Meghan Markle will reportedly be walked down the aisle by her future father-in-law Prince Charles when she marries Prince Harry on Sunday, May 19. Markle’s own father is unable to attend the ceremony due to health reasons after undergoing heart surgery. Kensington Palace released a formal statement about the change of plans.
“Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day. The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way.”
"#PrinceCharles will accompany #MeghanMarkle down the aisle at St George’s Chapel when she marries Prince Harry, Kensington Palace has said. A statement said Markle had asked the Prince of Wales to accompany her on Saturday. “The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to the royal family in this way,” it said. Charles is standing in for Thomas Markle Sr, who told his daughter this week he would be unable to fulfil the traditional role as father of the bride due to ill-health, having reportedly undergone a heart procedure earlier this week. Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Friday that the Duke of Edinburgh, 96, who has been recovering from a hip operation, will attend his grandson’s wedding." Via #TheGuardian
Prince Charles has also stepped in for the duty once before when he walked family friend Alexandra Knatchbull at her wedding to Thomas Hooper in 2016. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury who will be marrying the royal couple said Charles is “someone of great care and affection. He’s a very warm person and that he’s doing this is a sign of his love and concern and support. And I think it’s wonderful. It’s beautiful.”
Some expected Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland to be the next choice in line for walking Markle down the aisle, but instead, she will be accompanying her daughter in the car ride over. Ragland has already reportedly arrived at Windsor Castle to meet the Queen. She has already met Prince Charles as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
#MeghanMarkle’s #Mom #DoriaRagland is so amazing, gorgeous and cool! I love her! Will she walk her daughter down the aisle? She absolutely should! Let’s see what happens. Ms Ragland is a #mentalhealth professional and word is she is opening her own treatment center in Los Angeles focusing on mental health issues of the elderly AND she is a #yoga instructor. Doria was in Santa Barbara a few weeks ago at the home of Ms #OprahWinfrey where they chatted for 6hours about a possible interview special. One topic they discussed is race and how poorly many have reacted to Meghan being bi-racial. #amazingmom #coolmom #yogimom #yogi #fitat60 #fitafter60 #thisis60 #biracial #dreadlocks #naturalhair
The royal wedding will be held at St George’s Chapel. Fans will be able to see some live stream of the ceremony and people are already preparing for the opportunity. Some British pubs in Los Angeles are holding “sleepovers” to catch the live stream at what will be 4 AM PST time. In Washington D.D., St George’s Chapel will be holding a gathering to watch the live stream at 7 AM. Similar events are being held all over the world.
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