Buckingham Palace revealed the most important document signed by Queen, in which Her Majesty formally fives her consent to the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The wedding ceremony will take place at St. George’s Chapel on May 19, Sky News reported.
Buckingham Palace has shared an image of an exclusive document signed by Queen Elizabeth II. The hand-written Instrument of Consent was drafted by the Crown Office and illuminated on vellum – used exclusively for important state documents – by a scrivener artist.
Instrument of Consent reads:
“NOW KNOW YE that We have consented and do by these Presents signify Our Consent to the contracting of Matrimony between Our Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, KCVO, and Rachel Meghan Markle.”
Prior to Harry and Meghan’s vows changing, this Royal consent is the most important document, at least, for Prince Harry. The point is Diana’s son is one of first six people in line to the throne require the sovereign’s approval to marry, and under the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, he and his future descendants would have been disqualified from succeeding to the crown if Harry marries without Queen’s consent.
Pioneering US bishop Curry will deliver sermon at Royal wedding
Bishop Curry, who has been praised for his “infectious laughter and self-deprecating humour”, is the first African-American bishop to have served as the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop, a role he has held since November 2015.
As his role at the Royal Wedding was announced, he noted that the love has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together. That love has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness.
“And so we celebrate and pray for them today,”
Bishop Curry added.
The Episcopal Church is an offshoot of the Church of England in the US and forms part of the broader Anglican Communion worldwide.