Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are due to get married later this month and while the groom has confirmed Prince William will stand beside him as Best Man the bride has decided that she's going to forgoe a traditional Maid of Honour.
After much speculation about who would nab the coveted position (we had a few guesses ourselves) Kensington Palace has confirmed that the former actress Suits actress didn't want to single out one bestie for the gig so, she's just going to have bridesmaids— all of which will be children.
"Ms. Markle will not have a Maid of Honour," a spokesperson told Cosmopolitan UK.
The palace explained: "She has a very close-knit group of friends and she did not want to choose one over the other. They have all been actively involved in helping her prepare and will be there with her to celebrate on the day."
They added: "The bridesmaids are children."
While this move seems to break protocol, technically tradition dictates that there is never a best man at a royal wedding, but William chucked that rule out when he asked Harry to be his Best Man at his 2011 wedding to the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton.
Names of the children serving in the bridal party will not be announced until a week before the wedding, but we have no doubt little Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be getting the call up to stand beside their aunt-to-be, much like they did at Pippa Middleton's wedding in 2017.
Other details the palace revealed about the wedding include confirmation Meghan's father, Thomas Markle will be the man walking her down the aisle at St George's Chapel on May 19, and mother Doria will arrive with the bride to the church.
According to officials, both parents will jet to the UK a week in advance to get to know the Queen, as well as Prince Charles and Camilla, and William and Kate.