• Meghan Markle to walk alone down aisle, except for short stroll with Prince Charles

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    LONDON -

    In a break with tradition, Meghan Markle will walk unescorted for part of her trip down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday, CNN reported Friday.

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    Markle will enter St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and walk with her bridesmaids until she meets Prince Charles at the Quire, where the royal family sits, CNN reported. The Prince -- Harry’s father -- will walk Markle to the foot of the altar but will not give her away. 

    Prince Charles will then stand back as Markle approaches Prince Harry. CNN reported.

    Earlier, Kensington Palace wrote in a tweet Friday that Charles would walk Markle down the aisle.

    “Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle,” the palace wrote in its tweet.

    Charles will take the place of Markle’s father, who was unable to attend Saturday’s ceremony. Thomas Markle originally was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle, but underwent heart surgery on Wednesday.

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    Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, landed in England on Wednesday and met with several members of the royal family. She is scheduled to have tea Friday with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Daily Mail reported.

    Ragland, 61, was introduced to Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday, as she was invited for tea at their London home, People reported. Ragland also met Prince William; Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Windsor; and their three children.

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