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It’s official: Meghan Markle’s dad, in Rosarito, will walk her down the wedding aisle

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 1, 2017 Meghan Markle (C) and her mother Doria Ragland (L) watch the closing ceremonies for the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario. Mother of the bride - a social worker and a yoga instructor with dreadlocks and a nose ring, Meghan calls her a “free spirit”. She met Thomas while working in television make-up. She has a master’s degree in social work and ran the 2017 Los Angeles marathon. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff RobinsGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, CM - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
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Kensington Palace has confirmed that Meghan Markle’s father, Tom Markle, will be walking her down the aisle, putting an end to the “will he or won’t he” speculation.

He is expected to leave his modest home in a gated Rosarito beach community and fly to England a few days before the May 19 nuptials to meet Prince Harry and other members of the royal family.

On the wedding day, the former “Suits” actress will be accompanied by her mother Doria Ragland, a Los Angeles social worker and yoga instructor, to the Windsor Castle chapel, where she will join her dad, a retired TV show lighting director. The couple divorced when Meghan was 6 but are said to have remained on friendly terms.

Reportedly not invited is Meghan’s older half brother, Tom Markle Jr., who has made unflattering remarks about his half sister and warned Prince Harry not to marry her.


Meanwhile, London’s “Mirror” has published photos of Meghan’s father, 73, jogging near his home with dumbbells and working out on a stationary bicycle, apparently to get in shape for the royal occasion.

Read the rest of Diane Bell’s column here.

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