Concerns were raised that the Queen would not attend her grandson’s wedding since she didn’t attend Prince Charles’ wedding to divorcée Camilla Parker-Bowles, also held at St. George’s chapel.
However, the Queen will definitely be in attendance confirms the Palace. Ironically, Elizabeth II was never born to rule, until another American divorcée rocked the royal family in 1930s and changed the course of history.
King Edward VIII (the Elizabeth’s uncle) gave-up the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, the first American divorcée to marry a member of the British royal family.
Fans of The Crown will be familiar with what happened next, Elizabeth’s father became King, and then when he died unexpectedly in 1952 she became Queen Elizabeth II at just 25-years-old.
The official statement also references that Markle will become a British citizen, and she will be baptized and confirmed in the Church of England prior to wedding. It wasn’t until 2015, when the Succession to the Crown Act went into effect, that Prince Harry was allowed to marry someone who is Catholic like Markle.
This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia.