The Prince of Wales is to walk Meghan Markle to the altar. Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Charles will accompany his soon to be daughter in law on the final part of her walk down the aisle on her wedding day, May 19th 2018.
The original plan had, of course, been for Meghan's dad, Thomas, to accompany his daughter down the aisle of St. George's Chapel, Windsor for her marriage but after a tumultuous few days it was confirmed yesteday that he won't now be attending the ceremony at all. There had been speculation that Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, would walk with her girl instead but this morning it was confirmed that the father in law to be is to get the honour of escorting the bride. Meghan will walk alone to the Quire of St. George's Chapel and there be met by the Prince of Wales for the final part of her procession.
Prince Charles has said he is pleased to be able to welcome Meghan to the Royal Family in this way. He was clearly thrilled to be asked to walk Alexandra Knatchbull down the aisle at her wedding in 2016. It will be a bit of a first for the British Royal Family but not unheard of - in Norway, King Olav V escorted his son's bride to her marriage in 1968 as Sonja Haraldson's own father had passed away several years earlier.