Prince Charles, the father of the groom will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to his son Prince Harry on Saturday 19 May after her own father had to pull out to undergo heart surgery. “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 stated in a statement on the eve of the ceremony being dubbed wedding of the year. An update on the #RoyalWedding: pic.twitter.com/wfJ6ZFyzHi — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 18, 2018 “The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way,” the palace added. Her father, Thomas, 73, pulled out of the wedding after he was alleged to have staged candid shots with a paparazzi in the run-up to the event. American gossip website TMZ.com subsequently reported he had suffered a heart attack and had to undergo emergency surgery which would rule him out of performing the traditional role …
West London Today charts how the historic events of the day at Windsor will unfold as the royals next door decamp from Kensington to Windsor.
Meghan Markle has finally confirmed two days from her wedding, that her father would not be attending her marriage to Prince Harry, putting an end to days of tawdry tabloid reports and speculation that has threatened to derail the build-up to the event being billed as the wedding of the year.
Thomas Markle had thrown carefully choreographed wedding plans into chaos blindsiding Kensington Palace, after telling Los Angeles-based celebrity news website TMZ that he did not want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family by attending royal wedding after paparazzi photos scandal.
Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle asked for “understanding” for the father of the American actress after the US celebrity news site TMZ reported on Monday (14 May) he would not attend the couple’s glittering wedding at Windsor Castle just four days before the ceremony on 19 May.