Published On: Wed, Feb 7th, 2024
Top Stories | 2,316 views

Meghan Markle’s unexpected four-word reply to King Charles’s kind wedding day gesture | Royal | News

When Meghan Markle tied the knot with Prince Harry, there were plenty of dramas leading up to their magical wedding. From disagreements over tiaras to reported squabbles with Kate, Princess of Wales about bridesmaids’ dresses, it was a hectic time for the Royal Family.

But when the big day came, all the royals gathered in St George’s Chapel to watch the couple say their vows, with Meghan looking stunning in her Givenchy wedding dress.

However, one key family member was missing from the ceremony – Meghan’s dad, Thomas Markle.

With less than a week before the wedding, he announced he wouldn’t be attending, leaving Meghan without anyone to walk her down the aisle. Thankfully, Meghan’s future father-in-law, King Charles, offered to step in and escort her to the altar. But according to a book, Meghan’s response to this kind gesture took the then-Prince of Wales by surprise.

In his book ‘Queen of Our Times’, author Robert Hardman writes: “The reply, according to one friend, was not quite what he was expecting: ‘Can we meet halfway?'”.

This showed that Meghan wasn’t just a shy bride, but a confident and independent woman who wanted to make a grand entrance on her own.

Since their departure from the UK, Harry and Meghan have had a whirlwind of events including welcoming their two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, and leaving their royal duties behind. Their relationship with the Royal Family, including the King and Prince William and his wife Princess Kate, has been strained.

Harry’s relationship with his royal relatives is believed to have worsened after the release of his controversial memoir ‘Spare’. In it, he revealed a physical fight with William had taken place and claimed King Charles didn’t hug him after Princess Diana’s death. The couple also criticised the family in their explosive Netflix series, titled Harry & Meghan.

Despite potential tension with the wider family, the Sussexes are said to be focusing on their children. A source told People magazine that Meghan has softened her approach towards Harry’s family since their interview with Oprah Winfrey two years ago. The interview aired in 2021, following their move to the US. The source added that the situation with Harry’s father and brother is still tough for him, but Meghan is always supportive, despite previously being negative about it.

****This article was crafted with the help of AI tools, which speed up the Daily Express editorial research. A Daily Express editor reviewed this content before it was published. You can report any errors **here**

Source link