AP Stylebook’s guide to the royal wedding

If you’re penning an article about the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, these tips can help you avoid capitalization, punctuation and other unsavory writing errors.

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Saturday’s royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has grabbed headlines and inspired marketing stunts.

If you’re writing about the affair, AP Stylebook put together a topical guide for the big day to help ensure your copy is clean.

Here are several things to keep in mind:

Nobility and titles

Markle will receive her title from Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday. Many think that the queen will bestow the titles of duke and duchess of Sussex. No matter the title the queen gives, Markle will not formally be known as Princess Meghan (though you’ll probably see it splashed across future headlines in tabloids).

Don’t capitalize “royal wedding” or “royal couple.” AP Stylebook explained in a tweet:

— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) May 8, 2018

In its guide, AP Stylebook wrote:

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