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‘Why couldn’t it be her mother?’ Meghan Markle’s Prince Charles choice sparks debate

Meghan Markle’s decision to ask Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle Saturday, in the absence of her ailing father, has left her future father-in-law “touched,” and delighted some royals fans, who see it as sign of the extent to which Prince Harry’s rich and powerful family have “totally embraced” the American actress.
But others reacting to Friday morning’s Twitter  announcement  from Kensington Palace were disappointed. That’s because they had hoped to see a more “modern” solution breaking out on a day that’s usually heavy with displays of royal pomp and traditions going back centuries.
The Plan B of Prince Charles taking such a front and center role at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, was necessitated by Thomas Markle pulling out of the wedding earlier this week. The reclusive 73-year-old former Hollywood lighting designer initially decided to pull out of the chance of giving his daughter away because he was caught up in a paparazzi controversy, but he ultimately had no choice but to not travel to England after he suffered a health emergency that required heart surgery.
Many fans, media outlets and even oddsmakers were expecting to see Doria Ragland step into the traditional father-of-the-bride job. After all, the 61-year-old social worker and yoga instructor from Los Angeles raised Meghan as a single mom after she and Thomas Markle divorced when Meghan was 6.
Many loved the potential symbolism of watching an African-American woman and mother granted such an honored position at a British royal event and on the global stage.

No, it should of been her Mum to do it. She brought her up and she should do it. In general I think the mother's should do it anyway, after all in most situations the mother does everything for their child over the father. (In my experiences)
— Aimee Dey 
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