Official Photos Of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Royal Engagement

TravelandLeisurePublished: December 22, 2017152,121 views
Published: December 22, 2017

Prince Harry, whose formal title is Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales - will marry famous actress Meghan Markle on May 19, as per the official announcement from Kensington Palace. The date is a Saturday, which is a bit unusual for British royalty since all the royal weddings take place on a weekday.

However, this power couple showed several times, they aren't very keen on tradition. There have obviously been many speculations about the details surrounding the royal wedding, but one thing is for sure: Prince George and little Princess Charlotte will be playing part in the nuptials that will take place in the St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May.

And as for the gorgeous engagement photos, they were shot by fashion and royal photographer Alexi Lubomirski. In the first photo, Meghan is leaning into her fiancé and wearing a black ball gown embroidered with amazing intricate details from the fall Ralph & Russo couture collection.

In an Instagram post, the official Kensington profile wrote: "Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen to release this official portrait photograph to mark their engagement."

The second photograph is even more endearing and it shows the lovebirds nuzzled into one another, and the black and white effect just makes it even more beautiful. The third photo features the pair casually strolling through the grounds of Windsor Castle while holding hands.

This was their way of showing how thankful they are to all their fans and well-wishers. They look stunning, don't they?

The royal wedding is of great interest to the world community. Representatives of the royal family honor the traditions that have been observed for many decades.

According to the Royal Marriage Act of 1772, members of the royal family had to obtain the written consent of the ruling monarch as the official validation of the marriage. In 2013, this rule was abolished. According to the Law of Succession (2013), only the first six successors of the throne must receive permission from the ruling monarch to marry. If the marriage takes place contrary to the decision, a member of the royal family is deprived of the right to claim the throne.

According to the Act of Succession of 1701, members of the royal family were allowed to marry only with representatives of the Anglican faith (the monarch is the head of the Anglican Church). After the change in the rules of succession in 2013, the future monarchs were allowed to marry Catholics.

The process begins with the announcement of the engagement. Future spouses hold a press conference and give a joint interview, where they talk about themselves.

Traditionally, royal wedding ceremonies are performed by the most senior bishop of the church in England, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The bride and groom give each other vows from the Book of Common Prayers of 1662. During the wedding ceremony, members of the royal family should be on the right side, if the groom does not have royal blood, then the left.

The ceremony is held in the morning. Members of the royal family, friends of newlyweds, leaders of other countries, representatives of the church and famous cultural figures are invited to attend. Traditionally, during the ceremony, the national anthem of Great Britain "God Save the King / Queen" is performed.

After the ceremony, the wedding procession passes through the streets of Windsor. Newlyweds go in a horse-drawn carriage, followed by other family members in solemn carriages. The next stage is a wedding breakfast, where guests are invited to the ceremony. Serve light snacks and desserts. In the evening there is a second reception - a festive banquet for family members and close friends.

The official wedding photos of the spouses, such as you saw in the video on the top of the page are incorporated in the official protocol. The founders of this tradition were King Edward VII and Queen Alexander. At the beginning of the 20th century, postcards with portraits of the members of the royal family were issued, which were cheered by the population.

One of the main wedding traditions is the appearance of a couple on the balcony at the Buckingham Palace.

If this is not royal enough, we dont know what is!

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