British Royal Family

Why the Queen can't go to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Prince Harry's wedding is supposed to be the most memorable day of his life, but unfortunately, his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, won't be present.

By Samantha Faragalli
Life & Style have reported that Harry and Meghan Markle are set to tie the knot in the Caribbean just before Christmas.
"Many of Harry’s pals own houses and islands in the Caribbean, which makes it ideal," notes the insider.
"They’re determined to make their wedding as romantic and intimate as possible."
"The wedding will be small and private," the insider added.
"Only close family members and friends will be invited."
However, the British monarch will be nowhere in sight even though Harry previously had to ask her permission to marry Meghan.
Harry is exceptionally close to his grandmother.
Her Majesty is said to be very happy that her grandson has found love.
Since Her Majesty, 91, is technically the head of the church of England, she should not endorse a marriage with someone who's been divorced.
Meghan, 35, was previously hitched to Trevor Engelson, from 2011 until 2013.
A source told the news outlet that similar to how she wouldn't attend her son Prince Charles's ceremony to Camilla in 2005, she won't make the exception for her grandson.
If things play out in a similar fashion to Prince Charles' 2005 nuptials, The Queen and Prince Philip will skip the ceremony and join them at the reception.
However, the red-headed royal, 32, and Meghan are still determined to have as much fun as they can at their big day with or without his granny!
"It will be fun, but classy," a source told Life & Style.
"Harry isn’t into the stuffiness and formalities that come with being a royal. He’d rather serve rum cocktails and tequila shots than expensive champagne."
Count us in!
Royal watchers are hoping an engagement is imminent!