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Meghan Markle’s father will give her away

Family: Meghan with dad
and (below) with Harry PICS: TIM STEWART/PA

MEGHAN MARKLE’S father is set to walk his daughter down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry.

Thomas Markle will take his place beside Harry’s bride-to-be before the wedding ceremony begins, according to Meghan’s half-sister Samantha.

There had been speculation about whether Mr Markle would be invited to give his daughter away at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel in May.

But Samantha Markle confirmed the arrangement during a TV interview with presenter Matthew Wright. Asked if her father would be attending the wedding, Samantha replied: ‘Yes he is, God forbid unless a plane crashes through his roof, he’ll be there one way or the other.’

Speaking from Florida, she told Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff: ‘So any rumour to the contrary is — my favourite new word is becoming “oh rubbish”. Yeah, so he will be there.’

She distanced herself from comments about a tweet she posted which was interpreted as criticising the prince after he said his relatives were the family his actress fiancée ‘never had’.

When it was suggested Harry’s comments last month were ‘hurtful’ she replied she was not hurt, adding: ‘My response was taken far out of context. There was never slamming, it was never negative.’