Prince Charles Will Be Walking Meghan Markle Down the Aisle Saturday

Markle's father announced this week he was not attending the wedding.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle with her future father-in-law, Prince Charles. (Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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With the announcement that Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas Markle, would not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, the public has wondered who will walk the bride-to-be down the aisle. Kensington Palace announced Friday that Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle to marry his son at St. George’s Chapel. The Palace’s announcement said that the heir to the British throne is “pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to the Royal Family in this way,” reports Page Six. The Prince of Wales will meet his future daughter-in-law at the second half of the aisle, called the Quire, and he will take her arm for the final portion. The ceremony will not include the traditional “giving away” moment.

This is not the first time the Charles has stepped up to walk a bride down the aisle. In 2016, he walked with the daughter of his good friend, Lord Brabourne, at her wedding, reports BBC. Alexandra Knatchbull’s father, a well-known producer, was married to the Duke of Edinburgh’s cousin, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma. He had passed away in 2005.

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