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Old 05-18-2018, 07:43 AM
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It is not clear if there will be a “ giving away” or who will do it, The BBC is not saying anything about it, just that Charles would walk her down the aisle. The CNN correspondent on the other hand said half an hour ago in their morning show that Prince Charles would walk her down the aisle and give her away, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the American press is wrong, as that has become a norm lately ( and not only in Royal matters) .
A number of royal correspondents is making clear on Twitter (I haven't had time to watch all the clips this morning) that Prince Charles is not giving her away, but rather accompanying her down the aisle to show support. And I think the give her away idea is really because in the old times, fathers had to give away daughters like possession, but it just carried on over time. Even though that phrase is still mentioned today although with different meaning.

ETA: In my experience following the way royal correspondents and KP work is that even if there is a statement released, a lot of time they'll offer additional information for clarification. And that's why we see some things that were specifically released, but tweeted out by multiple correspondents.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:46 AM
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I was escorted by my future father in law up the aisle at a Church of England wedding in Australia. Not only that, but my fiance's two sisters were bridesmaids. The C of E liturgy was used and it was fine. (My family were in England and couldn't make it.) The important thing for me was that I was marrying the man I loved.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:49 AM
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Has it been made clear ? I was watching CNN USA now and their correspondent said Prince Charles “ would give her away”. Maybe the American press simply misunderstood it.

If there is no actual “ giving away”, I.e if they change the liturgy ( which would be unprecedented, I think, for the Royal Family), then I am OK with it.
I suspect they were just using the vernacular phrase "giving away" as a commonly used way to reference walking with a bride down the aisle. It would be more readily understood than saying he would walk with her in the quire!
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:50 AM
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Camilla Tominey on Prince Charles walking Meghan down the aisle.

https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/997436592053719041
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:51 AM
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Too much attention IMO
I mean - he is the Crown Prince after all...
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:54 AM
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Too much attention IMO
I mean - he is the Crown Prince after all...
I'm not understanding what you mean here. Too much attention to what?
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:57 AM
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Too much attention IMO
I mean - he is the Crown Prince after all...
I suppose in your opinion Meghan does not deserve this.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:05 AM
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I was escorted by my future father in law up the aisle at a Church of England wedding in Australia. Not only that, but my fiance's two sisters were bridesmaids. The C of E liturgy was used and it was fine. (My family were in England and couldn't make it.) The important thing for me was that I was marrying the man I loved.
Love that attitude :) As far as I'm concerned it's a nice way to make Charles feel part of the ceremony and that's no bad thing in my eyes
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:09 AM
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Sky News is reporting that there was a helicopter that landed in KP earlier today, spent about 20 minutes on the ground and then took off in the direction of Windsor. They couldn't zoom close enough to see who it was.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:14 AM
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The way I envision it, the kids will follow behind Meghan as she enters the chapel and makes her way up the aisle. Once she meets Charles, the kids will be whisked away elsewhere during the ceremony and rejoin the bridal party for the recessional. If I'm not mistaken, none of the children sat through William and Kate's entire wedding ceremony.
Oh, You spoiled my vision of happy children running wild up and down the aisle....for shame .......... not a good time to be serious here, this is a fun wedding and with 10 children I bet that is what it was meant to be.
Harry loves children as we all know and I bet he might have some wiggly worms or something hidden in his pockets for them if they did decide to go their own way.....he can corral them back to doing his bidding.....
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King Olav V of Norway accompanied his future daughter-in-law, Sonja, to the cathedral and then escorted her down the aisle to marry the then Crown Prince Harald V of Norway.



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Old 05-18-2018, 08:17 AM
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I'm so glad that Charles will be escorting Meghan for the final part of her walk to meet Harry! I hoped that he would be the one to fill in.

I especially love the symbolism of her entering the chapel on her own, following a representative of the church she has chosen to join, meeting her future father in law, who embodies her future family as well as her future king, and having him escort her into the the interior of the chapel. I'm sure they will pause to curtsey/bow to the Queen and then he'll present her to Harry. Doesn't get much more symbolic than that, on numerous levels.

I think it's going to be lovely, and moving. She really will be moving out of her old life and into a new world.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:17 AM
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Yay, how wonderful! I love the idea of Charles walking with her; I don't know why but it makes me think he gives her the seal of approval and his full support. "The family she never had" indeed.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:20 AM
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People are starting to see more and more what Harry meant with that statement. I think it's a nice touch that Charles escorts her down the aisle.

My bet is that Harry can't wait until he's married and that he'd actually rather be married already. Hold on Harry, just one more day!
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:22 AM
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King Olav V of Norway accompanied his future daughter-in-law, Sonja, to the cathedral and then escorted her down the aisle to marry the then Crown Prince Harald V of Norway.



That episode was explained before by a fellow Swedish forum member. Sonja’s father was apparently deceased and it had taken the King several years to consent to the marriage. He did it to underline his approval .
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:26 AM
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That episode was explained before by a fellow Swedish forum member. Sonja’s father was apparently deceased and it had taken the King several years to consent to the marriage. He did it to underline his approval .
True, but her older brother Haakon could also have given her away. She was not without a male member in her own family.

It is just to show that this "construction" (for lack of a better word) is really not that weird.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:28 AM
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Even though I would have liked to see Doria do it, I am overjoyed that Prince Charles will do it. It's truly a stamp of approval and a lovely show of support.

I think that Doria would have been the logical choice, but it appears that wasn't the way they went. I imagine Meghan did ask her mom or discuss it but maybe Doria just wasn't comfortable with that. Perhaps she too is very traditional. And I don't think Doria is close to any male relatives on her side - I read her brother-in-law's comments about how the family didn't really have many male figures... but it had matriarchs...

So from Meghan's side it would be Doria or no one.

I'm very pleased with this and excited to see the wedding.

Couldn't agree with Camilla Tominey - it's a giant "Welcome to the Family".

This whole shebang feels more and more like what Cinderella in real life would have looked like. A bit messy (due to messy families) but in the end, an absolute fairytale.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:29 AM
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She ISN'T being 'given away'..she is being escorted to the Altar.. as SHE has chosen..
Who would have thought that after all of the squabbles over Meghan's fashion we've had, that your post would make me tear up.

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Old 05-18-2018, 08:30 AM
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Okay, I checked the video of W/K's wedding and the two page boys and Lady Louise and the other older bridesmaid sat near the altar with Pippa for the duration. I am VERY impressed with those kids---but maybe they were a little older than seven at the time?

I also noticed the men at the entrance to WA who took the caps of William and Harry, and the hat of Michael Middleton as they entered and then handed them back as the exited. So many moving parts, so well done.

Yes, I am a little excited.
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Old 05-18-2018, 08:36 AM
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Funnily enough this decision is setting the record straight gently but firmly. It will not please :

- Those who see Charles as some kind of vilain who doesn't fit in their fairytale perception of Meghan as the Diana 2.0.

- Those who see Meghan as a loose cannon unfit for the BRF.

I like the fact that the BRF is still able to surprise us with some easter eggs like this !
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