Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding is barely two months away and Queen Elizabeth has officially given the couple her blessing.
As fifth (soon to be sixth!) in line to the throne, Harry must obtain formal permission from the monarch (a.k.a. his grandmother) to marry under the Succession to the Crown Act. That permission was formally granted on Thursday via a letter from Buckingham Palace. Though the letter is formal, the Queen couldn’t resist dropping a few sweet words about her “dearly beloved” grandson — while also using the given names for both Harry and Meghan.
“My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council.”