The Sunday times have revealed that Meghan Markle is planning on breaking tradition by writing her own wedding speech to Prince Harry and guests at their spring wedding…
Traditionally, brides don’t give speeches at their own weddings- particularly royal weddings- but like many things, this tradition seems somewhat outdated! The royal bride-to-be plans to deliver a speech at her reception following their wedding ceremony on May 19th, upturning normal practice which sees speeches given by the father of the bride, the groom and the best man.
According to the Sunday Times, the former actress, 36, is planning an ‘affectionate’ tribute to Harry, as well as the Queen and her friends and family for all the support that has been given. The speech will be delivered to as many as 800 guests, which is being held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. However, Meghan is no stranger to giving public speeches, having delivered a fantastic speech on International Women’s Day in 2015 to the UN which discussed gender equality.
The bride’s father, Thomas, 73, isn’t expected to deliver a speech at the reception and it is said that Meghan will instead take the chance to show her gratitude to those who have supported her and her new husband. Whilst the couple will certainly respect the normal royal protocol in terms of seating, invitations and guest list, they plan to host a wedding that mirrors their own tastes and personalities as a couple- could we love these two any more?!
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