude stockings. Same goes for Harry, who goes by his given name, Henry, during traditional royal ceremonies.

The Archbishop told ITV presenter Julie Etchingham: "It was very special, it was attractive and honest". 'They are very much looking forward to the day and to being able to share their celebrations with the public'.

The cost of her upkeep, including her expensive tastes in designer outfits for official engagements, will fall to Prince Charles.

While it seems a given, with all the wedding planning well and truly under way, the final piece of the puzzle came from the Queen this week.

The royal family is taking care of other official details, with Queen Elizabeth this week giving her official seal of approval to the marriage. But whether you're royal or not, combining assets is always a challenging aspect of marriage. "So you need to find something that's going to work for that location", she said. "I know that she will be unbelievably good at the job part of it as well".

Already, she has become the first ever girlfriend to be invited to join the family for their annual Christmas traditions in Sandringham a year ago, a privilege usually only reserved for married spouses only.

Kensington Palace shared that Harry and Markle have invited 2,640 people into the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch the couple's arrival, as well as their departure as they depart the castle on a carriage procession through the town of Windsor. "At the heart of it is two people who have fallen in love with each other, who are committing their lives to each other with the most attractive words and profound thoughts ..."

"It's every day things - from the way she walks, the way she speaks, the things she does, how she eats, how she holds her cup, how she dresses - everything will be looked at the right way or the wrong way ..."

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