Royal Wedding : Meghan’s parents will meet the Queen, Charles and Camilla ahead of wedding.
Proud Meghan Markle will have both her parents at her wedding to Prince Harry later this month – and the divorced couple will meet the Queen days before the ceremony, it can be revealed.
Yoga teacher Doria Ragland and reclusive former Hollywood lighting director Thomas Markle will travel to the UK from the US in the week before the May 19 ceremony at Windsor Castle.
The divorced couple will be introduced to all senior members of the Royal Family including the monarch, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in advance of the big day.
Astonishingly, it was also confirmed today that Prince Harry still hasn’t met his fiancée’s father – and won’t until he flies over for the wedding.
The palace said the Queen, Charles and William would all be involved in the wedding – but it has emerged that 96-year-old Prince Philip could miss the event as he continues to recover from his hip operation on April 4, with an aide simply saying that they ‘very much hope’ he will attend.
In a statement today, a Kensington Palace spokesman said: ‘The first thing I would like to share is that Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms. Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding.
‘Mr Thomas Markle and Ms Doria Ragland will be arriving in the UK in the week of the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry’s family, including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to spend time with them before the big day.
‘Both of the bride’s parents will have important roles in the wedding. On the morning of the wedding, Ms Ragland will travel with Ms Markle by car to Windsor Castle.
‘Mr Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle of St George’s Chapel. Ms Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion.’