(Prior to that, the British royal family did not have a formal surname; rather, they used their family house or dynasty name).
Following Kensington Palace’s announcement that Markle has chose to stick to royal tradition and forgo assigning a matron or maid of honour, it has become clear that Kate Middleton will have no specific role at the royal wedding on May 19.
Coverage of the royal wedding will air live on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 7:30pm AEST on both SBS and SBS On Demand.
“I don’t think her dress will be as traditional as say, Kate’s was, but I definitely think it will have a very classic look about it and I think she’ll have a very strong nod to the royal family of her appreciation and her respect for them”, she says.
The palace did confirm this past Friday that Markle will be escorted to St. George’s Chapel by her mother, Doria, and walked down the aisle by her father, Thomas Markle Jr.
Ferguson is said to be “unhappy” that she’s been missed off the guest list for the pair’s private party – which will be attended by 250 guests.
Starring Scottish actor Murray Fraser as Harry and American Parisa Fitz-Henley as Markle, the television film is based on known events in the couple’s nearly two-year romance, including their appearances together, Markle’s public speeches and entries from her former lifestyle blog The Tig.
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“First, she’s a Hollywood actress, and we haven’t seen anyone like this since Grace Kelly”. It was widely speculated that Coldplay might also make an appearance.
However, she was invited back to Balmoral a year ago as a guest of the queen.
“Members of the royal family do curtsy to the queen”, said royal historian Hugo Vickers, an adviser for the 2011 Oscar-winning film “The King’s Speech”. Before that, though, check out this hourlong broadcast, which will feature interviews from prominent figures in entertainment as well as Markle and Prince Harry’s close friends.
One convention that Markle will particularly have to be aware of that the British royals are expected to steer clear of making any overtly political statements in public.
“You’re not going to be in trouble”.