It’s almost two months until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot, yet there still seems to be a lot of confusion over who will walk Meghan down the aisle. Despite previous reports that it would be her mother, rumours are now circulating that it will in fact be in soon-to-be brother-in-law, Prince William.
According to The Daily Star, the royals are ‘concerned’ about Meghan’s mother giving her away, as it is a break away from traditional protocols. They have therefore allegedly suggested that Prince William is a more suitable option, claiming he is ‘the natural choice’. It would be in a similar fashion to Princess Margaret’s wedding in 1960, where Prince Philip walked her down the aisle following the death of her father.
Click Play: Everything You Need To Know About Harry and Meghan's Wedding...
Meghan’s father, Thomas, is reportedly not invited to the wedding after becoming a ‘recluse’ since being in the limelight making their relationship ‘difficult’, a source told The Daily Star. Her other closest male relative, her brother Thomas Jr, is also not invited, with an unnamed source telling the paper:
‘I think it is because he just can’t seem to keep his mouth shut,
‘If he would quit talking to the media, Meghan would probably be more into the idea of inviting him.’
The intense family drama had previously led to the assumption her mother would give her away, with an insider stating:
‘Meghan said that she would prefer to have her mum with her as she is much closer to her than her dad.
‘She’s also worried about how he would handle it as he’s become even more of a recluse.
‘Not to mention the fact that there has been some bad blood between Harry and Thomas after Harry made comments about her finally getting the family she never had.’
However, since the royals have possibly vetoed this option, it’s looking more likely Prince William will take her mother’s place. We can only wait until May 19th, on the big day, to find out if Meghan will shun archaic protocols and insist her mother walks with her.
Click through to see Meghan and Harry's official engagement photos...