Amy Spagnola


Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Regret Getting Married in May?

"Marry in May, rue the day" is an old superstition about the dangers of a wedding in the fifth month of the year. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed on May 19th, 2018 at St. George's Chapel.

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The bad luck reputation of this spring month has been around since the time of the ancient Romans. In Roman times, May was significant as the month devoted to the Feast of the Dead and was a time to honor the deceased. Declaring love with a marriage ceremony was regarded as uncouth.

Historically, May was also the month for the festival of the Goddess of Chastity which made a celebration of sexuality seem crude.

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According to British folklore, children born in May may fall ill at birth.

Plus, days like May 13th, Mother's Day, and May 28th, Memorial Day, are definitely not the ideal days for wedding a ceremony.

In addition, the UK averages 10 days of rain every May so Markle and Harry's wedding guests may need umbrellas.

Mid-may is a particularly inauspicious date as far as royalty is concerned. Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII was savagely and gruesomely beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of incest, adultery and treason on May 19th, 1536.

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Interestingly, the number 19 is associated with assertiveness and ambition (characteristics that seem to fit Meghan's personality). The number 19 represents a "dictator" and strong personality and people who can "destroy everything that stands in the way of their ambition." In addition, these people will dump friends and enemies and end with no friends left.

People influenced by the number 19 can be completely "self-absorbed."

In 2017, National Bad Luck Day reportedly took place on May 19th.

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