These Are Actually Prince Harry And Meghan Markle's Real Names

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Queen Elizabeth gives Harry and Meghan official blessing

Her Majesty the Queen has given official consent for Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle on May 19.

Consent from the Queen is just the latest formality that Meghan Markle has had to undergo as she prepares to marry into the royal family.

"I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales and Catherine Elizabeth Middleton", the monarch stated in 2011. As per the 2013 Succession to the Crown Act, the Queen must give her written consent to the marriages in the royal family. Markle is learning the royal ways and making sure she follows everything with perfection.

The archbishop will officiate Meghan's nuptials to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel on May 19 and he admitted he is feeling the pressure at presiding over the wedding of the year, especially after dropping the bride's ring when his director of communications Ailsa Anderson Wednesday journalist Simon Cole last September.

Marlene Koenig, a royal expert, explained to Money how Meghan's finances will change once she's married: "She will continue to pay USA income tax on her income even after marrying Prince Harry, as the one of two countries that taxes expats".

After news of the declaration broke on Thursday, some people reportedly wondered whether the Queen had subtly snubbed Markle by using only her name. Prince Harry is now fifth in the line of succession.

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The high-quality teaser trailer landed alongside the announcement too, and it seems that the game will be based on Aztec themes. Tomb Raider is pretty serviceable, in fact - it's just not much more than that, and will probably be easily forgotten.

One of the official photographs released to mark the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

After Harry and Markle announced their engagement in November, Harry told the BBC that the former actress had already met the Queen "a couple of times". She's also dedicated much of her time to humanitarian work, especially with regards to women's rights issues.

The Queen made her first appearance with Markle at a Commonwealth Day event in London on Monday, March 12 with Harry, William and Duchess Kate. The letter is formal, but the 91-year-old couldn't help but refer to her grandson (whom she has a very close relationship with) by the most adorable term.

According to Fortune, Meghan's finances were easier to get specifics on than Harry's.

If Harry retains his current rank - His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales - it's believed Meghan will take on the feminine version of his title, becoming known as Her Royal Highness Princess Henry of Wales.

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