The royal family is giving Meghan Markle’s dad the sweetest gift

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  • And it's very traditional.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding date is fast approaching, with the couple set to tie the knot on May 19th at St George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle.

    With under two months to go until the big day, there’s plenty of wedding prep for the royal family and its guests, from finding the perfect fascinator (throwback to all of Kate Middleton’s hats) to buying the newlyweds a fitting wedding present – what to get the couple who has everything!

    Usually it’s customary for the couple getting married to receive presents, because well, they’re the ones getting married, but it turns out that it’s not just Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who will be receiving gifts at this wedding.


    That’s right. It looks like Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, will be receiving a special gift from the royal family – but his present should actually be arriving before the royal wedding.

    According to royal tradition the father of the bride will receive their very own coat of arms ahead of the wedding, personalised with symbols and colours to reflect their family.

    Kate Middleton’s father, Michael Middleton received a coat of arms illustrated with three acorns to represent his three children – Kate, Pippa and James – and a gold stripe to symbolise his wife, Carole Middleton.

    We can’t wait to see Thomas Markle’s coat of arms, and if royal tradition is anything to go by, it should be coming his way in just a couple of weeks.

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