Monday 24 June 2019

Revealed: The special wedding gift Prince Charles gave daughter-in-law Meghan Markle on her big day

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walks along the picturesque Kingfisher Bay Jetty on October 22, 2018 in Fraser Island, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walks along the picturesque Kingfisher Bay Jetty on October 22, 2018 in Fraser Island, Australia
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, East Sussex, as part of their first joint official visit to Sussex

Karen Birney, THEVOW.ie

The father of the bride or groom is often forgotten about when it comes to the big day, however when it comes to the weddings of the British royals, it seems they tend to take a bit more of a starring role in proceedings.

Indeed for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex' big day back in May this year, it was the groom's father, Prince Charles, who was forced to step up to the mark and walk beaming bride Meghan up the aisle when her father Thomas was unable to attend the big day.

Meghan Markle arriving at Cliveden House Hotel on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate to spend the night before her wedding to Prince Harry. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan Markle arriving at Cliveden House Hotel on the National Trust's Cliveden Estate to spend the night before her wedding to Prince Harry. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

And it wasn't just aisle duties the Prince of Wales managed to excel at over the course of the wedding celebrations, he also did an excellent job when it came to choosing the perfect wedding gift for the bride-to-be.

Eagle-eyed royal watchers may have spotted the delicate diamond bracelet Meghan has worn on two separate occasions since that historic day in May, and now royal reporter Emily Andrews confirms that the so-called 'tennis bracelet' was in fact given to Meghan by her father-in-law as a wedding present.

The man has taste!

Meghan was first spotted with the pretty piece of jewellery the night before her wedding, when she checked into Cliveden House with her mother Doria.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (not in picture) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend welcome ceremony in Albert Park on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (not in picture) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend welcome ceremony in Albert Park on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex disembark from their plane on their arrival in Suva on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji
Prince Charles with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall
Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, arrive for the christening of Prince Louis Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, raises her glass as she attends a state dinner at Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji October 23, 2018. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk along Kingfisher Bay Jetty during a visit to Fraser Island on October 22, 2018 on Fraser Island, Australia

She has since wore it to Prince Charles' 70th birthday party, and most recently on tour in Australia with her now-husband Harry.

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