The most important date in the recent history of Great Britain is nearly upon us.
No, we're not really exaggerating here.
On May 19, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will get married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle; in front of thousands cheering them on in person and millions watching around the world.
But you already knew that.
You probably know all there has been to know so far about the upcoming Royal Wedding, such as who Harry has selected as his Best Man.
Kensington Palace, however, released a statement on Friday that confirmed a new piece of vital information.
Following much speculation, and a few rumors to the contrary, it turns out that Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, will walk his somewhat estranted daughter down the aisle on her big day.
(Markle’s mother, Doria Radlan, will also travel with her by car before the ceremony.)
There had been some questions as to whether this would happen because Markle's parents divorced many years ago and Thomas has chosen to live a mostly secluded life in Mexico.
He has not even met his son-in-law to be just yet.
Said Harry's communications secretary in a just-released statement, though:
“Ms. Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion.
"Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms. Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding.
"Mr. Thomas Markle and Ms. Doria Ragland will be arriving in the UK in the week of the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry’s family - including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - to spend time with them before the big day.”
Markle herself, of course, is beloved by all who make her acquaintance.
However, she is not especially close to some of her relatives.
The future bride's half-sister, for example, has been complaining non-stop over Twitter about how she isn't invited to the wedding.
Taking his whining a step further, Markle's half-brother penned an open letter last week in which he urged Harry to call off the entire wedding.
“As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history,” the 51-year-old wrote. "Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.”
The general reaction to this letter has been: LOL!!!!
But he went on to say Markle has let her fame "[go] to her head" and that she sucks and Harry should be an end to the "fake" fairy tale.
We doubt he will, though.
We can also confirm the wedding service will take around an hour.
After the ceremony, loved ones will wave off the newlyweds as they step into an Ascot Landau carriage to take them through a 25-minute ride through Windsor Town.
“Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to this part of the day. It will be their chance to express their gratitude for the goodwill and warm wishes they have received from all quarters in the months since their engagement,” this latest announcement reads.
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