Prince Charles is taking his role as future father-in-law pretty seriously. It’s been announced that the Prince of Wales will be walking Meghan Markle down the aisle Saturday in her father’s stead.
In a statement released today, Kensington Palace stated that: “The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to the royal family in this way.”
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 18, 2018
Charles is taking the place of Markle’s real father, Thomas Markle Sr, who’s been at the center of some unwanted media attention as of late. Some staged, yet adorable, photos of him prepping for his daughter’s wedding left him embarrassed. However, the “official” reason he bowed out was due to his told his health, having undergone heart surgery this week.
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On Thursday, Kensington Palace confirmed he would not be attending:
A statement from Ms. Meghan Markle: pic.twitter.com/TjBNarmuBU
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 17, 2018
Oddly enough, those who keep tabs on gossip rags probably know Mr. Markle better than his future son-in-law; Prince Harry has not yet met the man, who lives in Mexico.
As The Daily Mail reports, Prince Charles walked Alexandra Knatchbull, goddaughter of the late Princess Diana, down the aisle at her 2016 wedding to Thomas Hooper.
A family friend was quoted as saying, “It’s very unusual to be given away by someone else at your wedding – even if it’s the Prince of Wales.”
Might be unusual, but it certainly will be memorable.