Meghan Markle is set to break a huge royal tradition at her wedding

And we love her even more for it…

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle wore stars in one ear
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And we love her even more for it…

After announcing their engagement just months ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed at Windsor Castle in May in what is sure to be the wedding of the year.

With the nuptials fast-approaching, people have been speculating about what to expect from the big day - from Meghan Markle’s wedding dress designer and the seating arrangements to what will be served at the royal feast.

As far as weddings go, this one sounds impossible to organise in just five months - especially with 800 guests and a long list of royal rules that must be followed.

Luckily, Meghan and Harry seem to be very hands-on and they’re not afraid to break royal protocol to make the day their own.

They are already straying from tradition by marrying in May - dubbed by Queen Victoria as an unlucky month to to tie the knot, and the fact that Meghan is likely to have grown up bridesmaids as well as younger bridesmaids also breaks protocol.

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It was announced this weekend however, that the 36-year-old Suits actress is breaking another royal wedding tradition - and this one’s a biggie, dating back centuries.

While Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, now 73, is expected to walk her down the aisle, he is apparently not making a speech at the Windsor Castle reception.

That responsibility, according to The Sunday Times, is going to Meghan who is set to address the guests herself.

Why? Because, well, it’s the 21st century and women being unable to make speeches at their own weddings is just another backwards tradition that needs to end, pronto.

While the thought of addressing an 800-strong audience sounds terrifying to us, luckily when it comes to public speaking, Megan is more than qualified. Want proof? Just watch her speech at the UN Women’s Summit.

We just hope someone films the speech so we can all watch it!

Jenny Proudfoot
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