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    Will the Queen attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding?

    Updated On 01 Jan, 2018 Published On

    Sorry, folks. Bad news. Chances are that Queen Elizabeth, the longest-reigning English monarch and the current head of the Church of England, might not attend Prince Harry's wedding with Meghan Markle.

    This is because, as the head of the Anglican Church, she has to abide by its precepts, one of which says that marriage is for life.

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    Queen Elizabeth the second is also the head of the Church of England

    Queen Elizabeth the second is also the head of the Church of England

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    And since this is Meghan Markle's second wedding, she was previously married to her ex-husband Trevor Engelson, the queen may feel uncomfortable witnessing a divorcee's marriage.

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    Meghan Markle was previously married to former husband Trevor Engelson Meghan Markle was previously married to former husband Trevor Engelson

    Source: Businessinsider

    Even if she decides not to, it will not be the first time Elizabeth has not attended a divorcee’s wedding. She was also absent during Prince Charles' second marriage in 2005.

    The Queen reportedly said at the time: "I am not able to go ... I do not feel that my position permits it." 

    The two are set to get married on 19 May.