Walking Meghan down the aisle is more than a special moment for Prince Charles
The future heir to the throne thought it would be appropriate to first seek Meghan's mother's approval to be able to walk his future daughter-in-law down the aisle
There had been doubts about who would be the one to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle on the day of her wedding but luckily for her, she had her soon-to-be father-in-law come to her rescue. On Friday (May 18), the palace confirmed that Prince Charles will be leading her down the aisle as she walks to the altar to marry Prince Harry.
"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 Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way," the statement read. However, it might be a bit special for Charles as he has always wanted to have a daughter of his own. Every father who has a daughter waits for the day when he can proudly walk his daughter down the aisle to her waiting groom.
While it may not have been possible for Charles to experience this before, fate had some other plans for him. According to Daily Mail, Prince Charles met Meghan and her mother, Doria Ragland when the two arrived at Clarence House on Wednesday afternoon along with Prince Harry over a cup of tea.
Prince Harry was pleased to know that he would be stepping in to help save the day. However, Charles wanted to ensure that he had the blessings of Doria when it came to the decision. Undoubtedly, she was more than happy to hear that the future heir to the throne would be walking her daughter down the aisle.
After the palace announced the news, people were pleased and happy to hear that Charles would be taking on the role. "Prince Charles will finally have the daughter (and daughter-in-law) he always wanted," one user wrote. While another said, "I’m so glad that he stepped up and is doing this for her since her father couldn’t (or wouldn’t) be there for this special day in her life."
Another noted, "So pleased for them. Way to go Prince Charles! Glad they got it sorted."
In the past, there have been various reports that suggest Prince Charles had always wanted to have a daughter. According to Popsugar, when Diana was pregnant with their second child, Charles hoped that this time around it would be a daughter. In Andrew Morton's Diana: Her True Story, he has mentioned that Charles had a look of "dismay" after welcoming their second child. "Charles always wanted a girl," Diana is said to have told Andrew during their interview for the book.
"Harry was a boy. His first comment was, 'Oh god, it's a boy.' His second: 'And he's even got red hair.'" Even though it is believed that Charles made that comment as a joke, Diana was not too thrilled to hear that. Nonetheless, there is no doubt that Prince Charles will be on cloud 9 as he is getting to perform one of the most awaited days in a dad's life when it comes to one's daughter.