Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding has been most talked about wedding in the world in 2018. According to reports more than 1.9 Billion people watched their wedding worldwide.
Every father's dream is to stay present in his daughter's wedding and give her blessing himself, however, Meghan's father was not able to attend the wedding due to the health issue. Meghan Markle's father has spoken about his grief at being unable to walk his daughter down the aisle to wed Prince Harry in Windsor Castle last month.
Thomas Markle said he cried as he watched his daughter's wedding on television in a small rented hideout in California and felt jealous that Prince Charles got to perform the role.
"I absolutely wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle The unfortunate thing for me now is I'm a footnote to the greatest moment in history rather than the dad who walked his daughter down the aisle. That upsets me somewhat," Markle said.
The 73-year-old, who is still recovering from his heart surgery, said he got to know Prince Harry over the telephone before giving his blessing to their marriage. He said, "Meghan told me first and then a few minutes after that Harry got on the phone and asked for her hand. I said you're a gentleman, promise me you'll never raise a hand against her."
In an interview with a leading online portal, Markle said Harry made a great pick in his daughter, who has been a princess since the day she was born. Asked about the possibility of a royal baby being soon on the way, he said his daughter had "wanted children for a long time".
Markle also claimed that he discussed politics with his new royal son-in-law, including the US President and Brexit.
Thomas had prepared a speech for Harry, Meghan's wedding. Saying he had prepared a speech for the big day, Markle said he hoped to regale wedding guests with the story of how he had told her about "this nice British guy" before thanking the royal family for welcoming her.
"I couldn't be more proud of those two, I think they'll do a fabulous job. They're great and I love them dearly," he added.
It is really sad that her father missed such an important day but it is also good that his health has now improved.