Wednesday 18 July 2018

People are surprised to find it's actually Prince Henry and Rachel Markle who got engaged

Prince Henry and Rachel Markle Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Prince Henry and Rachel Markle Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Eagle-eyed social media users have noticed something a little odd about the official announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement from Clarence House.

The announcement, issued on Monday, reads, "His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle are engaged to be married".

Prince who?  Yes, the Prince's real name is Henry Charles Albert David although he's been known by his nickname 'Harry' since childhood.

It seems a lot of people were unaware of this fact.

The announcement from Clarence House
The announcement from Clarence House

Also, Harry/Henry is not the only one whose has duel names.  Meghan is actually called Rachel.  Yes, she really has the same name as her Suits character.

So Prince Henry is marrying Rachel Meghan Markle.

It's not confusing at all.

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