Source reveals who Meghan Markle wants to walk her down the aisle
You think your friend's wedding had a bunch of rules? That's nothing compared to The Royal Wedding. In May, American actress Meghan Markle will tie the knot with Prince Harry, and they're supposed to follow several strict traditions: The bride must carry a sprig of myrtle, all female guests must wear hats, and the ceremony must conclude with everyone twerking to Juvenile's "Back That Ass Up." Okay, that last one isn't true, but the occasion really is serious. Prince Harry has even been warned not to invite the Obamas, because it might make the Trumps jealous, creating an international conflict.
However, the couple has an independent streak, and has shown they're not afraid to buck certain traditions. For example, they've been photographed holding hands in public, which was previously considered quite scandalous. Also, Meghan has already been married once, making her the first divorcée to become a princess. In addition, she will be the first princess to have gone out in public wearing a hat that looks just like the poo emoji. Props, Meghan! That took courage.
Now rumor has it the couple may be breaking another standard wedding tradition: who will walk Meghan down the aisle. As you know, it's traditional for the father of the bride usually does the honor. The paparazzi even tracked down Meghan's reclusive dad, Thomas Markle, who currently lives in Mexico. When asked if he'd be down to give his famous daughter away, the retired Hollywood lighting technician replied, "I'd love to." (Awww.) It seemed like this aspect of the ceremony was pretty much a done deal.
However, a source told US Weekly that the Suits actress wants to shake things up: "With the wedding, they both want to do things their way. While [Meghan and Harry] will always be mindful of traditions and the views of their elders, the day is ultimately about them and what they want to do." And according to this shadowy insider, they don't want Thomas Markle to walk his daughter down the aisle. "I’ve heard that Meghan wants her mother to walk her down the aisle, which would be a sweet moment."
Why mom instead of dad? Who knows? We do know Thomas Markle doesn't crave the spotlight; perhaps he changed his mind on giving Meghan away in front of such a massive audience. (If it was me, I'd be terrified I'd trip and fall.) Or perhaps Meghan just has personal reasons for wanting her mom to perform this special task. We'll see if the news will be confirmed; if so, props to the couple for continuing to shake up dusty old traditions with their modern romance.
The source goes on to tell US Weekly that Harry and Meghan are "extremely independent individuals" and that the wedding "will certainly hold a few unconventional surprises." Whoa, what kind of "unconventional surprises"? Will Meghan accessorize her wedding dress with her famous poo emjoji hat? Will Barack Obama attend the wedding, wearing a "F--k Trump" shirt? Will the ceremony end with everyone twerking to Juvenile's "Back That Ass Up"? We can only hope.