Royal wedding 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are marrying this Saturday

CNET | 5/16/2018 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
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Here comes the bride, and her redheaded prince. We've already offered up a guide to watching Saturday's royal wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, but maybe you need a "Who Are These People?" primer. Crack open a Royal Crown cola and something from Burger King to put you in the regal mood, and read on.

Harry who, now?

Prince - Henry - Charles - Albert - David

Prince Henry Charles Albert David, 33, is the second son of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, and the late beloved Princess Diana, whose fairy-tale-turned-tragedy started off with a different royal wedding, in 1981. Harry's the redheaded prince, the spare to Prince William's heir, the one who always carried less responsibility and a bigger tendency toward mischief than big bro Wills (naked billiards, dressing up as a Nazi, you know, the usual).

The other half of the royal couple is Rachel Meghan Markle, 36, who was born in Los Angeles, graduated from Northwestern University, and most recently starred as Rachel Zane (yes, another Rachel) in the USA Network's legal drama Suits. You also might've seen her as an amorous partygoer in Russell Brand's 2010 film Get Him to the Greek, or as one of the models who displayed prize-filled briefcases on the game show Deal or No Deal.

U-S-A

U-S-A! U-S-A!

Markle is as American as a Hollywood movie, which is novel for the British royal family, though not completely new. American Wallis Simpson wed Queen Elizabeth II's uncle King Edward VIII in 1937 after he abdicated the throne to marry her. (The establishment didn't like that she was a divorcee -- you probably saw The King's Speech.) That was a royal mess indeed.

Markle - Marriage - Actor - Trevor - Engelson

This is Markle's second marriage, as she was wed to fellow actor Trevor Engelson from 2011-2013. That isn't such a big deal these days, as Prince Charles...
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