- Prince Harry asked Queen Elizabeth’s permission to marry Meghan Markle on the weekend of the October 2017 shooting.
- Queen Elizabeth’s answer, per spare“Well then, I guess I have to say yes.”
- The Queen’s reaction confused Prince Harry, who admitted he “didn’t understand”.
Prince Harry was completely thrown off by Queen Elizabeth II’s reply when he asked permission to marry Meghan Markle. As much as I thought. Earlier, details on Harry’s recollection of asking the Queen’s permission to marry and how he proposed to the Duchess of Sussex.
Prince Harry has asked Queen Elizabeth’s permission to marry Meghan Markle in Sandringham in October 2017.
in him spare In his memoir, which debuted on January 10, 2023, Harry revisited Queen Elizabeth asking permission to marry Meghan. He decided to do so during the weekend of the October 2017 shooting at his Sandringham mansion in Norfolk, England.
“Photography trips always put Granny in a good mood,” Harry wrote. spare). “Maybe she’ll be more open to her thoughts of love?”
Harry, now 38, admitted he was nervous as the moment approached. I could never have imagined that I would openly rebel against my grandma.”
“My heart would break if she withheld permission,” he later added. “And of course I’ll look for another chance to ask the question again, but I don’t have that chance. So this moment was either the beginning or the end of my life.”
When the Queen and her “Hunting Dogs” were ready to leave the field, instead of their beloved Corgi, Harry took the courage to ask.
Queen Elizabeth ‘must say yes’ when Harry asked for permission to marry
Harry continued spare, recalls how the conversation with the Queen took place. “Grandmother, you know I love Meg very much,” he recalled saying. “And I decided I wanted to ask her to marry me. Were you told she had to ask for your permission before proposing?”
Queen Elizabeth, who died in September 2022, responded, “Do you have to?” It prompted Harry to confirm what his staff and her staff had told him. Then the Queen said to Harry, “Then I think you should say yes.”
Harry shared that he “stared” at the Queen’s “unreadable” face. Have say yes? Are you saying that? But do you want to say no? he thought.
Was she being sarcastic? Sarcastic? On purpose cryptic? Was she playing a little wordplay? “But maybe she saw an opportunity to discourage my ill-fated use of the word ‘have’ and couldn’t resist.”
Finally Harry realized she said yes. He thanked her and suppressed her urge to hug her grandmother.
Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle at Nottingham Cottage in November 2017.
on netflix Harry & Meghan Docuseries, the couple shared details about how they got engaged.
“I popped a champagne bottle while she was roasting the chicken, and that made the game go a little off,” said Harry. “She said, ‘You don’t drink champagne. What’s the occasion? I was like, ‘I don’t know, I was just laying around.’
Harry arranged flowers and electric candles around a blanket in the backyard and got down on one knee with Meghan’s dog, Guy, who was nearby.
Meghan recalled being “very happy and excited” to see her excitedly calling her friend “Jess” in footage from that night. [Jessica Mulroney] When she peered into the candle and saw
Harry and Meghan then had their royal wedding at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.