US News Windsor gearing up for royal wedding rehearsal

09:36  17 may  2018
09:36  17 may  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

Thousands watch troops in dress rehearsal for Windsor wedding

  Thousands watch troops in dress rehearsal for Windsor wedding Roads around the town were closed as wellwishers basked beneath blue skies and beaming sunshine.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were the only key figures missing from a dress rehearsal in Windsor ahead of the royal wedding.

> < With only a week to go until Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle tie the knot, Windsor is starting to gear itself up for the big day.

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The couple are getting married at Windsor Castle (Steve Parsons/PA) © Provided by The Press Association The couple are getting married at Windsor Castle (Steve Parsons/PA)

A rehearsal for the royal wedding is due to take place in Windsor later.

Some 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part in Saturday’s festivities, lining the streets as the newlywed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle head on a 25-minute carriage ride through the town.

After months of planning, Thursday’s dry-run will give organisers a chance to put some finishing touches to the global event.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on Saturday © PA Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on Saturday

But as the big day nears, it was reported that Ms Markle’s father has been left “heartbroken” as he will miss the wedding.

Meghan's sadness over father's wedding absence

  Meghan's sadness over father's wedding absence Meghan Markle has spoken of her sadness that her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.  Issuing a statement just two days before the ceremony, Ms Markle settled the disputed matter of whether her father will be walking her down the aisle."Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding," she said. © Other Thomas Markle "I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health," she added.Thomas Markle reportedly underwent heart surgery this week and was believed to be recuperating in hospital on Thursday.

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Thomas Markle is said to have successfully undergone heart surgery on Wednesday to implant three stents, so will be unable to give his daughter away as he needs time to recover.

He told US website TMZ he was “OK”, although it will take a “long time to heal”.

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“Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited,” he said.

Ms Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, has been tipped as a stand-in to walk their daughter down the aisle at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.

On Wednesday, Thomas Markle Jr, the brother of Ms Markle, visited Windsor to see where his sibling will marry Prince Harry.

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  Don't mention the... pub's 'swear box' for nuptials Those who are sick of the royal wedding may find solace in a Derby pub, which has banned all mention of the nuptials on Saturday. The Alexandra Hotel will even fine people with a "swear box" for those who let slip anything about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day. © Getty One of the posters on display at the pub The landlady, Anna Dyson-Edge, also fined people for chatting about Prince William and Catherine's wedding in 2011, and brought the idea back this year after raising £400 for charity.Posters have gone up around the pub showing the royal couple with red crosses through their faces.

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The couple are planning a 25-minute carriage ride through the town © PA The couple are planning a 25-minute carriage ride through the town

He told the Mirror: “My dad will be heartbroken that he cannot be with Meg in Windsor to walk her down the aisle. He would have moved heaven and earth to be there.”

Mr Markle Jr said his sister will be a “perfect modern princess” and “one of the best things ever to have happened to the royal family”.

Members of Ms Markle’s family have travelled to the UK amid intense attention from the world’s media.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, her half-sister, Samantha Markle, was reportedly injured following a “paparazzi confrontation” in Florida.

Her partner, named by TMZ as Mark, told the website that their car hit a concrete barrier after attempting to avoid a photographer. Ms Markle had apparently been left with a broken ankle and a fractured knee and was receiving treatment in hospital, he said.

Meghan 'will walk alone' down first half of aisle

  Meghan 'will walk alone' down first half of aisle Meghan 'will walk alone' down first half of aisleThe former Suits actress, 36, will meet Prince Charles halfway at the church's quire - the top end of the church where the clergy and choir are usually seated.

Scotland Yard's cavalry arm put its ceremonial division, known as the Grey Escort, through its paces ahead of the royal wedding , and the military geared up for an overnight dress rehearsal involving hundreds of service personnel expected to line the procession route.

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Mr Markle Jr reportedly said Kensington Palace should have offered his father more guidance about how to handle the intense media spotlight.

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Pictures of Mr Markle Sr appeared in a number of British newspapers, which it later emerged were staged, prompting him to drop out of the wedding, telling TMZ he did not want to “embarrass the royal family or his daughter”.

On Monday, he reportedly missed a call from his daughter and she later told him she loved him in a text message and said she was concerned about his health.

Mr Markle Sr changed his mind and said he wanted to be “part of history” and would travel to the UK, but the surgery meant he was prevented from travelling.

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Samantha Markle told The Sun she was worried about her father and claimed she had wired money to the 73-year-old.

She said: “He is badly in need of help. I’m dreadfully worried about him. He’s completely on his own.”

Despite her parents divorcing when she was six, Harry’s future wife has remained close to her father. Responding to reports surrounding her father’s attendance at the wedding, Kensington Palace said on Monday that it was a “deeply personal moment for Ms Markle.”

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