Soon-to-be-wed, Meghan Markle passed another royal milestone today, and given there is only two months until the wedding (que squeals!) it's a pretty important one. Queen Elizabeth II has given her formal consent for her "Most Dearly Beloved Grandson" to marry Meghan Markle come May 19, 2018. The statement reads:

"My Lords, I declare my Consent to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle, which consent I am causing to be signified under the Great Seal and to be entered in the Books of the Privy Council."

Did The Queen throw shade at Meghan Markle in official Marriage Decree?

It all sounds very official, and need-I-say 'royal',  however royal watchers have been quick to pick up on the difference between this officiation and the formal consent that was given to Prince William and Kate Middleton before their wedding. The tone made in today's statement isn't exactly as warm-hearted as Her Majesty's address some seven years ago, where she referred to the couple as "Our Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, K.G. and Our Trusty and Well-beloved Catherine Elizabeth Middleton."

The Marriage Decree announced today simply referred to Markle by her birth name 'Rachel Megan'.

The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 rules that the first six people in the line of succession must have the Queen's consent before marriage. If Prince Harry had married Meghan without the approval of Her Majesty, - he and his descendants would be banned from ever taking the throne (which would make for a very entertaining episode of Netflix's The Crown).

Speculation aside, The Queen and Markle allegedly attended an 'intimate brunch' on Mother's Day, and just this week Markle appeared at her first official event with Queen Elizabeth II. 

Did The Queen throw shade at Meghan Markle in official Marriage Decree?