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‘It’s Poetic Justice’ Meghan Markle’ Sister Reveals Father Will Make Royal Wedding Speech

Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, will speak at the royal wedding, her older sister Samantha has claimed despite it previously being reported him making a speech was unlikely.

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Meghan Markle’s father will speak at the royal wedding, her older sister Samantha has claimed

Samantha Markle also hit out at claims that her father would be replaced by Meghan who was preparing to speak in place of her 73-year-old father.

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.

should not be deprived of the right that fathers have to give a proud speech at the 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.

By contrast, Meghan’s yoga-instructor mother has met the prince.

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.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 in front of around 800 guests

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 in front of around 800 guests at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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.”

Around three or four weeks later, the smitten royal managed to persuade Meghan to join him in Botswana, where they camped out with each other under the stars.

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.”

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