Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas Markle, won’t be walking her down the aisle. With so much back and forth speculation on who will be giving the bride to be away, it has been confirmed that it won’t be her father. Kensington Palace has announced that the heir to the British throne will be doing the honor. Prince Charles “is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to the Royal Family in this way,” the announcement said.
Mr. Markle recently announced that he won’t be able to attend the wedding due to medical advice he received from his doctor because of recent heart issues. Many still speculated that he would end up showing up, as there is no way he would miss the moment his daughter officially joins the royal family. It was previously reported that he had collaborated with a paparazzi for staged photographs of himself in anticipation of the royal wedding.
Many people and bookies began predicting who would have the honor of walking Meghan down the aisle. Bookies suggest Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, is the favorite and Charles is a distant second. Prince William is also one many suggested would do the honor.
Reportedly, Prince Charles is Markle’s choice for the honor, since her father is not able to. She will be walking down the aisle alone, until she reaches the Quire, were she will meet Prince Charles. The Quire, is the second half of the aisle at St. George’s Chapel. Prince Charles will be set to share the special traditional “giving away” moment, where the presiding archbishop asks, “Who giveth this woman to be married to this man?”
Furthermore, her mother won’t be walking her down the aisle, but will have a role in the wedding. Royal Historian Robert Lacey said, “But of course, Meghan has already arranged for her mother to drive up here to take her up to the castle. And for Prince Charles, the future king, to walk a bride down the aisle, what more could Meghan dream of?”
While some may be disappointed by the news, others are thrilled. Reportedly, Prince Charles has always wanted a daughter and is excited to have the honor. Do you think this was Meghan’s decision or the Queen’s? 41% of people think this is Markle’s choice, while 59% think it is the Queen’s, because after all, she is the Queen and rules everything! Read more about this story on Page Six here.
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