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This Is How Prince Charles Reacted When Prince Harry Asked Him to Walk Meghan Markle Down the Aisle

The Prince of Wales was honored by the request.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Leaving Church
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It's been six months since Prince Charles partly-escorted Meghan Markle down the aisle of St. George's Chapel in place of her own father, Thomas Markle. Though Markle took the majority of her walk solo—an unprecedented royal act that left the world in awe—Charles' intervention was a kind gesture, one that signaled the Duchess of Sussex's induction into the royal family. Turns out, it was actually Prince Harry who asked his father to do the honors, a request he recently opened up about in a new royal documentary, reports People.

 

In the BBC's new feature Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, the Duke of Sussex revealed that his father stepped in without hesitation. "I asked him to and I think he knew it was coming and he immediately said, 'Yes, of course, I'll do whatever needs and I'm here to support you,'" Harry shared. "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."

 

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On the day of the nuptials, the groom was spotted saying, "Thank you, Pa," after his father gave the bride away. "You've gotta say thank you. Just because he's my father that doesn't mean I can just sort of go, 'Okay, that's all, I'll take it from here," said Harry, of the emotional moment. "I was very grateful for him to be able to do that."

 

According to another People report, Markle was just as appreciative for Prince Charles help, which far surpassed his role as her escort. "We worked quite a lot with the Prince of Wales, who has incredible taste in specifically classical music, so it was really fun to spend some time going through selection with him," she said in an audio recording, which is currently playing as part of a royal wedding exhibit at Windsor Castle.