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5 Royal Brides Who Didn't Walk Down the Aisle With Their Fathers

Brides Logo By Blair Donovan of Brides | Slide 1 of 6: With a mere three days to go until the long-awaited royal wedding, the question remains of who will walk future bride Meghan Markle down the aisle. After reportedly debating which of her parents would get to do the honors during her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace revealed in a statement May 4 that she ultimately chose her father, Thomas Markle, to give her away. However, pending health issues, a paparazzi scandal, and multiple changes of heart, it's unclear whether he will even attend the wedding in the first place, meaning Meghan may have to quickly resort to a back-up plan. And, thankfully, she has no shortage of viable options to step up to the task.To prove that it's more than acceptable, even by royal standards, to break aisle-walking wedding protocol, we rounded up five former royal brides who said "I do" without being escorted by their fathers. Whether it's a brother-in-law, uncle, or even Queen Victoria (perhaps QE2 will step up to the task), others have definitely stepped up to the plate (or altar) in royal weddings to escort the bride-to-be.Whoever Markle may choose to give her away on the big day, the moment still won't be anything short of spectacular (especially considering it will be Harry's first glimpse of his bride).

With a mere three days to go until the long-awaited royal wedding, the question remains of who will walk future bride Meghan Markle down the aisle. After reportedly debating which of her parents would get to do the honors during her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace revealed in a statement May 4 that she ultimately chose her father, Thomas Markle, to give her away. However, pending health issues, a paparazzi scandal, and multiple changes of heart, it's unclear whether he will even attend the wedding in the first place, meaning Meghan may have to quickly resort to a back-up plan. And, thankfully, she has no shortage of viable options to step up to the task.

To prove that it's more than acceptable, even by royal standards, to break aisle-walking wedding protocol, we rounded up five former royal brides who said "I do" without being escorted by their fathers. Whether it's a brother-in-law, uncle, or even Queen Victoria (perhaps QE2 will step up to the task), others have definitely stepped up to the plate (or altar) in royal weddings to escort the bride-to-be.

Whoever Meghan may choose to give her away on the big day, the moment still won't be anything short of spectacular (especially considering it will be Harry's first glimpse of his bride).

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