Is the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, not the gift that keeps on giving? Their wedding was by all accounts, an extraordinary public spectacle to behold (such is the life of a royal), but much like any wedding, it's always the small, intricate details that set it apart and help make it truly special to the couple in question.
We know some of them, such as the fact that Meghan hid her 'something blue' inside her wedding dress; the blue material from the dress she wore on their first date. And now more information has emerged which only adds to the likability of not only Harry and Meghan but Prince Charles as well.
He had a pretty big job on their wedding day as prior to the wedding, it was revealed that Meghan had asked her estranged father, Thomas Markle Sr. to walk her down the aisle, but after a series of bizarre paparazzi photos and dramatics, he backed out altogether, leaving Meghan without someone to escort her. Prince Charles reportedly admired the now Duchess of Sussex all the more for her handling of the difficult situation and stepped up to walk his soon-to-be daughter-in-law partially down the aisle.
Now, in the new BBC documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, Prince Harry talks about asking his father to give Meghan away at the wedding. “I asked him to and I think he knew it was coming and he immediately said, ‘Yes, of course, I’ll do whatever Meghan needs and I’m here to support you.’ For him that’s a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support, and you know he’s our father so of course, he’s gonna be there for us,” Harry explained.
Prince Harry also revealed that he said “Thank you, pa” to his father at the altar, because “you’ve gotta say thank you. Just because he’s my father that doesn’t mean I can just sort of go, ‘Okay, that’s all, I’ll take it from here.’” He added, “No, that is what I wanted to say but … and I was very grateful for him to be able to do that.”
Meghan also revealed that the Prince of Wales was involved in other parts of the wedding planning.“We worked quite a lot with the Prince of Wales, who has incredible taste in specifically classical music, so it was really fun to spend some time going through selections with him,” she revealed in a recording at the exhibition of her wedding dress at Windsor Castle.
It seems the Prince, who is approaching his 70th birthday, is not only here to admonish us for not heeding his warning about plastic on the environment, but he is also especially enduring in nature as well.