Meghan Markle's reply to Prince Charles' wedding day offer proves her 'confidence'

Meghan Markle, Meghan Markle's confidence
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Meghan Markle gave Prince Charles a four word reply to his offer of walking her down the aisle and experts have claimed it proves she had 'confidence'.

Meghan Markle's 'confidence' was shown when she accepted an offer for Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle when she tied the knot with Prince Harry back in 2018, royal experts have claimed.

The Duchess of Sussex was due to have her father Thomas Markle give her away on her wedding day, after his important role was confirmed, but it was confirmed just days before that her father would not be attending. At the time, he admitted he felt it would be best to not walk Meghan down the aisle because he didn't want to "embarrass the Royal Family or his daughter." He also shared that he had suffered a heart attack six days prior due to the stresses of the situation.

And with her veteran uncle Michael not invited to the ceremony on May 19th, at St George's Chapel, Windsor, it was her father-in-law to be Prince Charles who offered to walk her down the aisle on her big day.

But Meghan's reply of acceptance is said to have taken the Prince of Wales by surprise.

She asked, "Can we meet halfway?," according to a new biography of The Queen by Robert Hardman, serialised on MailOnline.

The author noted that it "was an indicator that this was no blushing bride, but a confident, independent woman determined to make a grand entrance on her own."

Meghan Markle, Meghan Markle's confidence

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Meghan Markle and her bridal party walk down the aisle of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding to Prince Harry on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle's 'confidence' was shown when she did just that, the Duchess to be entered St George's Chapel on her own, wearing her wedding dress, complete with train and long flowing veil that her pageboys helped carry behind.

And half-way down the aisle, Prince Charles was waiting to accompany her at the archway, before they made their way up the final half of the chapel to where Prince Harry was stood at the head of the alter.

Meghan Markle and Prince Charles

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Meghan Markle walks up the aisle with the Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle during her wedding to Prince Harry on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/ - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

And in the run up to the ceremony, the Queen showed her confidence in Meghan as she appointed her Commonwealth Youth ambassador.

Meghan Markle's 'confidence' was even shown when she accompanied Prince Harry to the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Summit.

Prince Charles and Meghan Markle

US actress Meghan Markle (L), accompanied by Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) walks down the aisle toward her husband-to-be Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 during their wedding ceremony. (Photo by Owen Humphreys / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read OWEN HUMPHREYS/AFP via Getty Images)

But their duties as senior working members of the royal family was short lived as in 2020 the couple quit the UK after stepping back from the Royal Family.

You can watch coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding day in full below...

In recent months the relationship between Prince Harry and Prince Charles is said to have been strained following his departure from the UK as Harry claimed his father had 'stopped taking his calls' after he moved to LA with his wife Meghan and their son Archie, who is now aged two.

The couple now has daughter Lilibet Diana, eight months, and Prince Charles is yet to meet her in person.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)