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Meghan Markle Asks Prince Charles to Walk Her Down the Aisle After Confirming Her Dad Will Not Attend

meghan markle prince charles(L-R) Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Britain's Prince Harry and Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leave after attending the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Another question related to the royal wedding is answered. Bride of the moment Meghan Markle has asked Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.

“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,” Kensington Palace announced Friday. “The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way.”

The news was revealed by the Palace a day before the wedding. Markle had already confirmed Thursday that her father, Thomas Markle, would no longer be attending her wedding following health issues, as well as an unfortunate staged paparazzi photo scandal.

The Suits star had asked the Prince of Wales to take over the role within the last 24 hours as she went through her rehearsal on Thursday.

The bride’s mother, Doria Ragland, arrived on Wednesday and has since become well acquainted with royal family members including the Queen. Ragland will be with Markle throughout the morning of the wedding until they arrive at St. George’s Chapel, where Markle will step out in her gown and greet her junior bridal party.


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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.