As the world prepares for the biggest event in pop culture calendar, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, dive into an issue devoted to the couple, their extended families, and what the monarchy means in 2018.
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Engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was announced by Clarence house on behalf of Prince Charles of Wales in November 2017.
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. pic.twitter.com/zdaHR4mcY6
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 27, 2017
Their wedding is due to take place on 19 May 2018 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in England. Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family while Markle is a retired American actress.
Prince Harry has asked his brother Prince William to be his best man at his wedding to Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace has said.
Prince Harry had been the Duke of Cambridge’s best man at his wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011.
More than 600 guests have been invited to the ceremony with 1,000 members of the public being welcomed to the grounds of Windsor Castle.
A further 200 guests – including the Spice Girls – have been invited to the couple’s evening reception.
“I remember waking up before dawn on the morning of July 29, 1981, to watch what was billed as the Wedding of the Century, uniting Prince Harry’s parents.
I don’t recall having particularly princess-themed aspirations; I suspect the pageantry is what drew me in, and the undying allure of appointment television. It’s fun to watch what the world is watching.
But in considering what it might mean to an eight-year-old girl today to watch Meghan Markle—a self-made woman, bi-racial, the first in her family to graduate from college, with a passion for social justice, and who in the face of bigoted remarks about her background conducts herself with grace and authenticity—I’m struck by how powerful it can be to expand our notions of female ambition and achievement.
Once upon a time, a girl like Meghan could grow up to be a princess. In the 21st century we might do better to think of it this way: a princess could grow up to be Meghan Markle.” Vanity’s Radhika Jones writes.
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