The royal wedding is just around the corner on May 19 2018– but, in the run up to the big day, it turns out the Queen Elizabeth II, 92, has to approve a certain detail for Meghan Markle, 36, before the big day goes ahead.
The Queen must give her approval on Meghan’s wedding dress before the LA born actress marries her grandson, Prince Harry, 33.
Meghan will have two wedding dresses – her first, most significant wedding dress, which the Queen must approve, and a second she will wear for the evening reception.
Royal correspondent Emily Andrews revealed the important process while discussing the upcoming nuptials on ITV show Lorraine today.
“The Queen is also going to see a sneak peak of Meghan’s dress because she has to approve it beforehand,” she told Lorraine.
“What if she says she doesn’t like it?”, asked presenter Lorraine Kelly.
“Well I think it’s a bit too late now, isn’t it?” said Emily, who is royal correspondent at The Sun, in response.
So will the Queen like Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, which is rumoured to be designed by Ralph & Russo?
She has been known to disapprove in the past, allegedly deeming Kate Middleton’s 2011 wedding dress “horrible” after it went on exhibition at Buckingham Palace, according to WWD.
Emily and Lorraine also discussed the upcoming visit of Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland to the UK in the week leading up to the wedding.
Emily described the trip as “some great mother daughter bonding time.”
She continued: “And of course she’s got to meet the Queen, and Camilla, William and Kate.
“A lot of pressure. And she’s got to see Meghan’s dress.”
While Meghan Markle’s parents have been confirmed as attending the wedding, what about the rest of her family?
It would appear Meghan will not invite her family to the royal wedding – despite advice to the contrary from royal officials, according to an insider.
“I understand she doesn’t get on with a lot of her extended family,” the insider told Express.co.uk exclusively.
“That’s why she didn’t want to invite them to the wedding,” the source added.
It is believed the Lord Chamberlain, Lord Peel, who is the most senior officer in the royal household, advised Meghan against this.
“He said: ‘You’ve made more enemies because if you don’t invite them they may come out with stories’,” revealed the source.
However, Meghan is believed to have ignored this advice. “She said she would rather have that than have people there she’s not close to.”
Meghan’s half sister, Samantha Grant, and her half brother, Thomas Markle Jr, have both spoken negatively of Meghan to the media.
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