Kensington Palace just unveiled Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding invitation... and it is gorgeous!
The details were on full display in an Instagram pic, confirming the couple will tie the knot on May 19 at noon at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, followed by a reception.
Invitations to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, which will take place at Windsor Castle on May 19, have been issued in the name of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Guests have been invited to the service at St George's Chapel and to the lunchtime reception at St George's Hall, which is being given by Her Majesty The Queen. The invitations follow many years of Royal tradition and have been made by @barnard_and_westwood. They feature the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink. 📷 @pa
Many were quick to point out that the invite didn’t include the couple’s full names. Instead of Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, the invite lists their names as His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle.
Amber Harrison, head of Weddings at Shutterfly recently told Huffington Post, "Traditionally ‘Miss’ is not only used for unmarried women, but for never-married women. ‘Ms.’ is the title used when marital status is unknown or if a woman has been previously married.”
The Palace took to Twitter to share the coveted cards and explain how they were made.
Harry and Meghan enlisted Barnard Westwood to make the invite, which features "the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales printed in gold ink.”
The palace went on to reveal, “Lottie Small, who recently completed her apprenticeship, printed all of the invitations in a process known as die stamping, on a machine from the 1930s that she affectionately nicknamed Maude.”
Using American ink on English card, the invitations are printed in gold and black, then burnished to bring out the shine, and gilded around the edge. pic.twitter.com/gQpC6tDot0— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 22, 2018
Another tweet explained, “Using American ink on English card, the invitations are printed in gold and black, then burnished to bring out the shine, and gilded around the edge.”