Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry is promoted as the new Captain General of the Royal Marines ahead of his royal wedding with Meghan Markle. Pictured: Prince Harry and Markle attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on Sept. 25, 2017 in Toronto. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Queen Elizabeth II has promoted Meghan Markle's fiancé, Prince Harry.

Prince Philip recently stepped down from his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines, and the position was then given to Prince Harry. The honorable role was granted to Prince Philip in 1953 after King George VI's death, E! News.

"The Queen has approved the appointment of Prince Harry as Captain General Royal Marines in succession to The Duke of Edinburgh," Kensington Palace wrote on Twitter.

Prince Philip announced his retirement last May and carried out his final public engagement with the Royal Marines. On Aug. 2, he attended a parade at Buckingham Palace to mark the Royal Marines 1664 Global Challenge. It also served as his last solo engagement since 1952.

Prince Harry's promotion comes ahead of his royal wedding with the "Suits" actress. The prince and Markle are set to tie the knot on May 19 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

On Tuesday, an Israeli-designer opened up about being asked to submit a sketch for Markle's wedding dress. "We received a request from the royal family to send a sketch," Inbal Dror's spokesperson told People. "Unfortunately it's a secret and I can't give more details about the sketch."

The designer shared three designs that the brand submitted to the palace to TMZ. The rest of the details of Markle's wedding dress remain a secret.

Prince Harry and Markle's wedding is expected to be simpler than Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding in 2011. The engaged couple chose a much smaller church and may not do the balcony kiss.

In addition, Prince Harry and Markle might also skip the traditional procession by horse-drawn carriage. However, they might recreate the conventional royal ride to keep the public involved.

"Pomp and pageantry is the last thing he would want," a source told Us Weekly. "I can see him wanting to get married at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. It would stop it from turning into a total media circus and give the day a sense of privacy that Harry so badly craves."

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