By J. Zamgba Browne
Former actress Meghan Markle, who will marry Britain’s Prince Harry on May 19, is reportedly planning her own speech on the occasion, offering “affectionate” praise of new husband, thanks to the Queen and a few suitable jokes.
Markle, whose dad, David is an award-winning Hollywood writing director lives a quiet life in Mexico.
He is expected to walk his daughter down the aisle, but may not make a formal speech in front of hundreds of guests and senior members of the Royal Family
The African American actress , had previously said she would break from tradition and have her mother, Doria Ragland a yoga instructor in Hollywood walk her down the down the aisle instead of her dad.
A decision for Markle to give a speech would reflect a growing trend in Britain. But while women are choosing more to speak at their own wedding, a survey in 2016, suggested only 16 percent thought they should be obliged.
The bride-to-be is likely to be keen to ensure her mother has equal credit and prominence as her father at the wedding. Markle reportedly wants to have the chance to thank her husband and everyone who has supported her and Harry.
While many elements of the Royal wedding will be traditional. Prince Harry and Markle, who are planning the event themselves, are keen to “reflect their characters and personalities” in their hosting, with a little tasteful deviation from the Royal weddings of decades past.
Meanwhile, it is considered vanishingly unlikely that Prince Harry and Makle will choose to include the bride’s promise to “obey” the groom in her vows.