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Meghan Markle To Break British Protocol By Delivering Wedding Speech

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With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding only less than four months away, the loved-up pair are making the final decisions on their ceremony.

They are set to wed in front of about 800 guests in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in front of 800 guests.

While the guest list has yet to be made public, there is speculation over what high-profile figures will be in attendance.

Markle, who has already been known to occasionally break royal protocol, is reported to make a speech at the couple’s wedding reception on May 19.

While it’s tradition in England for the groom, the father of the bride, and the best man to make speeches at the reception, it’s not unheard of for the bride to give her own address.

But what will Markle say in her speech?

According to The Times, Markle – who is expected to be gifted the title of duchess after tying the knot - will give an “affectionate” tribute to her husband-to-be, give thanks to the Queen, and crack a few (royal-approved) jokes.

"She wants to have the chance to thank her husband and everyone who has supported them," a source close to the royal family said. "Harry thinks it's a great idea."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

It’s also speculated Markle and Harry that will have edited vows during their ceremony. Similar to Prince William and Kate Middleon’s nuptials, they are expected to omit the part where the bride promises to “obey” the groom.

Whether William will serve as his brother’s best man has yet to be known as he confirmed in an interview with DJ Roman Kemp, that Harry has yet to be asked.  

"He hasn’t asked me yet, just to clear that up. It could be a sensitive subject," William said.

Prince William and Prince Harry

What do you think Markle will say in her wedding speech?