Prince Charles ‘pleased’ to walk Meghan down aisle

The prince is said to be “pleased” to be welcoming Ms Markle to the Royal Family by giving her away.

The palace statement in full read: “Ms 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. The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to the Royal Family in this way.”

It follows news this week that Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, will not be attending the ceremony on medical advice after undergoing heart surgery.

The couple will marry on the on the High Altar of St George’s Chapel


Video:Inside royal couple’s wedding chapel
Meghan Markle and her half sister Samantha


Video:Royal wedding: Meet the Markles
Prince Charles ‘pleased’ to walk Meghan down aisle
Prince Charles ‘pleased’ to walk Meghan down aisle

In a statement released by Kensington Palace on Thursday, the bride-to-be said: “Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.”

It has also been confirmed the Duke of Edinburgh will attend the wedding after recovering from a hip operation.

Claire Ptak has been putting the finishing touches on Harry and Meghan’s cake inside Buckingham Palace.


Video:The icing on the royal cake

Philip, 96, was seen at the Royal Windsor Horse Show last week – the first public sighting of the Queen’s consort since he left hospital.

Later today, the Queen will have Meghan’s mother over for tea.

Doria Ragland has already met some of her new in-laws, including Charles, William and Kate.

:: Sky News is broadcasting live from Windsor with all the build-up to the royal wedding, with exclusive live coverage of the wedding in UHD in a special programme ‪from 9am to 3pm on Sky News and Sky One ‪this Saturday.

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