Meghan Markle is set to make a speech in front of hundreds of guests on her wedding day, unlike Kate Middleton and Prince William when they got married, who stuck to a much more traditional format.
A source has revealed that Meghan, who is no stranger to giving eloquent and moving speeches to thousands of people due to her former role as a UN Women’s Ambassador, would like the opportunity to say a few words of thanks at her wedding to Prince Harry in May.
The former actress may also make the wedding speech in place of her father, Thomas Markle. The award-winning Hollywood writing director was originally rumoured to be breaking with tradition in allowing Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria, to walk her down the aisle. However this has since been dismissed.
Meghan Markle with her mother, Doria Radlan, at the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017
Despite this, Meghan is said to be ‘ready’ to speak at her wedding reception, should her father not wish to step up into the limelight to speak in front of hundreds of guests, including the royal family.
A source told the Sunday Times that Meghan wants to make an ‘affectionate’ speech and also, ‘She wants to have the chance to thank her husband and everyone who has supported them.’
On Prince Harry’s opinion of Meghan choosing to break the long standing tradition of brides simply listening to speeches given by her father, new husband and his best man on the big day the source stated, ‘Harry is fully behind her.’
Meghan and Prince Harry are expected to break a number of wedding traditions followed by Kate Middleton and Prince William at their royal wedding in 2011.
At Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, best man Prince Harry made a speech at the reception, along with Prince Charles and Kate’s father Michael Middleton.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is set to ‘reflect their characters and personalities’, with the couple also rumoured to be swerving the tradition of having a fruit cake as the wedding cake at their reception, in favour of an unusual banana cake.
The quirky cake choice is said to not only be a favourite of Prince Harry’s, but also have special significance for the couple.
With less than four months until the couple tie-the-knot, we can’t wait to discover more details about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day!