Meghan Markle is making an important feminist statement at her wedding!
Earlier this morning it was announced that The Prince of Wales will be escorting Meghan Markle down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel tomorrow. In a statement the Palace wrote that Markle asked Charles personally. “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.”
CNN reports that Prince Charles will not be walking her the whole way though. Meghan will walk from the entrance of the chapel to the area, where the main royal wedding guests are seated, unescorted, making a feminist statement by being alone for the majority of her walk. So apparently Charles will not give Markle away but will “stand back” as she approaches Harry on her own. Meghan came up with the plan herself,” the website wrote. “It was always the intention that her father Thomas would meet her at the Quire and she would walk the first part alone.”
The bride will arrive at St. George’s Chapel with her mother Doria Ragland right before the 12 p.m. ceremony starts. Then she and her mother will separate as Meghan joins her bridesmaids and page boys, including Princess Charlotte and Prince George, on her own before entering in the church and aisle.
CNN writes that this is history in the making: “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.”