On May 19, 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to be married in a royal wedding that is already said to be both unconventional, as well as economically beneficial. The couple has proven that while they have every intention of honoring tradition, they also want to make sure that their big day is a reflection of them as well.
When it comes to the more personal aspects of their wedding, it has been revealed that Meghan Markle is hoping to break from tradition in her walk down the aisle to Prince Harry. In fact, according to a source said to be close to the couple, Markle would like her mother Doria Ragland to walk her down the aisle. Not only would this be a sweet moment for mother and daughter, who have a close relationship, but this would also be her way of not only involving her friends and family on the day of her wedding, as well as a way to really personalize her nuptials.
Much like Prince Harry is someone who is known to not be all about the rules; Meghan Markle is an independent person who is proving to be a solid match for the prince. With their independence being such a big part of who they are, it makes sense that for many people, this wedding and the couple’s romance feels to be very modern, and perhaps even refreshing.
No matter who walks Meghan Markle down the aisle, it seems that there are plenty of people in her family who would be happy to be a part of her big day, whether that means her father or her half-brother. With either man seeming happy to be there for her, it sounds like family will still be a major part of the royal wedding.
Economic boost expected from this royal union
While the unconventional aspect of their union is certainly getting people talking, there is also the economic boost to the United Kingdom, which is bound to create some excitement as well. A recent report revealed that Britain is expected to see a 500 million pound boost due to Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. This economic windfall will stem from the many tourists who are set to descend on the nation in the coming months, as they look to help celebrate the latest royal wedding.
A look back at Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011 showed that nearly 350,000 additional tourists visited the country during the month that the royal couple wed. That number is in direct comparison to the same month one year prior.
Although Prince Harry is currently fifth in line to the throne, he is also one of the more popular members of the royal family, with an appeal that reaches overseas. It is because of his popularity, as well as the fact that this is a royal wedding, that leads one consultancy firm to estimate that the prince’s wedding will bring in millions of pounds for the country. Whether it is spending money on general tourism, hotels, or even the travel itself, it is clear that just from people visiting Britain, there will be a solid boost to the economy thanks to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
However, tourism itself is not the only way that money will come into the country. There are also the parties and general celebrations that people will throw in honor of Prince Harry’s wedding that will help to bring in money, as well as the merchandise like commemorative items which will help bring about this economic boost.
While there are those who are looking forward to Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle because of the history and traditions that surround the royal family, there is also the romantic element that keeps many interested in learning more about this unique couple. For some fans of the couple, there is something quite captivating about the idea of a young American woman capturing the heart of someone who has been known as the playboy prince. No matter what attracts the world’s attention, it is clear that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a captive audience who want to know all the details when it comes to not only the wedding but also what this means for the royal family and the people of Britain.
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