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Prince Harry Opened Up About Prince Charles Stepping In To Walk Meghan Down The Aisle

“He immediately said, ‘Yes, of course, I’ll do whatever Meghan needs, and I’m here to support you.’”

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One of the most touching moments of the year was when Prince Charles walked Meghan Markle down the aisle during her and Prince Harry’s wedding.

Meghan’s father, Thomas, pulled out of attending the wedding only several days before. In a statement released by Meghan, she said: “I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.”
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Meghan’s father, Thomas, pulled out of attending the wedding only several days before. In a statement released by Meghan, she said: “I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.”

Now, in a BBC documentary, Prince, Son and Heir, to mark Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, members of the royal family talked about what it was like for Prince Charles to step in at the last minute.

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“I asked him to, and I think he knew it was coming,” Prince Harry told the BBC. “And he immediately said, ‘Yes, of course, I’ll do whatever Meghan needs, and I’m here to support you.’”

“For him, that’s a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support. And of course he’s our father, so of course he’s going to be there for us.”
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“For him, that’s a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support. And of course he’s our father, so of course he’s going to be there for us.”

When Prince Charles and Meghan reached the aisle, Harry thanked his father.

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Asked about this moment, Harry said: “I’ve been brought up well. I mean, you’ve got to say thank you. Just because he’s my father, that doesn’t mean I can just sort of go, ‘OK, that’s all, I’ll take it from here.’”

He then joked: “Though that is what I wanted to say.”“I was very grateful for him to be able to do that.”
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He then joked: “Though that is what I wanted to say.”

“I was very grateful for him to be able to do that.”

When Camilla was asked about this moment, and Harry’s words to his father, she said: “I think that was very touching. Sitting where I was, you couldn’t hear what he said, but afterwards, watching it on the television, I think it was a very lovely gesture.”

She went on to say: “A lot of people seeing my husband actually take the bride’s mother by the hand to sign the registry, it’s something that moved everybody.”
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She went on to say: “A lot of people seeing my husband actually take the bride’s mother by the hand to sign the registry, it’s something that moved everybody.”

And of course, who can forget the words Harry said to Meghan after Prince Charles had given her away: “You look amazing.”

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You can watch Prince, Son and Heir on BBC iPlayer if you are in the United Kingdom.