Real Weddings

Why Meghan Markle's Dad won't be walking her down the aisle

Just days before the royal wedding's due, the father of the bride, Thomas Markle, has pulled out of the ceremony. Here's why.
 

 

It's tradition for the father to walk the bride down the aisle, and more so for a royal wedding, which are usually sticklers for tradition, right?

Not so for the upcoming nuptials for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In fact, he won't even be attending the wedding, which will be held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, England. 

After news broke of Thomas Markle, having allegedly staged paparazzi shots of himself which included getting measured for a suit, the 73-year-old has announced that he will be withdrawing from attending the wedding so as not to embarrass the royal family.

See also: BRIDE WALKED DOWN AISLE BY FATHER'S HEART RECIPIENT

 

On Sunday (May 13), Britain's Daily Mail had reported Markle agreeing to staged pictures with a photographer ahead of his trip, which had been sold to media for over US$100,000 (S$134,000).

According to TMZ, Markle admitted to the pictures, agreeing because he had hoped it would improve his image since earlier photos had shown him puchasing beer and looking dishevelled. 

“This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding,” Kensington Palace, the couple's official residence, said in a statement. 

It is expected that Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland will be walking her down the aisle. Markle's parents are divorced. 

See also: THE CELEBRITIES YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE AT HARRY & MEGHAN'S ROYAL WEDDING

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