- Aug 21, 2017
I'm not sure how offending the British people comes into play here over rehearsal dinner, as that's all we were talking about. Anyways, I don't think Meghan would really do anything that would go as far as offending the British people as I can't imagine anything small in someone else's wedding should offend people. Plus, this wedding will probably end up exceeding most little girls' dreams about their own wedding. Although, I suppose I should question that judging based on the reaction to the date of the wedding.
My initial response was based on a British poster who clearly thought that a rehearsal dinner would not be appropriate for a British (royal) wedding.
Nonetheless, I think we are mostly in agreement, just approach it slightly differently. Overall, I don't expect Meghan to be a bridezilla wit a my way or the high way attitude as that would not go well within her new family and country, so any 'wants' (hopefully phrased as wishes or ideas) will surely be considered to make it a wedding that fits the couple, the BRF and is considerate of the British public.
Special provision was made for William and Harry to allow them to honour their mother in their COAs. But it isn't usual. I think you're right though, I would assume if they do take any inspiration from American heraldry in Meghan's COA it'll be localised to the state rather than the entire US.
I think it's probably likely that if Meghan does get any honours from the Queen before she's a citizen (given the time frame it would be a little unlikely in my opinion), they'll be recognised here regardless and that's really what counts. Kate hasn't got any honours yet and she's been married for seven years. Given that it takes around 3-5 years to gain citizenship (or at least to begin the process), I don't think there'd be a clash. But anything is possible. HM likes to surprise us sometimes.
Beatrice and Eugenie also have a 'reference' to their mother's CoA's: Beatrice has three bees in the label alludes (1, 3 and 5) and Eugenie has three thistles.
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