No other bride in the UK’s royal history has walked down the aisle unescorted. In a what looks like a feminist move, Meghan Markle is ready to shake up things.
“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,” Harry’s office Kensington Palace said in a statement. “The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way.”
Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at her glittering wedding to his son Prince Harry on Saturday.
The statement implied that Markle would still enter the chapel alone with her bridesmaids and page boys, as the Quire is located about half-way down the church.
According to report by CNN, Markle will be met with a member of clergy at the south gate of St George’s Chapel. Her bridesmaids and page boys will accompany her for the first part of the procession. This bridal party will be led by a senior church figure.
Prince Charles will join her at the beginning of quire and then walk her to the foot of altar. He will not be giving the bride away. He will stand behind as Markle will approach Prince Harry.
The actress said on Thursday she was sad her father could not make it.
Her mother was due to take tea with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Harry’s grandmother, on the eve of the sumptuous wedding that will be watched by millions across the world.