In a matter of two days, we’ll know the answers to all of the remaining questions concerning the Royal wedding between Prince Harry of Wales and his American love, Meghan Markle.
The couple has been expert at keeping certain things secret, but there is one question that we didn’t even know we had until just this week. And that is, of course, the identity of the person who will walk Meghan down the aisle to meet her Prince Charming.
Names that have come up in the discussion include Prince William and mother-of-the-bride, Doria Ragland. But the most obvious choice has barely been discussed: The Prince of Wales, Charles, father-of-the groom.
Although it would be a very American thing to do to have the bride’s mother on her arm as she marches down the aisle, it is quite frowned upon in Royal circles. Queen Elizabeth is said to be opposed to the idea.
But, why Charles? The answer is quite simple and you have to go back only as far as 1960 and the marriage of the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret to Antony Armstrong-Jones to find a royal precedent.
Margaret's father, King George VI, had been dead for quite some time and she, like Meghan, needed to choose a substitute to fill the role. She chose none other than Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband, to escort her down the aisle.
If Meghan would like to start acting the part of a royal, maybe her first act could be to emulate the actions of Princess Margaret and ask Prince Charles to be her escort.
It would be fitting and proper for the father of the groom to take this responsibility and it would go a long way toward pleasing her future grandmother-in-law, Her Majesty the Queen.
As future King, Charles would be the highest-ranking person they could find to do the honors, and it would be some consolation to the American bride who has suffered so many indignities in recent weeks. It would be not just a ‘giving away’ but also an endorsement of his new daughter-in-law.
And the public seems to agree. According to Express, “Now royal fans have taken to social media to insist that Prince Charles would be the perfect replacement, adding that taking on the role would be a sign of acceptance and unity for the future king to do the honours.”
Others think it would be a sweet sentiment since Prince Charles does not have any daughters of his own to walk down the aisle one day.
Regardless of whom she chooses, Meghan is bound to have a glorious day. Because, after all, it’s not so much about the walk down the aisle, but rather the walk back up after she is joined in Holy Matrimony to the man of her dreams!
If you'd like to learn more about Prince Charles' feelings on the marriage of his son, Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, watch the video, below.