While not completely unheard of, a prince marrying a divorcee is always going to cause a stir at the reception. Meghan was previously married to producer Trevor Engelson, and while it is obvious that Prince Harry has no concerns, the Queen notably skipped Prince Charles' wedding ceremony because of Camilla Parker-Bowles former marriage. Will she miss this one too?
Across The Pond
There hasn't been an American union to the royal family in over 80 years, but the circumstances were much more unusual then, in a time where it would have been much more scandalous.
When King Edward VIII decided he wanted to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Simpson, he in fact abdicated the throne and became the Duke of Windsor in order to marry her.
American celebrities have been quick to congratulate the trans-Atlantic couple on their upcoming marriage.
Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 27, 2017