Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at Royal Wedding
Prince Charles will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle tomorrow during her royal wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace announced—but not all of it, and that choice will make British royal wedding history.
"Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St. George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day," the Palace said. "The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way."
The Quire isn't the full aisle, though; it's the part where the main royal wedding guests are seated, according to CNN. Markle will walk from the entrance of the chapel to that area unescorted, making a feminist statement by being alone for the majority of her walk.
Additionally, Charles will not give Markle away but will "stand back" as she approaches Harry on her own. "CNN understands that Markle came up with the plan herself," the outlet wrote. "It was always the intention that her father Thomas would meet her at the Quire and she would walk the first part alone."
Markle will arrive at St. George's Chapel with her mother Doria Ragland right before the the 12 p.m. ceremony starts. Ragland will enter the chapel with her and then she and Markle will separate as Markle meets her bridesmaids and page boys, including Princess Charlotte and Prince George, on her own before entering in the church and aisle.
This is history-making, according to CNN: "No other royal bride in the UK has walked unescorted down the aisle at their wedding ceremony," the outlet wrote. "Markle's decision indicates that she wishes to assert herself as a strong, independent woman who is prepared to challenge royal norms."