Tim Rooke/REX/ShutterstockSome royal rules are made to be broken. In fact, some royal family members, including the Queen, have broken their own protocol on multiple occasions. Come spring, Meghan Markle might also stray from tradition when her wedding date rolls around, just before she says her vows.
According to E!, Meghan Markle plans to have her mother escort her down the aisle instead of her father on May 18. She is known to have a particularly close relationship with her mother, Doria Ragland, and she has never been photographed in public with her father, Thomas Markle. Mr. Markle has often been described as “reclusive.” An Us Weekly insider was quoted saying that the aisle-walking will not be the sole departure from tradition on the wedding day.
“The day of the wedding itself will certainly hold a few unconventional surprises,” the insider said. “Don’t expect a royal wedding by numbers. They want to involve their friends and family as much in as much as possible throughout the day.”
Meghan Markle’s parents divorced when she was six and she was primarily raised by her mother and grandmother. However, when her engagement to Prince Harry was announced, Doria and Thomas issued a joint statement congratulating the couple through the Clarence House.
Once the bride-to-be joins the royal family, she likely will have to adhere to certain codes of conduct, like these etiquette rules everyone in the royal family must follow.