Thomas Markle, Father of Meghan Markle Will Not Attend His Daughter's
Thomas Markle, Father of Meghan Markle Will Not Attend His Daughter's "Royal" Wedding

The Royal Wedding Taking Place At Windsor: Prince Harry Marries Actress Meghan Markle Today.

It all started with a blind date that went really , really well.
It was in July 2016, not even two years ago .

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were set up by a mutual friend, a woman who thought they might click.

Those dates usually fail 99 out of 100 times — but this time something magical happened .

Less than two years later, they will marry : two people who found each other after years of searching . But Harry ’s status as a senior British royal and Markle ’s entertainment industry presence as a star on the TV series “Suits ” has turned Saturday’ s wedding into a global event .

From St . George ’ s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle , the royal wedding ceremony — complete with Anglican prayers and tradition , classical music and a gospel choir — will be beamed to tens of millions of TV viewers throughout the world .

“Windsor is absolutely bursting with excitement ,” said royal historian Hugo Vickers . “ There are cardboard cutouts of Meghan and Harry in every shop window , virtually . There ’s bunting all over the place . I ’ve never seen so many people in the streets of Windsor .”

He says there ’s substance and meaning to the event that goes beyond its glitzy surface .

“It’ s very glamorous,” he said . “But it is also the meeting , isn’ t it, between a once – wayward prince and an actress who has also addressed the United Nations — she ’s the first royal bride to have addressed the United Nations . She ’s a human rights activist and a feminist and a global ambassador for charities .

“She ’s led her own life . .. she ’s not coming onto the scene without credentials . She’ s a highly proficient, very articulate young lady ,” he said .