Meghan Markle’s father will speak at the royal wedding, her older sister Samantha has claimed
Meghan’s sister, from Florida, said: “Of course my father wants to speak at the wedding and he will. He is proud and looks forward to it.
“A father speaking at a wedding is not patriarchy, it is poetic justice.
“A proud and loving father should not be denied of the joy of speaking at his daughter’s wedding.
“He wants to speak and it’s his right as a father.”
Meghan’s father also is expected to walk his daughter down the aisle.
But, Mr Markle, who is an award-winning TV show lighting expert, is yet to meet Harry.
However, Mr Markle is said to be impressed by Prince Harry and he said the couple are a “good match”.
It is tradition at British weddings for the father-of-the bride to make a speech followed by the groom and the best man.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 in front of around 800 guests
In a televised interview on the day of their engagement Harry revealed the pair have a mutual friend to thank for meeting.
He said: “It was definitely a set up…it was a blind date for sure.”
Harry said: “She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.
“So then we were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to know each other.”