Meghan Markle found herself embroiled in controversy ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry. Her dad, Thomas Markle Sr., appeared in several fake photographs that were published online ahead of his daughter's big day. The move shocked the entire world, and Thomas decided to skip his daughter's wedding day following a heart attack.
Meghan Markle Wanted To Meet King Charles III Halfway During Her Royal Wedding
Since Thomas' health issues surfaced days before Meghan Markle's wedding, the latter had to find someone who could walk her down the aisle. Reports later revealed that Prince Harry was the one who asked King Charles III if he could walk his wife down the aisle, and the monarch said yes.
But according to Robert Hardman, Markle said four cryptic words to King Charles III that surprised him.
"The reply, according to one friend, was not quite what he was expecting: 'Can we meet halfway?'" Hardman said (via Mirror UK).
The author added that Markle's four-word response to King Charles III proved that she was a confident and independent woman.
"Here was an indicator that this was no blushing bride, but a confident, independent woman determined to make a grand entrance on her own," he said.
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Prince Harry Asked King Charles III If He Could Walk Meghan Markle Down The Aisle
In the documentary Prince, Son, and Heir: Charles at 70, Prince Harry detailed how he asked his dad if he could walk Markle down the aisle.
"I asked him to and I think he knew it was coming and he immediately said, 'Yes, of course, I'll do whatever Meghan needs and I'm here to support you.' For him that's a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support, and you know he's our father so of course, he's gonna be there for us," he said (via Town & Country).
King Charles' Relationship With Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Changed
Markle and King Charles III used to also be quite close. In fact, the monarch had a sweet nickname for his daughter-in-law. He used to call Markle Tungsten because of her resilience.
But over time, their relationship became strained, and so was Prince Harry's relationship with his father. During their interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry revealed that his dad cut him off financially during the early part of 2020 after he announced his decision to quit The Firm.
However, King Charles III seemingly proved that there was no bad blood between him and the Sussexes when he sent them his love and support during his statement following Queen Elizabeth's death.
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