Prince Harry and Meghan truly captivated the world with their love on May 19th and we still can’t believe their fairytale wedding was real life! Following the uniquely traditional wedding ceremony, the couple took a carriage ride through Windsor, took their official portraits, and changed into their fancy formal wear for what's been reported as a rowdy reception.
During the reception, friends and family of the royal newlyweds were able to mingle with the couple and celebrate their marriage with games and drinks, dancing, and speeches. Those invited to the royal reception shared that bride was quite emotional, much more emotional than she appeared to be during the nuptials.
Into the night, it was confirmed that Meghan gave a speech to her guests. One insider shares that Meghan’s got teary-eyed as she thanked her new family for their welcome and her mother, Doria Ragland.
Meghan expressed her love for her mother through tears in saying “You have always been there for me through everything.”
She also gave special recognition to her new in-laws, Prince Charles and Camilla. Prince Charles and Meghan have reportedly had a special bond from the beginning and after having walked her down the aisle, it’s safe to say that the two will forever have a special bond.
Harry also spoke highly of his bride, Meghan. One source says that he delivered an emotional speech at the end of the evening, sharing that “Meghan has handled things with grace and dignity.” He concluded with confessing that he can't wait for them 'to be a team.'
But in all of the love from the Bride and groom, one VIP was left out: Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle.
Literally, no mention of Thomas was shared by either the bride, the groom, or Doria. Her father’s lack in attendance was reportedly due to a last minute heart surgery, although it came after massive accusations regarding recent highs and lows in Meghan’s relationship with the rest of the Markle family.
While her speeches to her mother and her new family were appreciated and adored, many were left wondering why she chose to leave her father out entirely… Now, the question is will there ever be mention of Thomas Markle? Prince Harry has yet to meet him, and from the sounds of recent events- had by both Thomas and Meghan- we’re wondering if Harry ever will meet him…
What do you think? He is her father, but at the same time, there could be so much that the public is unaware of. Do you think it was a slap in the face to leave her own father out of her wedding day entirely? Let us know in the comment section!