On May 19, Meghan Markle's father Thomas will walk her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry, her half-sister confirms.
"Yes he is, God forbid unless a plane crashes through his roof, he'll be there one way or the other," Samantha Markle said during a television interview with Channel 5 show The Wright Stuff. Adding,"So any rumour to the contrary is...my favourite new word is becoming 'oh rubbish'. Yeah, so he will be there."
As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you. pic.twitter.com/MROyiKWEnG— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 21, 2017
Some members of the Markle family felt unsettled when Harry insinuated that his relatives were the family his soon-to-be-wife "never had", when he guest edited BBC Radio 4's Today programme in December 2017. In response, Samantha had criticised that statement in a tweet.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, December 2017. pic.twitter.com/WHIMNNZzto— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 21, 2017
However, during her television appearance she was singing a different tune regarding her tweet.
"My response was very positive verbatim and taken far out of context," she said during the interview about that subject. "There was never slamming, it was never negative," she went on to explain.
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 15, 2017
Today's announcement follows earlier confirmation of the month of the wedding and its location at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. pic.twitter.com/7pgdRM90Na
The couple are set to wed at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel. Meghan's 73-year-old father has expressed nothing but delight about the couple's pending nuptials. "I think it’s wonderful, I’m very delighted. I think they’re a very good match, I’m very happy for them, Meghan and Harry," he is quoted as saying by express.co.uk.