While Harry’s already set to marry Meghan Markle in two months at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the Queen just released her official royal consent for the couple to wed yesterday.
According to Daily Mail, the British matriarch officially expressed her wedding well wishes in a letter to the advisors of the Privy Council.
Queen Elizabeth read the statement aloud at yesterday’s meeting, which says:
“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.”
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 15, 2018
However, this official statement doesn’t mean that the Queen hadn’t originally approved Harry and Markle’s marriage. As per British royal wedding tradition, the Royal Marriages Act of 1772 demands that members of the royal family need the sovereign’s consent when it comes to marriage.