Queen Elizabeth officially gave Prince Harry and Meghan Markle her blessing.
As fifth in line to the throne, Harry must obtain formal permission from the monarch to marry under the Succession to the Crown Act. That permission was formally granted on Thursday via a letter from Buckingham Palace. Though the letter is formal, the Queen couldn’t resist using a few sweet words about her “dearly beloved” grandson, while also using the given names for both Harry and Meghan.
“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.”
Meghan is actually the royal bride-to-be‘s middle name, while her given first name, Rachel is the same as her Suits character.