Meghan Markle’s mother has arrived in London in advance of the Royal Wedding. Doria Ragland flew to London to help her daughter prepare for her upcoming wedding to Prince Harry, Us Weekly confirms.
Ragland is reportedly staying at Kensington Palace with Harry and her daughter. Ragland will meet the entire royal family — including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Duchess Kate — in the next few days, along with her ex-husband and Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, who is scheduled to arrive in the U.K. later today.
“Ms. Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion,” Prince Harry’s press secretary said in a statement on Friday, May 4. “Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms. Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding.”
Markle’s parents will attend a private rehearsal at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle next week. As previously reported, Harry’s communications secretary recently announced that Thomas Markle will escort the bride down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel on May 19.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have invited about 600 people to their wedding and the queen’s reception at St. George’s Hall.
And while many would expect the royal couple to be whisked away on their honeymoon to somewhere fabulous immediately following the wedding celebration, not so fast says Kensington Palace.
The two have planned to delay their getaway, reports Fox News.
“The couple will be going on honeymoon, but not straightaway,” Kensington Palace spokesman Jason Knauf said. “They will have their first engagement as a married couple in the week after the wedding.”
It seems their busy schedule is to blame for the honeymoon hold-up but when they do break-free from all the royal protocols required of them, Prince Harry and Markle are expected to honeymoon in Namibia.
The popular couple chose Namibia for its privacy, but now that the paparazzi know where they’ll be, we’re pretty sure some honeymoon pics will surface on the internet.
And we can’t wait!