The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHGM) takes place in April, and this year – instead of Kate Middleton – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be appearing with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles because it coincides with the due date of the Duchess’ third child. The issues surrounding Brexit will surely be part of the event, and it seems a royal presence will help with negotiations.
The Express is reporting that approximately 52 heads of state will arrive in the UK for the meeting to discuss current events. It takes place every two years, and the Queen is expected to make an appearance.
She first attended in Ottawa back in 1973, but her first formal participation began in 1997. Prince Charles will also participate and will host events throughout the week.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the summit is important for the government to create a “truly global Britain.”
After her appearances at Brixton, Cardiff, and Nottingham, Markle’s attendance at the CHGM would solidify her as a key member of the royal family.
The Suits actress is rumored to be changing royal tradition and will deliver her own speech at her May 19th wedding. An insider is claiming that Markle doesn’t want her father to speak for her, and she wants to thank everyone herself.
Prince Harry apparently supports the idea, and the speech is expected to credit Queen Elizabeth and maybe even feature some jokes.
At the wedding, there will be a few fashion rules the women will have to follow – even the Queen. It is tradition that women in the UK wear hats to weddings, and in the Anglican church, it is a requirement. That is because of the writings of St. Paul in Corinthians that says a man who prays with his head covered dishonors his head, but a wife who prays without her head being covered dishonors her head.
That means Queen Elizabeth, Middleton, and Camilla Parker Bowles will all be wearing hats on Markle’s big day because it is unlikely that she and Harry would throw out that tradition.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the know May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.