It seems as though the world simply cannot get enough of the Royal Family. Their way of life is far more unique than a typical family’s would be and that makes them all the more intriguing. The world waits in great anticipation for any occurrence in the Palace to make the news.
When news broke that Prince Harry had proposed to American actress, Meghan Markle, the world went wild. Everyone is thrilled and enthralled by the upcoming nuptials and all that entails the big day.
If you know anything about the Royal Family, you know that divorce is highly frowned upon. The Prince’s bride-to-be was previously married to film producer, Trevor Engelson, from 2011 to 2013. Undoubtedly, this issue had to be thoroughly discussed with not only the members of the family but also with the Church of England.
According to sources, Archbishop Justin Welby announced their decision on the matter: “The church of England has a very clear statement on the nature of when people who have been divorced who have a previous partner still living can get married, and we went through that.”
They strictly hold to their belief that marriage is for life and this promise should sustain through the entire lives of the individuals. However, according to the 2002 rulings in the church, a divorced individual now can be permitted to wed even if their former spouse is still living, but only in “exceptional circumstances.”
Since the wedding planning is well underway, it is safe to assume that Meghan Markle met all requirements and is in the clear for her upcoming nuptials. We wish the couple a lifetime of love and happiness together!