This is why the royal wedding might not be allowed to happen in Westminster Abbey

This is why the royal wedding might not be allowed to happen in Westminster Abbey

Everyone expects Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement to follow in the footsteps of Kate Middleton and Prince William's.

Literally - down the aisle of Westminster Abbey, where the Queen also married, surrounded by happy crowds, elegant pomp and silly hats.

Picture:Picture: Kate Middleton and Prince William married at Westminster Abbey.

But Meghan Markle might not make it to the hallowed hall.

This is because Markle was married to film producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013.

A Church of England rule in 2002 means divorcees are allowed to marry - but only with permission from the priest.

Picture:Picture: Prince Charles and Camilla did not marry in a church.

In 2005, Prince Charles married Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, married in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall.

Thankfully, it is looking good for the newly engaged couple.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said in a statement:

I am so happy that Prince Harry and Ms Markle have chosen to make their vows before God.

I wish them many years of love, happiness and fulfilment and ask that God blesses them throughout their married life together.

Prince Harry must seek permission from the Archbishop to marry in church, if he hasn't done so already.

Update: It was revealed today that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry next May at a ceremony at St Geroge's Chapel, Windsor castle.

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