Meghan Markle is set to marry Prince Harry on Saturday, and while Meghan won’t be the first biracial member of the British monarchy — that title goes to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who married Britain’s George III in 1761 — she will make history with her wedding family portrait.
Markle and her mother will be the first black people to be featured in the royal family’s exclusive wedding pictures.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, is African-American, while Meghan is biracial.
Take a look at Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s wedding portrait from 1947:
This is Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s official wedding photo from 1981:
… and Will and Kate’s wedding portrait from 2011. Notice a pattern?
@QueenVicMirror @anngripper Question for #PodsavetheQueen Who do you think we will see in Harry and Meghan's wedding portrait with the wedding party? Will Kate be in? Will it be very similar to Wills and Kate's wedding portrait regarding the people in it? pic.twitter.com/LGvxCNwQyT
— This is Really Andrew (@This_is_Andrew1) May 13, 2018
That’s not the only way this wedding will make history: Meghan is the first American to be officially married to a British royal, is divorced, and was raised Catholic (although she was recently baptized into the Church of England in a secret ceremony).
Harry and Meghan’s wedding won’t be quite the same as previous royal weddings, but it will be just as beautiful!
Watch the video above for more on this historical moment and let us know what you think.