There’s No Official Royal Wedding Hashtag, But Here’s What You Can Use Anyway

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Before a first date with someone, it's important to get their last name. Not just because it's generally a good idea to Google people before you meet them, but it's important information in case you end up marrying them one day and have to incorporate a complicated name into a hashtag. Even if you don't take your partner's last name, the wedding hashtag is still relevant — it has to be unique enough that it's never been used before but simple enough that people won't forget it. And with possibly the most anticipated wedding of 2017-2018 (and beyond?) on the near horizon, the question everybody has is, what will the royal wedding hashtag be? Sadly, there isn't an official one — but you can still come up with your own for your watch party.

Royal protocol states that Markle and the prince don't have social media accounts, but if they did, they'd likely be blowing up our Instagram and Twitter feeds in the days before the ceremony. I can just picture Markle tweeting, "Eight days until I marry my best friend" or Harry sharing a corny Instagram post about how he can't wait to say "I do." These posts would, naturally, use hashtags. (This is essentially fan-fiction at this point, but bear with me.) Thus inspired, I turned to WeddingWire's Hashtag Generator to brainstorm some ideas for the happy couple.

For the sake of the exercise, I went with Harry and Meghan's chosen names instead of their legal ones, because no one calls them Henry and Rachel. I also used the royal name chosen by Queen Elizabeth for use if anyone in the family needs a last name (which, legally, they do not). Here are some of the objectively good hashtags for your own royal wedding viewing parties, or other celebrations happening this weekend.


This is one my favorite hashtag options, mainly because it's confusing. I think a wedding is a great place to announce that you're running for president — upstaging your loved ones is an art form — but since neither Markle or Harry have shown much interest in becoming President of the United States, it may confuse everyone. (And dashes don't work in hashtags.)


In case you need help understanding this, it's a portmanteau of Mountbatten-Windsor and Markle. I immediately hated it, but I do think it shows guts and a willingness to think outside of the box. The downside is that no one will know who or what you're talking about.


Harry and Meghan, if you're reading this — I love you both and also want you to use this hashtag. It's not only easy to read, but it's a play on "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder. They'd have to get rid of the dash for it to work on social, but it's perfect otherwise.


This hashtag took me approximately 15 minutes to make sense of. Without the dash, it becomes "MarkleMountbattenWindsorWed," which looks like some sort of elaborate code. But if you want to stand out when talking about the royal wedding, this is for you!


According to various entertainment websites, Harry fell in love with Meghan the moment he saw her. There's no way to confirm this, but Harry's biographer gave a convincing opinion to ET: "Was it love at first sight? I think it was." That's all the proof that I need. Therefore, this is a very good hashtag option!



This is a very casual way to refer to an event that involves literal royalty, but it's also less cutesy than any of the other options. If you aren't one for rhymes or puns, this is a solid choice.

Regardless of which hashtag you use for the royal wedding, it's going to be extravagant. Akamai Technologies tells Bustle that the numbers will probably be "fairly moderate compared to other major events like the Olympics and World Cup," but millions of people will still tune in. Hashtag or not, we're in for a lot of fun.