After being flown in last minute, Meghan Markle’s mum has now been made to sit on her own, which is causing uproar on Twitter.
After accompanying her daughter to St George’s Chapel, Doria Ragland was seated on her own at the end of the bench, which the Internet felt was an odd decision.
One person wrote:
Why is Meghan Markle’s Mum sat on her own? Couldn’t they have put the Queen with her? She looks more lonely that the remaining cast of Avengers 4.
Is it just a bit weird and sad that Meghan Markle’s mum is on her own?
Despite being sat alone, Markle’s mum was very engaged with the ceremony and could be seen shedding a tear when the pair read their vows.
The two were pronounced husband and wife at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in front of family and friends, including The Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles and co-stars of the show Suits.
The ceremony was officiated by the Dean of Windsor David Conner and the Arch Bishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who performed the newlywed’s vows. During the ceremony, a sermon was given by Reverand Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church in the United States. After being declared husband and Wife Prince Harry and Meghan shared their first kiss in public as newlyweds on the steps of St. Geroge’s Chapel.
During the ceremony, Meghan was walked down the aisle by Prince Charles after her father Thomas Markle was forced to pull out due to last minute heart surgery this week. On the morning of the wedding, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, accompanied her daughter to Windsor Castle with select members of the wedding party.
Meghan released a statement following her father’s decision to pull out of the wedding in which she professes she has ‘always cared’ for him and hopes he can be given the time and space he needs to focus on his health.
She wowed millions of people across the world as she stepped out in her wedding dress. Harry, flanked by best man and older brother Prince William, donned his household cavalry suit. He sported a well-sculpted beard, despite it being a prerequisite for those who serve in the British army to be cleanly shaven.
Following the ceremony, the couple will be taking part in a carriage procession starting from St. George’s Chapel, through Windsor town before returning to Windsor Castle via the Long Walk. Alexi Lubomirski, the official wedding photographer will be taking pictures outside of Windsor Castle.
A statement from Kensington Palace, prior to the wedding, said:
They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day. Following the service, there will be a reception at St George’s Hall for the couple and the guests from the congregation. Later that evening, the Prince of Wales will give a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.
According to Kensington Palace, the wedding was attended by 600 guests, a modestly small gathering compared to the William and Kate’s wedding which boasted 1,900 guests. A group of 200 close acquaintances will be invited to an after-party at Frogmore House, a short walk from St George’s Chapel.