She’s planning to throw in some ‘unconventional surprises’ when she marries Prince Harry in May, but Meghan Markle will be sticking with tradition when it comes to who gives her away – according to her sister.
According to US Weekly magazine, the former Suits star, 36, wanted her mother Doria Ragland, 61, to walk her down the aisle. However, her estranged sister Samantha Markle has blasted reports this afternoon, tweeting: ‘Muck about Doria walking Meg down the aisle is NOT true. Our father will walk her down the aisle.’ The account has since been made private.
Her denial comes amid reports Meghan is planning a few curveballs for the big day at Windsor castle in May. ‘While they will always be mindful of traditions and the views of their elders, the day of the wedding itself will certainly hold a few unconventional surprises,’ a source close to Meghan and Harry told Us Weekly. ‘Don’t expect a royal wedding by numbers. They want to involve their friends and family in as much as possible throughout the day.’
Modern brides often choose both parents to walk them down the aisle, or prefer to be accompanied by their mothers if their fathers have passed away, rather than another male relative. But if Meghan chose Doria to walk her down the aisle it would represent a major break with tradition after Kate, Diana and Sophie Wessex were all accompanied by their father.