Why Prince Harry Would Have to Get the Queen’s Permission to Propose to Meghan Markle

Last November, Kensington Palace issued an unusually strongly worded statement, roundly criticizing the treatment that Meghan Markle and her family had received from the media.

Actually, there is a law that he needs to ask the woman he affectionately calls “Granny” for permission to marry

Tradition usually sees the man asking the bride-to-be’s dad for permission, the UK’s Royal Marriages Act 1772 states that the monarch can actually veto the marriage of a family member.

Although the law has been relaxed, it still applies to the first six in line to the throne

While the birth of Prince William’s two bubs George and Charlotte have bumped him down, Harry still comes in number five.