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Old 05-18-2018, 09:33 AM
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I am really interested in seeing how Meghan manages to walk alone with 10 little people behind her.
THAT will be a treat to watch!
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:33 AM
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"Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George's Chapel on her Wedding Day. The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way."
And iím Done.
Done with this wedding and this woman - what ever ounce of like and respect I had left for her just flew out (iím Sure it wonít be a lost for her but I canít imagine iím the only one). How awful and terribly selfish (imo) of her to ask the prince of Walesís to do this.
There is nothing sweet about this.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:36 AM
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And iím Done.
Done with this wedding and this woman - what ever ounce of like and respect I had left for her just flew out (iím Sure it wonít be a lost for her but I canít imagine iím the only one). How awful and terribly selfish (imo) of her to ask the prince of Walesís to do this.
There is nothing sweet about this.
I might regret asking this later, but I am confused as to how this makes her selfish? Some might've thought her mother should do it because they are so close, but selfish to ask the PoW?
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:38 AM
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Why not William accompanying Meghan? (Like Philipp did with Margaret)
The divorced father-in-law accompanies his divorced daughter-in-law down the aisle- hope this isn' t a bad Omen. ...
Did Meghan ask Charles or did he offer it?
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:39 AM
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Harry and Meghan waving as they leave KP

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Old 05-18-2018, 09:39 AM
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And iím Done.
Done with this wedding and this woman - what ever ounce of like and respect I had left for her just flew out (iím Sure it wonít be a lost for her but I canít imagine iím the only one). How awful and terribly selfish (imo) of her to ask the prince of Walesís to do this.
There is nothing sweet about this.
Wow, that's harsh. What on earth is awful and selfish about this?

I think it is lovely and meaningful as described up thread by other posters.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:41 AM
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I'm so gutted I didn't join the forum before! It must have been so much fun trying to guess all the details!
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:42 AM
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Why not William accompanying Meghan? (Like Philipp did with Margaret)
The divorced father-in-law accompanies his divorced daughter-in-law down the aisle- hope this isn' t a bad Omen. ...
Did Meghan ask Charles or did he offer it?
A soon-to-be father-in-law that's HAPPILY married to his second wife and have been committed to her for decades.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:42 AM
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Why not William accompanying Meghan? (Like Philipp did with Margaret)
The divorced father-in-law accompanies his divorced daughter-in-law down the aisle- hope this isn' t a bad Omen. ...
Did Meghan ask Charles or did he offer it?

In the absence of Meghan's father perhaps she sees Charles as the perfect substitute father. He'll be her father-in-law, after all, while William will be a brother-in-law.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:43 AM
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And i’m Done.
Done with this wedding and this woman - what ever ounce of like and respect I had left for her just flew out (i’m Sure it won’t be a lost for her but I can’t imagine i’m the only one). How awful and terribly selfish (imo) of her to ask the prince of Wales’s to do this.
There is nothing sweet about this.
To be fair, it is becoming clearer now that she is mostly walking alone. The PoW's role will be fairly limited, especially if he is indeed not giving her away before the actual wedding vows.

It is pure speculation why Doria didn't do it. Maybe she didn't feel comfortable enough (very likely IMHO), or maybe the courtiers felt the PoW would a more suitable choice. There is no point in looking for a plausible explanation when we are not privy to the actual facts.

As I see it, Meghan is making a point that she is an independent woman who is marrying on her own free will and doesn't need to be given away. The Church would have to adjust the liturgy in the service to reflect that as the question on "who brings this woman etc..." will probably be omitted. That will be interesting to see, if it really happens.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:43 AM
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I'm sure that Meghan wouldn't have gone bouncing up to Prince Charles and said 'You don't mind walking me up the aisle do ya?' She would at the very least have been consulting with Harry (who knows his father well) and Doria before asking Charles anything. How do we know he wasn't secretly dying to be asked after he knew about Tom Snr's predicament but didn't want to impose?
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:44 AM
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Nacho Figueras speaks to GMA about the couple.

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Old 05-18-2018, 09:45 AM
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Why not William accompanying Meghan? (Like Philipp did with Margaret)
The divorced father-in-law accompanies his divorced daughter-in-law down the aisle- hope this isn' t a bad Omen. ...
Did Meghan ask Charles or did he offer it?
I think because William is Harry's best man and so has another responsibility in the wedding.
Philip was Margaret's brother-in-law, so a stand in for her deceased father.

Bad omen?
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:46 AM
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I'm so gutted I didn't join the forum before! It must have been so much fun trying to guess all the details!
Yes, you've missed out on a lot of fun speculating. There's always tomorrow though!
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:47 AM
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I still don't get how this is selfish of Meghan. I may understand some people's opposition, and even share in similar concerns, however, there was nothing selfish about this act.

Her mother was never going to be walking her down the aisle. I am a firm believer that was one of the many rumours floating around. After dad 'pulled' out, her mom is probably still highly uncomfortable with the exposure. Charles makes perfect sense to me. Although I too would have loved it Doria did it, you can't ask this of a very private person in front of hundreds of people she doesn't know and the millions around the world.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:47 AM
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I think because William is Harry's best man and so has another responsibility in the wedding.
Philip was Margaret's brother-in-law, so a stand in for her deceased father.

Bad omen?
Bad omen as in that this might lead to a third divorce. The divorced Charles accompanies the divorced Meghan to Harry. You get the picture.

Not even 50 years ago this would have been strictly impossible. How times have changed.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:48 AM
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I am glad that the Prince of Wales is escorting Meghan. What better person, used to enormous crowds, knows the church well and has a wardrobe full of suits at the ready. This decision just makes sense to me. Also, I am a little sentimental since Charles doesn't have a daughter that he could escort. And I'm sure the decision also puts Harry's mind at ease knowing that his father will be there for his future wife. Not selfish in the least, I think it's a level headed call on their part.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:48 AM
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One of the royal reporters mentioned that Charles had waited to be asked by Meghan, since he had not wanted to insert himself into the decision. Very sensitive of him, and a good example of exactly why he is the perfect choice for this duty.

I have been at Episcopal weddings where the wording was changed to "Who presents this woman..?" which avoids the implication that the woman is chattel, and might be an option in this service. I'm sure the Archbishop et. al. are already on it.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:48 AM
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And i’m Done.
Done with this wedding and this woman - what ever ounce of like and respect I had left for her just flew out (i’m Sure it won’t be a lost for her but I can’t imagine i’m the only one). How awful and terribly selfish (imo) of her to ask the prince of Wales’s to do this.
There is nothing sweet about this.
It's her choice, she asked him. That is all that matters.


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Old 05-18-2018, 09:49 AM
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So after "shameful", "make no sense" now we got "awful" and "terribly selfish".

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