Sources are claiming that the prince is going through all of the appropriate “royal protocol” processes to solidify his engagement to Cressida – which means he has probably already popped the question!
Before a member of the royal family is allowed to be married they must secure the permission of the sovereign (in this case, Prince Harry’s grandmother – Queen Elizabeth II!) or risk losing their place in the line of succession. That doesn’t mean that Prince Harry needed his granny’s permission to pop the question, just her permission to make actually walk down the aisle.
Prince Harry’s older brother, Prince William, didn’t receive The Queen’s permission until after the announcement had already been made, which was totally legit, but had some people wondering whether or not he was actually allowed to marry his now wife, The Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton).
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