All the Way the Royal Wedding Is Paying Tribute to Meghan Markle's American Heritage
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on Saturday, and while the wedding ceremony will be a celebration of their love, it will also pay tribute to both the bride and groom's upbringings.
Here are all the ways the royal wedding will nod to Meghan's American heritage:
THE MOST REVEREND MICHAEL BRUCE CURRY
While the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will officiate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's vows, and the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner, will conduct the service, American bishop Michael Bruce Curry will give the address or sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have asked that The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, give the address at their wedding : https://t.co/a14L7JGcAd #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/njqCaN55Gr— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 12, 2018
"The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness," Bishop Curry, who is the first African-American bishop to serve as the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, said in Kensington Palace's announcement statement. "And so we celebrate and pray for them today."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding invitations included a sweet nod to the bride's American heritage: the stationery was printed with American ink.
Using American ink on English card, the invitations are printed in gold and black, then burnished to bring out the shine, and gilded around the edge. pic.twitter.com/gQpC6tDot0— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 22, 2018
"Using American ink on English card, the invitations are printed in gold and black, then burnished to bring out the shine, and gilded around the edge," shared Kensington Palace back in March, when the invites went out.
See a few videos exploring Barnard Westwood's process of making the invitations below:
Lottie Small, who recently completed her apprenticeship, printed all of the invitations in a process known as die stamping, on a machine from the 1930s that she affectionately nicknamed Maude. pic.twitter.com/kWs2RFx7nN— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 22, 2018
MEGHAN MARKLE'S PARENTS' ROLES
Both of Meghan's American parents have roles in the royal wedding. Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, will walk her down the aisle, while her mother, Doria Ragland, will ride with the bride to the church before the ceremony.
THE GUEST LIST
Several Americans are expected to be in attendance at the royal wedding from Meghan Markle's childhood friends like Lindsay Roth to her Hollywood colleagues including her Suits co-stars, and industry pals such as Priyanka Chopra.
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