Meghan Markle Will Have a ‘Low Key’ Role at Princess Beatrice’s Wedding

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry shocked the world when they announced they were renouncing their royal positions. The situation they faced as royals were untenable. They needed to get out. But it turns out they can’t exactly make a clean break

Family is complicated, especially when the family is a royal one. Even though Prince Harry and Meghan have left the UK and renounced all their royal duties, they’ll still have to be involved in some things. After all: family is family. 

Meghan Markle will have a role in Princess Beatrice’s wedding 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial.
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Even though Prince Harry and Meghan have moved to Canada, they’re not done being members of the royal family yet. Officially, their last royal engagement will take place in early March. They will take part in the Commonwealth Day service.

Once that’s over, they’re back off to Canada, and they’ll be officially done. Unofficially, their duties to their family will probably never end. 

Family is family, and the duke and duchess will be there when the family needs them. They’ll travel back and forth between Canada and the U.K. for special family events.

Their official duties may end in March, but they’ll be back in the U.K. again in May for Princess Beatrice’s wedding

Princess Beatrice is Prince Harry’s first cousin, and the two are very close. According to royal insiders, Prince Harry wouldn’t miss his cousin’s wedding, even if it means flying in from Canada.

As for Meghan, she will have a role in the wedding, but it won’t be as part of the bridal party. Royal correspondents have said her role will be “low key.”

Fans shouldn’t expect to see Baby Archie in the bridal party either. According to sources: “While it would be lovely to see baby Archie have a starring role in the bridal party, he’ll have only just turned one by that point, so he’s still a little too young for pageboy duties!”

Princess Beatrice’s wedding is highly anticipated

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The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Beatrice to Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. Her Royal Highness and Mr Mapelli Mozzi became engaged in Italy earlier this month. The wedding will take place in 2020. Further details will be announced in due course.⁣ ⁣ These photographs were taken by @princesseugenie. The 2nd photo shows Princess Beatrice’s engagement ring, which was designed by Edo in collaboration with the British jewellery designer Shaun Leane.⁣ ⁣ “We are extremely happy to be able to share the news of our recent engagement. We are both so excited to be embarking on this life adventure together and can’t wait to be married. We share so many similar interests and values and we know this will stand us in great stead for the years ahead, full of love and happiness.” – Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi⁣ ⁣ “We are thrilled that Beatrice and Edoardo have got engaged, having watched their relationship develop with pride. We are the lucky parents of a wonderful daughter who has found her love and companion in a completely devoted friend and loyal young man. We send them every good wish for a wonderful family future.” – The Duke and Duchess of York.⁣ ⁣ “We are truly delighted about Edoardo’s and Beatrice’s engagement. The family have known Beatrice for most of her life. Edo and Beatrice are made for each other, and their happiness and love for each other is there for all to see. They share an incredibly strong and united bond, their marriage will only strengthen what is already a wonderful relationship.” – Nikki Williams-Ellis and Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi

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Not many people got an invite to what will definitely be the wedding of the year. There will probably be less than 150 attendees. The couple wants to keep things as quiet as possible.

Princess Beatrice is marrying Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. He’s the son of an Italian Count and his stepfather is big in U.K. politics. He’s a great match for Princess Beatrice, especially since she hasn’t always made good dating choices.

One of her former boyfriends had a criminal history. Paolo Liuzzo dated Princess Beatrice in 2006. Before that, he was charged with manslaughter after a fight ended in death. He avoided jail time, and eventually, the princess moved on. 

The relationship drama didn’t end there. Sometime after Liuzzo, Princess Beatrice got together with Dave Clark. He was so despised by Prince William that Princess Beatrice reportedly wasn’t allowed to bring him to Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011.

Kate Middleton will be in the bridal party 

It seems like Kate and Prince William are happier with Princess Beatrice’s current relationship. They are both attending the wedding in May.

The Duchess of Cambridge will even be in the bridal party, unlike Meghan. According to royal watchers, this isn’t necessarily a snub. It could be that Princess Beatrice knows Prince Harry and Meghan will enjoy the wedding more without the pressure of additional bridal party duties. 

Plus, with the move, Meghan might not be available for all the planning and practicing that goes into a wedding. Their roles at Princess Beatrice’s wedding will mirror her older sister’s. Prince Harry and Meghan only participated as guests at Princess Eugenie’s wedding two years ago

Kate and Prince William were just part of the crowd at Princess Eugenie’s nuptials, so it’s significant that Kate is now participating as part of the bridal party in Princess Beatrice’s. Fans know Prince Harry is very close to his cousin, Prince Beatrice. It could be that Kate is also closer to the younger princess than to her sister.