Meghan Markle is defying another tradition and will make a speech at her wedding to Prince Harry

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  • Meghan Markle has apparently said she will make a speech after her wedding to Price Harry.
  • The couple’s royal wedding will happen on this weekend on May 19.

Meghan Markle is no stranger to breaking Royal wedding traditions. According to a Times story from January, she’s going to defy another one, and will make a speech at her wedding reception this weekend.

In Britain, traditionally the groom, father of the bride, and the best man make speeches after the wedding. It is not common for the bride to say anything, but it does happen sometimes.

The Times reported that Markle will deliver a speech after the ceremony on May 19 this year. It will be an affectionate tribute to her new husband, Harry, and will include thanks to the Queen and her family.

“She wants to have the chance to thank her husband and everyone who has supported them,” a source told the Times. “Harry thinks it’s a great idea.”

Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, was not expected to make a speech. And this week, after ups and downs with his health and a paparazzi scandal, it looks like he will not be attending at all.

Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, is now the most popular choice for giving Markle away. Other bets are on Price William, Prince Charles, or Markle walking herself down the aisle.

Making a speech simply looks like another way Markle is defying British royal tradition, being a divorcée, American, and brought up Protestant.

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