We’re just four months away from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, and it seems all the royal details are beginning to fall into place.
Planning a wedding is rough under any circumstances, but we’re sure the task is especially daunting when every detail will be judged by the entire world, and not just your cranky aunt Meryl.
Plus, royal nuptials probably entail all sorts of weird customs involving swords and foods that are called pudding, but totally aren’t pudding.
Obviously, in many ways, Meghan and Harry’s wedding will be unique.
But there are some challenges that face every engaged couple, be they a prince and an actress, or two Olive Garden servers who still haven’t signed that form Brad gave them so that corporate knows they’re dating.
In all cases, the man-and-wife-to-be must agree on a guest list.
Always a tricky proposition, but especially treacherous territory for Harry, who’s shagged half of merry old England.
It seems the big question in the British tabloids these days concerns Harry’s two most famous exes and whether or not they’ll be in attendance when he says “I do.”
Harry broke up with Chelsy Davy (below) way the hell back in 2007, but they’ve reportedly remained friends in the decade since.
Shortly thereafter, Harry dated Cressida Bonas, and that split was not quite as amicable.
And apparently, that will make all the difference when it comes time to mail out invitations, which we assume will arrive not by peasant post, but via Hogwarts owls or something.
“[Harry and Meghan] will be going through the list carefully,” a source tells Us Weekly.
“Don’t expect to see Cressida invited —the two didn’t remain friends— but do not be surprised if Chelsy shows up with a date.”
“The two have remained friends long after ending their relationship and still keep in touch to this day.”
Yes, it seems Chelsy will make the cut, while Cressida will be marking the occasion the same way as the rest of us by using it as an excuse to day drink.
As a testament to Meghan’s coolness, it seems she’s already given the thumbs up to Chelsy, who contacted Harry shortly after the engagement:
“She congratulated him the minute the engagement news was announced,” says the insider.
“Meghan would have no problem with her being there and Chelsy was on the preliminary list of friends to invite.”
Inviting exes to weddings is generally a bad idea, but apparently, like in other respects, they are not like your usual couple.
That’s just one of the many ways that Harry and Meghan will be suing their nuptials to remind everyone they’re the world’s tamest rebels:
“With the wedding, they both want to do things their way.”
“While they will always be mindful of traditions and the views of their elders, the day is ultimately about them and what they want to do.”
“The day of the wedding itself will certainly hold a few unconventional surprises.”
“Don’t expect a royal wedding by numbers. They want to involve their friends and family as much in as much as possible throughout the day.”
These aren’t your grandparents’ guardians of a horribly antiquated institution, folks!
Word has, it these two will buck tradition by not riding to the church on the backs of the poor and only changing costumes 14 times, instead of the customary 92.