On Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will finally say their royal vows. And like Prince William and Kate Middleton did before them, Meghan and Harry will be saying their vows with a thoroughly modern twist.
In 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton wed. At the time, Kate chose to omit the words “serve” and “obey” from her vows. And, according to the Order of Procession released by the palace on Friday, Meghan will be doing the same.
According to the document, which was prepared and printed by the palace several weeks ago, Meghan’s vows will read:
“I MEGHAN, take you, HARRY, to be my husband, to have and to hold , from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.”
Prince Harry’s will mirror his bride’s.
Following their vows, the pair will exchange rings. Harry, this time unlike his brother William, has chosen to accept and wear a ring from his bride. At that time, Meghan will present her husband with a ring and say:
“HARRY, I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”
Again, Harry’s words will mirror his bride’s.
And though these vows will certainly bring a tear to the world’s collective eye, what will perhaps make them even more emotional is the fact that they will be preceded by a reading of the Song of Solomon by The Lady Jane Fellowes, Princess Diana’s younger sister and Prince Harry’s aunt.
So long story short, have your tissues ready.