Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down aisle at royal wedding
The statement, released Friday, said Markle asked Prince Charles to accompany her down the aisle and that he is “pleased to welcome Ms. Markle to the royal family in this way.”
This comes a day after it was announced that Markle’s father, Thomas, would no longer be attending the wedding because of ill health.
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Markel’s mother, Doria Ragland, is due to take tea with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Harry’s grandmother, on the eve of the that will be watched by millions across the world.
Buckingham Palace also confirmed that Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, 96, would be at the wedding having undergone hip replacement surgery last month.
Police are expecting more than 100,000 people to throng the streets outside the castle during the event, and have said there would be tight security for the event.
— With files from Reuters
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