Can Meghan Markle Be a Bridesmaid At Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's Wedding?
We mean, is a Royal even allowed to?
With every passing day, there's some new scoop on Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas and their super-speedy relationship graph. Besides the speculation around their engagement, there have been reports about an alleged wedding on cards in September (on the pop-star's birthday) and rumour has it that they will even be releasing a single together.
In fact, E! News has also reported that PeeCee introduced Nick to her friend Meghan Markle when she was in the UK for her birthday earlier this month. According to a source, the Quantico actor received the seal of approval for her fiancé and the Duchess of Sussex is "very excited" for the soon-to-be husband and wife.
"Everyone is very happy and they are definitely a great match," the insider further shared.
Priyanka was a very important part of the bride's crew when Meghan got married to Prince Harry in May, and had even dedicated a special post on Instagram for her friend wishing her well for her married life. So the next obvious question that comes to mind is — Will Meghan Markle be a bridesmaid for Priyanka Chopra, if and whenever she decides to get hitched? And is a member of the Royal family even allowed to do that?
According to Royal reporter Omid Scobie (in conversation with Cosmo US),
"There is no protocol that dictates whether an adult female member of the British Royal Family can take on the role of a bridesmaid or maid of honor at a non-royal's wedding. However, it is an unlikely scenario for one simple reason: A female royal would not be expected to walk behind a 'commoner.' This is why in the past we saw Pippa Middleton as Duchess Kate’s maid of honor, but when Pippa got married Kate read a prayer. "
While this — like many other Royal rules — may seem a tad absurd, it is logical. And Scobie explains why.
"There’s also the risk of taking all the attention off the bride herself!"
Imagine having a Royal in your bride's crew and stealing all your thunder on D-Day! However, there is a way out of this complication.
"Should a female member of the Royal Family choose to take on a bridal party role at a friend's wedding, it would be her own decision. There’s no rule that wouldn’t allow this and she certainly wouldn’t need permission or guidance from Palace aides."
Well that's a yay! The stakes on this wedding (when will there be an official statement though?) just got higher.