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There’s just four months left until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in a ‘fun and joyful’ wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
And while official preparations are in full swing, it sounds as though the royal bride-to-be is making her own plans to mark the special day.
It’s been reported that Meghan will break from tradition on her wedding day by delivering a speech, according to The Sunday Times.
Reportedly, Meghan is planning her own speech in place of one delivered by her father, Thomas Markle, where she will pay an “affectionate tribute” to her husband, and will give thanks to the Queen and her friends. Allegedly, the speech will show Meghan’s cheeky side and is set to include a few (tasteful!) jokes.
It has been said however that Meghan may only deliver the speech if her father, who is a retired Hollywood film writing director, chooses to avoid the limelight in the special day, and decides not to speak in front of the royal family.
A source allegedly told the publication, “She wants to have the chance to thank her husband and everyone who has supported them. Harry is fully behind her.”
It’s also said that Meghan is insisting that her mother, Doria Ragland, have as much prominence on the big day as her father, as she’s someone who has spent a lot of time with both her and her husband-to-be.
Of course, if Meghan does give a speech on her big day, it’s certainly within her comfort zone, given her previous career as an actress.
The 36-year-old also delivered a much-praised speech at a UN summit in 2015, for gender equality.
In the speech, Meghan declared, “It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision. May we empower each other to carry out such vision – because it isn’t enough to simply talk about equality. One must believe it. And it isn’t enough to simply believe in it. One must work at it. Let us work at it. Together. Starting now.”
It’s not clear yet whether or not Meghan’s speech would be broadcast. However, given that it’s set to take place at the reception, it’s likely that it wouldn’t be televised.