Adorable Ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Blending Their Unique Backgrounds Together for Their Wedding

As more details continue to be released about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s impending nuptials, we’re learning more about their style as a couple. In comparison to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, their ceremony will be more intimate (see how on page 7). Keep reading to see how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are blending their unique backgrounds to create a wedding that’s unique to them.

The invitations

Hands hold invitations just printed at the workshop of Barnard and Westwood for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding on March 22, 2018 in London, England. The couple will marry in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19.

The invitations were English with American ink. | Victoria Jones-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Kensington Palace released images and videos of the wedding invitations sent to guests. The invitations feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales, according to Kensington Palace’s Twitter. Printed on an English card with American ink, the invitations are one example of Meghan and Harry giving a nod to their unique backgrounds.

Hint: The couple is ditching the traditional royal wedding cake.

The wedding cake

Claire Ptak of Violet Cakes

The cake is being made by a fellow Californian. | Violet by Claire Ptak via Instagram

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry chose to go another route with their wedding cake than the traditional fruitcake. The couple tapped Claire Ptak, pastry chef and owner of Violet Cakes, to “create a lemon elderflower cake […] covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers,” according to a tweet from Kensington Palace. Raised in California — like Meghan Markle — Claire Ptak also moved to London.

Hint: This pop group may reunite for a performance at the reception.

The Spice Girls may perform

Queen Elisabeth II meets the Spice Girls.

They’ve already met the queen. | AFP/Getty Images

Mel B of the Spice Girls suggested the group may be performing at the couple’s wedding in May. On the talk show, The Real, Mel B confirmed she will be attending the wedding. “I’m going,” she whispered. “I don’t know if I should have said that,” Mel B added. “I need to go — I’m going to get fired,” she said when asked whether the group would be performing at the reception.

The Spice Girls, most popular in the late ’90s, would reflect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s backgrounds. The group was popular in the U.S. and England.

Hint: Members of the public will attend the wedding.


Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle visit Nottingham Contemporary

Keeping the public involved is important for the couple. | Adrian Dennis – WPA Pool/Getty Images

In addition to the royal family and celebrities, members of the public will also attend the wedding. Approximately 1,200 people from across the U.K. will be invited, including “young people who have shown strong leadership and those who have served their communities,” according to Kensington Palace. This gesture shows how much Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want the public to take part in their wedding day.

Hint: Two items belonging to Princess Diana will be present on the big day.

The ring

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement

The ring was specially designed by Harry. | Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection are now part of Meghan Markle’s engagement ring, the couple revealed in a BBC interview. The center stone is from another place special to Prince Harry. “It’s incredibly special to be able to have this, which sort of links where you come from and Botswana, which is important to us, and it’s perfect,” Meghan Markle said to Prince Harry during the interview.

Hint: We may already know the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress

Meghan Markle with Roland Mouret

There’s speculation that Roland Mouret will be designing the dress. | Roland Mouret via Facebook

“Meghan knows really well what she likes and the main thing with Meghan is to listen to her and work in collaboration with her,” Roland Mouret, fashion designer, told the New York Post. “I’ve already said too much.” There’s speculation Mouret may be designing Meghan Markle’s wedding dress because the pair are friends. No matter her choice, Meghan Markle’s pick of a designer will reflect her personal style and will likely be someone she is well acquainted with.

Hint: Prince Harry has a history with the chapel where he and Meghan Markle will wed.

St. George’s Cathedral

St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

The gorgeous cathedral is more intimate. | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

St. George’s Cathedral is more intimate than Westminster Abbey because of its smaller size, reflecting the couple’s wish to make their day more private, even though the event will be televised. The cathedral is where Prince Harry’s baptism took place along with other royal weddings. Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles, married Camilla Parker Bowles at St. George’s Cathedral in 2005.

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