GETTYMeghan Markle and Prince Harry will be able to marry in Westminster Abbey
Question marks have been raised over whether Meghan and Prince Harry would legally be allowed to have their wedding within the Church of England as tradition dictates.
The Suits actress was previously married to US film and TV producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013 and it was thought old religious doctrine surrounding the Royal Family could throw up a lot of red tape for Meghan.
But the couple will be able to follow in the footsteps of the Queen and Prince Philip after the historic church confirmed the American actress’s former marriage would not bar her from marrying there.
A spokesman for Westminster Abbey said: “The Abbey follows the General Synod Ruling of 2002. Since then it has been possible for divorced people to be married in the Church of England.”Related articles
GETTYThe Church of England confirmed the pair can wed in Westminster Abbey
The spokesman also confirmed Meghan’s Jewish background would not prevent her from having an “interfaith” marriage there.
The royal couple would even have the go ahead to marry at St Paul's Cathedral, like Harry’s parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981.
It comes as speculation surrounding a royal engagement reached fever pitch after Meghan told Vanity Fair about how loved-up she is with Harry.
She said: "We’re a couple.