We remind you of a love story in which the Duchess and Duke of Sussex left the British royal family and moved to Los Angeles. Some facts from their lives will surely surprise you!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle they met on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend. “I didn’t know who to expect. I just asked if he was nice,” Meghan told BBC during an engagement interview. He mentioned, however, that he fell in love with the actress during the first meeting. “The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so quickly was for me only confirmation that the stars were on our side.” How did a non-Church of England divorcee become a duchess?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: how did they meet?
As a 16-year-old she posed in front of Buckingham Palace, unaware that she would be there one day as the wife of the Queen’s grandson. He had never heard of her before before his first date. He did not watch the series “Suits”, he had no idea who Meghan Markle was. They kept their acquaintance a secret for a long time. Meghan Markle was not an ideal candidate for the wife of the queen’s grandson. An American older than him, a divorcee and an actress who often undressed in front of the camera
They went on their first trip to Africa.
I managed to persuade her to join me in Botswana. We camped under the stars, we spent time alone Harry said in an interview with the BBC.
In October 2016, the first article about Royals’ new partner appeared on the cover of “The Sunday Express”. Harry and Meghan wore the same bracelets, and the actress was increasingly photographed at airports as she regularly flew between Toronto and London. On September 23, 2017, they officially showed up together for the first time.
We are a couple and we are in love – Meghan Markle finally confessed in an interview for “Vanity Fair”.
The engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
On November 27, 2017, a spokesman for the British Royal Family issued an official statement:
His Highness The Prince of Wales is proud to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Miss Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in spring 2018.
The lovers then gave an official interview to the BBC television. Meghan Markle told about the day of the engagement. It came about on a regular evening at Kensington Palace, as they cooked roast chicken together.
It was an amazing surprise, everything turned out so sweet and natural. Very romantic. He knelt down in front of me. I barely let him finish his proposal. I shouted, “Can I say yes now”? Meghan said happy.
I asked can I give you a ring already? It was a very nice moment. Just the two of us and I think I managed to surprise you said the prince.
Prince Harry designed the ring himself, which he gave to his beloved. Two diamonds that belonged to Princess Diana were placed in it, as well as a larger diamond from Botswana, where the couple spent their first vacation.
The ceremony of Meghan’s presence at court sparked an avalanche of comments, including those concerning religion. How is it possible that a divorced Meghan, a non-Anglican woman, will wear a white dress with a veil without annulling her first marriage?
The procedures in place do not allow members of the royal family to enter into church weddings with followers of a faith other than Anglicanism. So Harry had to ask for permission to marry the head of the Anglican Church – Elizabeth II, his grandmother.
Contrary to the refusal heard years ago by the monarch’s sister, Princess Margaret, the Queen agreed to marry her grandson with Meghan Markle. However, there was a condition – beloved prince had to pass on the faith of the future husband. In March 2018, by accepting baptism and confirmation, i.e. the equivalent of confirmation, she became a faithful of the Anglican Church. The sacraments were administered by Archbishop Justin Welby, and water from Jordan was used for baptism. Markle also underwent a series of catecheses lasting several months, during which she learned the basics of theology and practice of the Church of England.
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