Did you catch the wording in the Queen's official consent decree for Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle? On the surface, it seems tidy and to-the-point, but when examined more deeply, some people think it is an intentional snub of Meghan and irrefutable evidence that Her Majesty favors Kate over Meghan.
The wording of the most recent consent letter from the Queen states: "I consent to a contract between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle..."
Contrast that wording with what the Queen wrote in her 2011 Consent Decree granting permission for William to marry Kate Middleton: “Our Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, K.G. and Our Trusty and Well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton.”
Did you catch it? In the 2011 letter, the Queen goes out of her way to express her fondness for Prince William's bride-to-be yet, in the document she sent for Prince Harry, the effusive adjectives were noticeably absent. She simply states Meghan's full name in what some would say was an intentional snub of the newest princess-to-be.
Granted, the Royal Family knew and loved Kate for many years before she married William, as the two had dated for over ten years. Perhaps the Queen was simply being honest and forthright, describing Meghan based on the short amount of time she had known her.
We can speculate all day about the Queen's true intent, but suffice it to say that Her Majesty is the "Queen of Diplomacy" and that she would never intentionally hurt anyone, especially someone who means so much to her "Most Dearly Beloved Grandson, Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales."
For now, let's give the Queen the benefit of the doubt and give the relationship time to blossom. Time will tell whether or not Meghan will win the Monarch's heart the way The Duchess of Cambridge so obviously has.
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