Meghan rumoured to not want her dad walking her down the aisle

2018-01-04 12:53

Cape Town - Meghan Markle’s rumoured choice of who will be giving her away on the big day may have caused some family drama.

The Suits actress reportedly wants her yoga-instructor mom, Doria Ragland (61), to do the honours instead of her father, Thomas Markle (73), according to E Online.

Samantha Markle, Meghan’s half-sister, on Wednesday slammed the rumours, Daily Mail reported.

“Muck about Doria walking Meg down the aisle is NOT true. Our father will walk her down the aisle,” she tweeted. 

Samantha has been an outspoken critic of her sister’s relationship since Harry and Meghan announced the engagement on 27 November.

She’s even accused her sister of being a “shallow social climber” and claimed that she shunned her family after making it in Hollywood.

“The royal family would be appalled by what she’s done to her own family,” Samantha has said.

Samantha is rumoured to be writing a tell-all book about her sister called The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.

If the rumour is true, Meghan’s choice of who’s giving her away may also be in contravention of royal tradition. Traditionally the bride is walked down the aisle by her father, as seen at the last royal wedding when Kate Middleton was escorted by her father, Michael Middleton.

But breaking with royal tradition has defined Meghan and Harry’s relationship so far – not only is she an American actress, she’s also a divorcee. So it’s entirely possible that she’s indeed thinking of changing things up for the royal wedding.

Meghan and Doria have a close relationship and numerous snaps have been taken of the two in public, whereas her father, Thomas Markle, is nowhere to be seen.

Last year, the Daily Mirror tracked Thomas down and asked whether he was prepared to give his daughter away on 19 May at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, England.

“Yes, I’d love to,” he said, adding: “I’m very pleased [with the engagement]. I’m delighted.” 

Sources: E Online, Us Magazine, Daily Mail

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