Turns out that the unorthodox facet to the looming royal nuptials is not that Meghan Markle is an American — but that she is divorced! According to this piece from History.com:
When Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle, he won’t just be breaking the mold by marrying an American actress. Markle is also divorced—her two-year-long marriage to producer Trevor Engelson ended in 2013.
That’s a big deal: Marrying a divorced person was taboo among the British monarchy for hundreds of years…
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