Today, the Queen signed the instrument of consent which records Her Majesty’s consent to the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Though, people are speculating about a thing that has come to their notice.
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A few months ago, Twitter was heated up over Queen Elizabeth’s official blessing of the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
When Her Majesty gave her formal consent to Prince William and Kate Middleton back in 2011, she described the bride-to-be as “Our Trusty and Well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton”.
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However, Meghan Markle did not receive the same descriptor in the letter of approval. It said:-
“My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle. Which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council”.
At the time it was all chalked up as a misunderstanding. In the first letter to the privy council, even Kate was not described as “our trusty and well-beloved”.
But today, the official Instrument of Consent, signed by Queen Elizabeth for Harry and Meghan’s union was made public.
This document is handwritten on vellum. It includes imagery referring to the United Kingdom, the United States, and Princess Diana’s family. But there is one thing you will be shocked to notice. Although, just at first.
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After knowing the reason probably you will understand the situation. However, in Meghan’s hand-written consent that lovely descriptor, “our trusty and well-beloved” is still missing.
According to some reports: it shouldn’t be seen as unfairness from Queen Elizabeth. Rather, those words cannot be included because Meghan is not yet a British citizen.
We know many of you are wondering why Meghan is not described like Kate was. Well, that’s because that term is only used for citizens of Britain or the Queen’s overseas Realms.