Royal watchers had been fast to note that the official program for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony has one evident error: It nonetheless names the bride’s father, Thomas Markle, because the one who will stroll her down the aisle on Saturday, May 19, regardless of a last-minute change to Prince Charles.
The Order of Service, which was launched to the general public hours earlier than the nuptials, states that Meghan, 36, will transfer in procession via the nave of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle earlier than being “joined by her father, Mr. Thomas Markle, to the high altar,” the place Harry, 33, and his brother and finest man, Prince William, will await.
However, Charles, 69, is definitely the one who will accompany the Suits alum down the second half of the aisle in the wake of the information that Thomas, 73, cannot attend because of a current coronary heart surgical procedure.
“The Order of Service was produced before it became clear that Mr. Thomas Markle would be unable to attend the wedding on medical advice,” Kensington Palace clarified in a press release early Saturday. “As a result, some aspects will be different to what has been printed. As previously announced, Ms. Markle has asked The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the quire.”
After the switch-up was formally introduced by the palace on Friday, May 18, a supply informed Us Weekly solely, “Prince Charles was very touched to be asked by Meghan to stroll her down the aisle and he’s very a lot trying ahead to welcoming her into the household.”
Thomas later gave the Prince of Wales his blessing, telling TMZ in an interview on Friday that he’s “honored and grateful” that Meghan’s soon-to-be father-in-law stepped in. The former lighting director added that he’s recuperating from his surgical procedure and plans to “proudly” watch the marriage on TV “in a secluded place with friends.”