It was just a formality, but still a formality that had to take place before the wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018. The website of the Privy Council has published the following declaration:
«At the Court at Buckingham Palace
THE 14th DAY OF MARCH 2018PRESENT,
THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTYIN COUNCIL
Her Majesty in Council was this day pleased to make the following Declaration.
I decleare 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.»