‘He’s happy’ Meghan Markle’s dad gives blessing to Prince Harry as engagement looms
Meghan Markle’s father is delighted to see his daughter find love with Prince Harry.
Sources close to the family said Thomas Markle is “happy” to see his Suits star daughter is loved up with the fifth in line to the throne.
And he could be preparing to walk Meghan down the aisle as rumours abound of an imminent engagement announcement for the young royals.
Thomas’ neighbour, Allison Leber, told the Mail on Sunday: “He’s happy his daughter’s with Prince Harry and he’s glad she’s found love.”
She added: “He’s happy as long as Meghan is happy.”
Thomas, 73, is said to be absolutely devoted to his daughter, and one of the first people she told about the budding relationship when she was secretly dating Prince Harry last year.
The former TV lighting designer, who now lives in Mexico, could be set to play a central role in an imminent Royal wedding now the relationship is hotting up.
As per tradition, Thomas Markle could walk actress Meghan down the aisle and give her away as she becomes a princess.
It’s also been speculated Prince Harry could go to him to ask for his blessing – and sources think Thomas will give his consent to the match.
Harry has already charmed Meghan’s mother Doria, who joined them at the Invictus Games in Toronto in September.
But as long as he makes Meghan happy, that’s more than enough to satisfy her doting dad.
A source said: “Tom loves Meghan more than anything and will support her on this journey, wherever it might lead. All he has ever wanted is for her to be happy.”
Although her parents separated when she was very young, Meghan has remained very close to her father and keeps in regular contact.
Her half brother Thomas Markle Jr., a child of her father’s first marriage, has told reporters: “She was a princess long before she met Harry. She was Daddy’s princess.”
Speculation about the Suits star’s father comes at the same time as reports Prince Harry’s aides have been told to start planning a wedding now.
Ms Markle and her royal lover are also said to have held a private meeting with the Queen, in what insiders claim could have been a call for her Majesty to give the couple her blessing.
It is believed the pair will marry in a low-profile ceremony, as Ms Markle, a divorcee, is ineligible to have a religious wedding under church rules.
The engagement is likely to be announced within the next few months – although it is not clear how soon it will come.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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