Queen Elizabeth officially gives consent for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry

Speaking before the Privy Council yesterday, Queen Elizabeth declared (citing the Succession to the Crown Act 2013) "My Lords, I declare My Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan, which Consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council." E! also reports that she met with the engaged couple on the 11th at Windsor Castle.