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All the Way the Royal Wedding Is Paying Tribute to Meghan Markle's American Heritage

Prince Harry is marrying a born-and-bred Californian.
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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.


"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."

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THE INVITATIONS

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," 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:


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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*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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