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I am really interested in seeing how Meghan manages to walk alone with 10 little people behind her.
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I remember watching the film of Princess Margaret's wedding for the first time -- and being stunned that Philip walked her down the aisle! "Couldn't they get the Duke of Gloucester to do it? Or maybe a brother of the Queen Mother?" I asked myself. Now I'm just laughing over how I kept questioning a choice that was made over a decade before I was born.
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That's exactly what I was thinking.

It may be chaos behind her, but she'll just keep walking.
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But if they step on her rain, it wouldn’t be somebody else’s problem.

Rhiannon Mills was reporting that they are having more rehearsals today, and that it was a little chaotic yesterday with all the children. I’m sure the parents are using a combination of bribing and stern talks at home to get their kids to behave.
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I’m a little disappointed Doria’s not walking her daughter down the aisle, but I’m choosing to assume that was a decision they made together - for all I know, Doria isn’t comfortable with being that front and centre on a televised wedding.

I do kind of love that Charles is stepping up to the plate - not so that he can “give her away”, but rather so that in a way he is the person to bring her into the family. It’s great symbolism, and I hope helps debunk the myth that she isn’t fully accepted by the BRF (or, for that matter, that Harry isn’t close with his father).
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:52 AM
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Curious here, don't children walk in front of the bride drooping rose petals before her? That is the only way I have ever seen children in weddings.....why would they walk behind her? Children carrying small baskets of rose petals is something I have seen many times.....
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I think it’s absolutely lovely Prince Charles will be escorting her. Ms. Markle did not create any of this drama and has not deserved the upheaval of the past few weeks. I think this is a nice way for the BRF to acknowledge that and send a clear message of support.
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Harry and Meghan: Wedding Suggestions and Musings

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I remember watching the film of Princess Margaret's wedding for the first time -- and being stunned that Philip walked her down the aisle! "Couldn't they get the Duke of Gloucester to do it? Or maybe a brother of the Queen Mother?" I asked myself. Now I'm just laughing over how I kept questioning a choice that was made over a decade before I was born.


At my uncle’s wedding almost 24 years ago (during which I was the almost 4-year-old flower girl), the bride’s father had died 20 years earlier, so her brother-in-law (her sister’s husband) walked her up the aisle and gave her away. Her whole family was involved (her sister and niece were bridesmaids, her youngest nephew was the ring bearer, and her three older nephews were ushers along with my three then-teenage cousins), and my youngest uncle was his brother’s best man.
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Not in the UK.. mostly they follow, not precede the Bride.. generally sorting out the Train or just looking sweet. NO Rose petals are scattered [generally], but I suppose it sometimes happens these days..
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Just woke up to the news that Prince Charles will accompany Meghan down the aisle! Woo hoo! That is awesome news and what I had hoped for.
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I remember watching the film of Princess Margaret's wedding for the first time -- and being stunned that Philip walked her down the aisle! "Couldn't they get the Duke of Gloucester to do it? Or maybe a brother of the Queen Mother?" I asked myself. Now I'm just laughing over how I kept questioning a choice that was made over a decade before I was born.
That's not forbidden. It sounds as if you think that your "questioning" is ridiculous because it happened before you were born. I disagree with that.
It can serve a historical purpose and also supply a different view on what customs are.
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This wedding seems to get much more attention than William' s
Wonder what he and Kate are slowly thinking.....
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LOVE this decision!!!! I was so hoping it would be Prince Charles escorting her. It is kinda neat too that she will walk the Nave with the bridal party and then Charles will escort her as she leaves the Nave, down to the alter where Harry is waiting!




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This wedding seems to get much more attention than William' s
Wonder what he and Kate are slowly thinking.....

Oh you have just forgotten...it was crazy leading up to their wedding as well.


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Not in the UK.. mostly they follow, not precede the Bride.. generally sorting out the Train or just looking sweet. NO Rose petals are scattered [generally], but I suppose it sometimes happens these days..

Thank Wyevale, I was surprised when it was mentioned earlier that the children walked behind the bride, that to me does not make sense for how can children straighten out the train on the bride, isn't that for the bridesmaids to do...if I remember correctly in W/C's wedding, her sister carried the train into the church, not remembering where the children were.....and I think in Sweden the children also walked in front of Victoria for there were little children there also. IMHO, nothing wrong with rose petals being scattered on the floor for the bride to walk on, oh well times change and this must be one of them....guess I am way behind the times....
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Curious here, don't children walk in front of the bride drooping rose petals before her? That is the only way I have ever seen children in weddings.....why would they walk behind her? Children carrying small baskets of rose petals is something I have seen many times.....
That is very US style but not uncommon other places. Very rare in the UK though.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:07 AM
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I have been reading all morning and digesting this news. Now getting a chance to post and I am ELATED.

How wonderful of Charles to step in! I suspect Doria might have been nervous and who can blame her...the attention and pressure is immense.

And the symbolism! I love that on the journey to her new life, the stalwart of her old life, her mother will be accompanying her. And as she enters the place where she will be come a Duchess, she enters alone as the independent woman she is. Charles will then greet her and welcome her to the family before she joins her future husband. It allows for such beautiful meaning in each stage of Meghan's journey tomorrow morning and I am thrilled and happy for her and Charles, who would have never gotten the chance to do this on such a scale if Meghan hadn't asked.

This also allows Doria to be relaxed and enjoy seeing her daughter be married without the inevitable nasty criticism and the nerves. Perfect decision and reasoning IMO.


P.S. I do understand the people who are concerned her mother is not doing it but I am certain Meghan would have had a discussion with her mum an not just excluded her. Doria, being a private woman unused to this must have been incredibly nervous and so I'm sure she is also very happy her daughter has chosen to do things this way.
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Hopefully we'll get the order of service soon, so we find out about the music, etc. I think we got it early the morning before in 2011, so it's a little late by comparison. But perhaps it had to be redone at the last minute due to Mr. Markle's indisposition.
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https://twitter.com/byEmilyAndrews/s...65468918292481

Harry, Meghan and Doria arriving to Windsor for tea!
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Thank Wyevale, I was surprised when it was mentioned earlier that the children walked behind the bride, that to me does not make sense for how can children straighten out the train on the bride, isn't that for the bridesmaids to do...if I remember correctly in W/C's wedding, her sister carried the train into the church, not remembering where the children were.....and I think in Sweden the children also walked in front of Victoria for there were little children there also. IMHO, nothing wrong with rose petals being scattered on the floor for the bride to walk on, oh well times change and this must be one of them....guess I am way behind the times....
Pippa carried the train on the entrance to the building and straightened it before the walk down the aisle began, but then she walked behind with the young attendants.

This DM article has side by side photos from Charles & Diana and William and Kate's weddings showing similar moments, including one from each taken during the walk down the aisle. In both cases the bride is followed by her retinue of children.

Royal wedding: Kate Middleton and Prince William vs Princess Diana and Prince Charles | Daily Mail Online

If you scroll down in this Express article about Queen Elizabeth's wedding, you'll see pageboys and bridesmaids followed behind her, too.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal...en-bridesmaids

It's just a different tradition from the one in which little ones are "flower girls" and "ring bearers."
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