Heritage

Meghan Markle's Parents Will Spend Quality Time with Queen Elizabeth Before the Royal Wedding

Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland will finally meet the in-laws.
IMAGE GETTY IMAGES
Comments

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s families will finally meet in the same place at the same time—and it’s a much higher pressure situation than a typical gathering of the in-laws. Meghan Markle’s parents will meet key members of the royal family just one week before the couple ties the knot.

Kensington Palace announced Friday that Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland will arrive in the U.K. the week of the wedding. While they’re in the country, they will spend quality time with the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince William, and Duchess Kate. “Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms. Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding,” the palace said in a statement.

Thomas will walk Meghan down the aisle on the big day, while Doria will arrive at the church with her by car. It's unclear whether Meghan's half-siblings and other family members, who have spoken out against her in the press, have received invitations to attend.

Doria has met Harry on several occasions, including during the Invictus Gamesbefore their engagement. But Thomas may not have met Harry yet, let alone his royal relatives. In their interview after announcing their engagement, Meghan said“we’ve spent a lot of time with” her mother. “Her mum’s amazing,” Harry said. Meghan added that Harry had spoken to her father a few times, but “hasn’t been able to meet him just yet.” It’s unclear whether that has changed in the months since the big engagement.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
About The Author
Megan Friedman
View Other Articles From Megan Friedman
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
All the tricks you need to soften those smile lines.
 
Share
Don’t let this luxe wedding style intimidate you.
 
Share
NXTLVL Farms grows high-value crops inside container vans through hydroponic farming.
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
Artists Maria Jeona Zoleta and Emmanuel d'Aboville's celebrate with an intimate wedding at home.
 
Share
A Roman bath in the city, underwater hotel suites, a must-see festival, and more in China's largest city.
 
Share
It's the perfect place to go big with design.
 
Share
Here's everything you need to know about one half of the world's richest couple.
 
Share
It's from the writer of Love Actually and Notting Hill.
 
Share
Take a peek at the newly renovated Christopher in dreamy St. Barth's.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US