Meghan Markle Reveals How She'll Dismantle Royal Protocol at Wedding

January 30, 2018Jan 30, 2018

This May, Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will get married at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Since the announcement of their engagement was made public, all eyes have been on the couple as they work on wedding planning.

Over the last two months, questions have emerged regarding the ceremony and reception of the royal wedding. Now, a new detail has been revealed. On Monday, it was reported that Meghan Markle will break a protocol by doing something that's never been done at a royal wedding before.

According to PEOPLE, the future royal will make a speech at her own wedding reception! Reportedly, Markle will make a toast focusing on her new husband and her guests. 

The source that revealed the news said that Markle wants to give an "affectionate" tribute to Prince Harry. Additionally, she wants to thank Queen Elizabeth for hosting the special event. Lastly, she will thank her family, friends, and all of the guests for making an effort to be at the wedding. 

Traditionally, it is more common for a father of the bride to make a reception toast. However, a source said that she was wanting to make the reception toast herself rather than having her father or mother, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, make it for her.

The source told the Sunday Times, "The feeling is if Meghan's father doesn't speak for her, she wants to have the chance to thank her husband and everyone who has supported them."

The source said that Harry is supportive and "thinks it's a great idea."

Additionally, it still has not been confirmed whether or not Thomas Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle. Some sources have said that her mother may walk the future Duchess down the aisle instead.

US Weekly noted some other changes that will be evident at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. 

A source told them, "With the wedding, they both want to do things their way. While they will always be mindful of traditions, the day is ultimately about them and what they want to do."

They continued, talking about some of the changes.  

"The day of the wedding itself will certainly hold a few unconventional surprises. Don't expect a royal wedding by numbers...While it is very much a British wedding, expect a few American touches too. She's not picked a chief bridesmaid, she's chosen a maid of honor."

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