As Meghan Markle walks down the aisle, she will do something no royal has ever done before.

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Meghan Markle is not your average royal bride.

The 36-year-old is bucking against tradition by walking herself down part of the aisle when she gets married today, and people are already calling it a bold feminist move.

According to CNN, Meghan will be greeted at the West Door of St George’s Chapel by a member of the clergy, and she will then be unescorted as she makes her way down the chapel nave, walking with just her bridesmaids and pageboys, while a senior church figure leads the way.

Prince Charles will step in and escort her once she reaches the Quire, which is where the main royals will be seated.

Although Charles will walk her to the foot of the altar, he won’t actually be giving her away.

Instead, Charles will take a step back as Meghan presents herself to Prince Harry, and, well… You go, girl.


Meghan is the first royal bride to ever do this.

Apparently Meghan came up with the plan herself after her dad was unable to escort her down the aisle, and Princes Charles and Harry, 33, are reportedly in full support.

Although Meghan was hoping her dad would give her away at her wedding, sources say she was always planning on walking the first part by herself.

According to CNN, Meghan’s “decision indicates that she wishes to assert herself as a strong, independent woman who is prepared to challenge royal norms”.

It was announced last night that Charles, 69, would be walking Meghan down the aisle with her father unable to attend.

“Ms Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to The Royal Family in this way.”

Meghan and Charles have reportedly developed a sweet bond, with Harry saying his dad was one of the first people to really welcome Meghan into the royal family.