How’s that for royal research? Ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May 2018 wedding, the church staff at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle has been instructed specifically to brush up on background. Specifically, to watch the USA legal drama Suits, in which Markle is the main lead.
Hugo Vickers, the Captain of the Lay Stewards at St. George’s Chapel, confirmed the research prerequisite to the Daily Mail this week. “I’ve told the Stewards to get Netflix and watch Suits,” Vickers said.
The reasoning is rather simple. “So they know who everyone is at the wedding,” the captain added.
Speculated guests from the smash legal series include Patrick J. Adams, Markle’s on-screen love interest, as well as Sarah Rafferty and Gabriel Macht, all of whom reacted to the engagement news on social media. Adams initially joked about the news, but followed up with a sentimental note about his colleague.
“Playing Meghan’s television partner for the better part of a decade uniquely qualifies me to say this: Your Royal Highness, you are a lucky man and I know your long life together will be joyful, productive and hilarious,” wrote the actor, who’s married to Pretty Little Liars alum Troian Bellisario. “Meghan, so happy for you, friend. Much love.”
According to Kensington Palace, the couple will wed in May 2018. The prince proposed to his girlfriend of a year in early November, and the news was officially announced by Clarence House on the 27th.
“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was confirmation to me that all the stars aligned and everything was perfect,” Harry said in his BBC interview last Monday. “This beautiful woman fell and tripped [into my arms]. She’ll be unbelievably good at the job part of it, as well, [which] is a huge relief…”
More details will be released over time.