The bride would have been inconsolable when her father refused to take her to the altar.
When Meghan Markle's father – Thomas Markle – revealed at the last minute that he would not be present at the daughter's wedding, the Duchess could not hide the emotions inside the palace walls, reports The Telegraph. According to the publication, the unexpected and somehow shocking news "left Meghan and Harry in tears".
If you recall, a few days before the wedding on May 19 of this year, photos of Thomas allegedly taken by paparazzi were revealed. However, it was soon discovered that such moments had been intentionally forged for photographers.
Thomas eventually gave up taking his daughter to the altar because the wedding week he underwent heart surgery.
"Perhaps it explains why the prince made so much effort to ensure that his fiancée would have everything he wanted for the big day," a source adds to the same publication.
On the day, Meghan entered the church by herself and was accompanied by her father-in-law, Prince Charles, to the altar.