Meghan Markle’s father gave blessing to Prince Charles

‘It’s an honour’: Meghan Markle’s father gave his blessing to Prince Charles walking his daughter down the aisle during a phone call with the couple after his heart operation

  • Thomas Markle has said he is ‘honoured and grateful’ about the decision
  • Many had thought that Meghan’s mother Doria would do the honours tomorrow
  • Mr Markle had a heart operation earlier this week and is recovering in hospital

Meghan Markle’s father phoned the happy couple after his heart operation to say he gave Prince Charles his blessing to walk her down the aisle.

Thomas Markle told TMZ he was ‘honoured and grateful’ Charles will walk his daughter down part of the aisle during the nuptials tomorrow.

He added that he had no reservations or shock about her decision.

Thomas Markle (pictured with his daughter) reportedly phoned the happy couple shortly after his heart operation to say he gave Prince Charles his blessing to walk her down the aisle

Ms Markle’s mother Doria (pictured together) had been expected to take over the honours after Mr Markle revealed he would not be able to attend

Mr Markle also told TMZ that Meghan and Harry had told him about the decision to let Prince Charles walk her down the aisle before the announcement, but kept it a secret.

Kensington Palace revealed that Prince Charles would be accompanying Ms Markle down the aisle earlier today. 

Mr Markle added that Ms Markle told him she loved him and that she was worried about his health.

He has also said he will ‘proudly’ watch the wedding tomorrow, adding that he will watch it on TV ‘in a secluded place with friends, hopefully with no press’.

He is currently recovering after having three stents implanted in arteries following a heart attack at his home in Mexico nine days ago. 

Prince Charles, pictured today arriving in Windsor, is set to walk Ms Markle down half of the aisle 

Prince Harry, pictured today meeting fans outside Windsor Castle, was reportedly also on the phone to Mr Markle

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