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Old 05-04-2018, 09:02 AM
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From Omid Scobie:

- no maid of honour
- Thomas Markle Sr will walk Meghan down the aisle
- Doria will travel with Meghan to Windsor Castle via car from where they will be staying the night before the wedding
- Lady Jane Fellowes will give a reading during the ceremony
- Harry and William will arrive on foot
- no immediate honeymoon

Full briefing from KP:
https://www.royal.uk/update-press-se...-meghan-markle
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:04 AM
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According to Richard Palmer:

Meghan is not having a maid of honour. Her closest friends will be there to support her but her bridesmaids will all be children. There will be page boys too.

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Old 05-04-2018, 09:05 AM
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No Maid of honour. Interesting.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:07 AM
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https://www.royal.uk/update-press-se...-meghan-markle

Statement from KP in it's entirety


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Old 05-04-2018, 09:11 AM
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According to Richard Palmer:

Meghan is not having a maid of honour. Her closest friends will be there to support her but her bridesmaids will all be children. There will be page boys too.

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I like this! Avoids hurting the feelings of any of her friends, and is a nice nod to tradition. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the children are dressed--should be adorable!
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:16 AM
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She didn’t want to chose between friends? Other brides manage to do it. Usually a maid of honour is an oldest and dearest friend.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:21 AM
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My daughter did this at her wedding. She went with NO maid/matron of honor to avoid causing hurt feelings.


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Old 05-04-2018, 09:21 AM
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So.. no 'Matron of Honour' and the usual [for Royals] gaggle of little'uns...
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:24 AM
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She didn’t want to chose between friends? Other brides manage to do it. Usually a maid of honour is an oldest and dearest friend.
Yes, but most of them get to make the rest bridesmaids. And why can’t a woman NOT want to choose between friends.

Also, just wanted to say what a nice idea it is for her mother to ride with her to the church and for her father to walk her down the aisle. This way, they are both with her on this journey. And probably allows her dad to avoid most of the crowd.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:27 AM
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Seeing how ruthless the press has been to her loved ones why would she want to put her friends who are normal people through all of that.

Good for Meghan, her friends will be present at the reception and after reception party and may be presented as her bridesmaids without the glare of the UK press.

It should be noted that Meghan's main friends are not celebrities but people she has known since she was a student at Northwestern.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:29 AM
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Here we go again. Everyone speculated about Meghan’s matron of honour for months and now that there won’t be one it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread

I never thought Meghan’s clique of celebrity ‘friends’ would be involved. She’s mostly known them for a few years or so.

I did expect either a close family member (a la Harry with William ) or at least an old friend or school chum.
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Here we go again. Everyone speculated about Meghan’s matron of honour for months and now that there won’t be one it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread

I never thought Meghan’s clique of celebrity ‘friends’ would be involved. She’s mostly known them for a few years or so.

I did expect either a close family member (a la Harry with William ) or at least an old friend or school chum.
I expected a close friend as well, but I get it. Between not wanting to choose between friends and the fact that they will be hounded. The press put Pippa through a lot over the years. Granted, some of it was also due to her being Kate’s sister, but none of them are Meghan’s sister, so hopefully they’ll be left alone more. Jessica has already been called by multiple press outlets for comments on various things at home. Her husband had to make it very clear that Jessica won’t be commenting when the Nottingham visit happened. They can’t exactly call children to ask for comments.

And there is no need to put friends in quotation when it comes to celebrities. They aren’t anything different than friends. They just happen to be famous as well.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:36 AM
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- Thomas Markle Sr will walk Meghan down the aisle
- Doria will travel with Meghan to Windsor Castle via car from where they will be staying the night before the wedding
Nice touch I would say. Follow the tradition but also not leave out her mother.

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Good for Meghan, her friends will be present at the reception and after reception party and may be presented as her bridesmaids without the glare of the UK press.
I agree.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:41 AM
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So reading the full statement it looks like we will know about bridesmaid and page boys before the day.

So pleased the father of the bride situation has been clarified (I never had a doubt).
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:44 AM
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I love the idea of her mother riding in the car with her to the chapel. Now the speculation over her Father can go away.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:46 AM
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As I said before, I really like the gaggles of children, and am happy that we will get a chance to see them at this wedding. I'm also relieved that Meghan didn't choose to have half a dozen adult bridesmaids because inevitably those women would have become the target for media: who are they, any controversial things they might have done or said, etc. This is a very neat way to avoid all that and keep the focus, as it should be, on the happy couple and off some of the side issues.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:46 AM
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Thank goodness we have some details! And now hopefully the whining from certain quarters across the Atlantic can cease. I wonder whether Tom Snr will be heading to London early so as to avoid...complications? It says Meghan's parents will meet the Queen and other royals, and Jane Fellowes will do a reading. Lovely!
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:47 AM
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Meghan had 4 very close friends in Lindsay, Jessica, Heather, and Benita. I (and most) predicted Lindsay or Jessica but I can understand her not wanting to pick one over the other.

People assumed and assumed incorrectly. Though that is a trend with Harry ace Meghan.
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So reading the full statement it looks like we will know about bridesmaid and page boys before the day.

So pleased the father of the bride situation has been clarified (I never had a doubt).
Yes, the full release said the week before the wedding we will get the bridal party, the charter, location of where Meghan and Doria are staying, update on cake/flowers, CoA, etc.

So another massive update next week.
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This is getting so exciting! I'm thinking of having a watch party with my daughter, where we have scones and craft our very own fascinators.
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