Meghan Markle’s dad has spoken out for the first time, following his daughter’s exuberant wedding day.
Thomas, who was forced not to attend the wedding ceremony after having emergency heart surgery in California last week, said what everybody else was thinking about the royal wedding.
It’s also been reported the new Duchess was in tears upon hearing the news her father would not be able to attend.
Speaking to TMZ about his daughter’s big day, Thomas reportedly said: ‘My baby looks beautiful. I wish I was there’.
More specifically he said:
My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy. I wish I were there and I wish them all my love and all happiness.
He added how watching the ceremony was ’emotional and joyful’ while being back home in America.
Harry’s reaction to his bride walking down the aisle was a truly breathtaking moment. When she came to his side, the prince said to her: ‘You look amazing’.
The two will be pronounced husband and wife at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in front of family and friends, including The Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, as well as co-stars of the show Suits.
The ceremony is being officiated by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who performed the newlywed’s vows.
After being declared husband and wife, Prince Harry and Meghan shared their first kiss in public as newlyweds for the whole world to see.
An incredibly moving sermon about ‘love’ and ‘humanity’ was dished out at the half-way point of the ceremony, a truly beautiful speech. Although it does seem mildly hypocritical considering the homeless near Windsor were forced to pack up and leave the area…
A statement from Kensington Palace, prior to the wedding, said:
They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.
Following the service, there will be a reception at St George’s Hall for the couple and the guests from the congregation. Later that evening, the Prince of Wales will give a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.
Prince Harry also made sure members of his mother’s family, the late Princess Diana, was involved with his big day too.
A statement from Kensington Palace confirmed:
In addition to having the support of The Queen, his father The Prince of Wales, and his brother Prince William as best man, Prince Harry is also keen to involve his mother’s family in his wedding.
All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day.
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