Carrying on in a tradition first started by Lady Diana Spencer when she married Prince Charles, Meghan Markle will make a change to the official wedding vows by leaving out one promise.
Instead, Meghan will vow “to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.”
Diana was the first to leave this old tradition out of her wedding, starting a new trend which was followed by Kate Middleton at her 2011 wedding to Prince William.
As a self-proclaimed feminist with a history of standing up for equal rights, Meghan’s decision to leave this out seems like the perfect way to add her own touch to an otherwise tradition royal affair.
Meghan has been an ambassador for United Nations Women and advocates for women and girls living in slum communities in Mumbai and Delhi.
Notably, at age 11, Meghan wrote to Proctor and Gamble about a sexist advertisement they were running which targeted its dishwashing soap exclusively at women.
“I don’t think it’s right for kids to grow up thinking these things, that just mom does everything,” she told Inside Edition.
Procter & Gamble listened and changed their slogan. All hail the Duchess of Sussex!