Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Okay - when will the engagement announcement be made
My crystal ball broke some years, and it cannot be fixed .. so no predictions from me, just a few facts and an assumption or two.
Miss Markle will need to apply for a fiancee visa (for settlement in the UK). The Visa has certain requirements but Prince Harry, as sponsor, and Miss Markle, will be able to tick off all the boxes with no real issues.
From what I understand, Miss Markle will complete work on the second half of Suits Season 7 toward the end of the year. The USA Network has not made announcement about a Season 8. It is expected, however, that this will be Miss Markle's last season on the program.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on November 20th. It is expected that they will take part in a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, and will be joined by family and friends. It is unlikely that Miss Markle will attend this event unless she and Prince Harry have had their official announcement. I do not expect this as her presence will detract from the real stars of the day -- the anniversary couple!
In another post, I discussed the religious situation. She is not Jewish. She went to Roman Catholic High School, but is not Roman Catholic. Her father is said to Episcopalian. Miss Markle may or may not have been baptized, but what about that first wedding?
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to publish that the Suits actress Meghan Markle married Trevor Engleson on September 10, 2011 at the Jamaica Inn at Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They had dated for six years before he popped the question in 2010. 102 guests attended the "barefoot wedding."
Last November, a gossip website, Radaronline, posted the couple's divorce papers. I printed a copy for reference and wondered if anyone else would notice at least one discrepancy?
Look at the date of the marriage: August 16, 2011.
What does this mean? I think it means that Miss Markle and Mr. Engelson had a civil wedding, perhaps in Los Angeles, before having a destination "wedding" at the Jamaican resort. The divorce papers do not include the place of the marriage.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married by a justice of the peace in California before they flew to France for their glamour wedding Chateau Mirval, which was not a legal ceremony, according to French or US law.
Miss Markle sought three things: the dissolution of the marriage, no spousal support and the restoration of Mrs. Engleson's name to Rachel Meghan Markle.
The final judgment was made on March 7, 2014.
Until there is clarification about Miss Markle's first marriage, I will assume that she and her first husband were married in a civil ceremony on August 16, 2011, and then had a big, barefoot, on the beach, "wedding" in Jamaica, a wedding that was not the legal ceremony.