Harry and Meghan tied the knot on May 19, 2018. And ahead of the wedding, it was discovered that Meghan’s dad, Thomas Markle, won’t be able to attend his daughter’s big day.
Thankfully, Prince Charles had come to the rescue. Kensington Palace announced Charles will accompany his future daughter-in-law when she gets married to Prince Harry.
And now, for the first time, Harry has opened up about the moment he asked Prince Charles to walk Meghan down the aisle at their royal wedding,
In a new BBC documentary created in honor of Charles’ upcoming 70th birthday, Harry said: “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.”
Harry could be seen thanking his father at the wedding ceremony.
“I’ve been brought up well, you’ve gotta say thank you,” he explained. “Just because he’s my father doesn’t mean I can sort of go, ‘ok that’s all, I’ll take it from here’.
“Errr, no! That is what I wanted to say but I was very grateful for him to be able to do that.”
In the documentary, the Duchess of Cornwall talked about the touching moment Harry thanked his father for the gesture. Harry whispered “thank you pa” to his proud dad.
She admitted: “I think that was very touching, sitting where I was, you couldn’t hear what he said. But afterward watching it on the television, I think… it was a lovely gesture.”
Duchess Camilla also spoke about the moment when Charles held hands with Meghan’s mum Doria.
“Seeing my husband actually take the bride’s mother by the hand to sign the registry, is something that moved everybody.
“It’s the things he does behind the scenes that people don’t know about. I don’t think people realize quite how kind he is”.