Fans feel like Queen Elizabeth dissed her granddaughter in law to be! The way she worded her official blessing for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to get married in May caused a lot of people to think that the royal was a bit too cold towards the Suits actress.
As you may be aware, the permission to marry was issued on March 15.
Queen Elizabeth II referred to Prince Harry as her ‘most dearly beloved grandson,’ while Meghan’s name was not accompanied by any such sweet adjectives.
Although some might think that was not a big deal, many others believe the Queen is simply not a big fan of Harry’s soulmate.
One insider at the palace explained that ‘Meghan’s extremely outspoken and has broken some royal rules already. The queen’s concerned her grandson’s fiancée is not prepared or experienced enough for what lies ahead.’
However, we have learned that most likely, it was not a diss but just royal protocol due to the fact that Meghan is American.
‘It is royal protocol not to use adjectives on a non-citizen in an official statement.’
This is also what CNN commentator and royal expert Victoria Arbiter shared not too long ago.
‘In a nutshell, the lack of adjectives before Meghan’s name was because she’s not a citizen of a Commonwealth Realm where the Queen’s head of state. At no point would the Queen use such an opportunity to slight Meghan.’
— Emily Nash (@emynash) March 15, 2018
The Queen has ‘indicated her approval of Meghan in a number of different ways – there is no scandal here,’ the royal expert stressed.
If you want more proof, the formal consent for Prince William and Kate Middleton back in 2011 should be enough as it was nearly identical to this one.
Queen Elizabeth referred to William as her ‘most dearly beloved grandson’ while his bride was just ‘Catherine Elizabeth Middleton.’