Published: Sun, May 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

One week until Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle

One week until Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle

Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle have asked a senior US bishop to deliver the address at their wedding next Saturday.

Pour yourself a cuppa and join the conversation as we discuss everything from Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, to intriguing palace secrets.

The design to the left of the text of the Instrument of Consent incorporates a red dragon, which is the heraldic symbol of Wales and floral emblems of the United Kingdom - the rose, thistle and shamrock. Vellum, a fine parchment made from calf skin, is used only for important State documents. Underneath the main designs is the coronet for Prince Harry and on the lower right side is the Commonwealth symbol.

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If Harry had failed to get the Queen's approval, given under the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, he and his future descendants would have been disqualified from succeeding to the crown. For Harry, then fifth in line to the throne, had required his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth's, permission to Wednesday Meghan, according to the 2013 Succession to the Crown Act.

The other five are Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the 27th presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, will give an address at the wedding in Windsor on May 19.

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