5. Prince Charles Replaced Meghan’s Father
But thankfully, Prince Charles was the perfect replacement, escorting Markle to the altar and walking Ragland out of the church.
Thomas Markle was caught in a minor scandal a week before the wedding, when it was revealed he had staged a set of viral paparazzi photos. But the story was quickly overshadowed by a heart attack which took the father of the bride out of the ceremony.
Just two days before the wedding, Kensington palace announced Charles would be taking his place in the schedule.
“I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health,” Markle wrote.
We’re sure Markle wanted to share the special moment with her father, but it was a sweet way for the prince to welcome his new daughter-in-law into the family.