Royal wedding: Meghan Markle’s Father Will Walk Her Down The Aisle
Despite the open letter earlier reported by Meghan Markle’s half brother, both her Father and Mother will attend the Royal Wedding.
Thomas Markle will meet his daughter’s fiancé for the first time when he arrives in the UK the week before the wedding, Kensington Palace said.
He and Ms Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, will meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
They will also meet Prince Charles, as well as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Meanwhile, Ms Markle will not have a maid of honour and all of her bridesmaids and pageboys will be children.
Ms Markle “has a very close-knit group of friends and did not want to choose between them”, Kensington Palace’s communications secretary Jason Knauf said.
It had not been known what role Ms Markle’s parents would play in the wedding.
In a statement, Kensington Palace said they both had “important roles”, adding: “Ms Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion.”
The Suits actress’ father, Thomas Markle, and mother, Doria Ragland, divorced when she was six years old.
Mr Markle was a cinematographer, working on programmes including the 80s TV show Married with Children, when his daughter began her own acting career.