When Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle, it meant he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Of course, Markle accepted. The idea of another royal wedding got most people excited, especially due to the nature of it. His Royal Highness is breaking all kinds of barriers, marrying an American divorcée who is mixed race and a Hollywood actress.
Couple that with Harry being everyone’s favorite royal family member, and it’s safe to say they’re going to get twice the coverage Will and Kate ever did. Because it’s so high-profile, we’re getting a glimpse into the newest royal relationship, and we’re learning things we never knew!
For example, unless you’re a close member of the family, you don’t get invited to Christmas dinner. In 2010, Kate Middleton was not invited, even though she and William had gotten engaged one month before. However, this rule can be broken, as Markle will be a guest at this year’s dinner.
“In 2010 Kate was not invited to do so after her engagement to William nor was Mike Tindall after his to the Princess Royal’s daughter Zara Phillips and only spouses and close family are usually invited,” royal family expert, Richard Fitzwilliams, explained. “However Harry and Meghan will be living together at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace and her family are in the United States.”
Not everything is that simple, though. Markle is also being prepared for life-threatening situations.