Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Why Prince William will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

Why Prince William will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

After almost 70 years of producing royal merchandise, British luxury gift manufacturer Halcyon Days is hoping the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle will be a happy one for them as well as the bride and groom.

He said: "We hope the younger royals like William, Catherine, Harry and Meghan will recognise the huge persecution suffered by LGBT people in the Commonwealth and speak out as they have on many social issues".

The most senior members of the Royal family have also reportedly been through similar training exercises in the past.

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'There is a very special value in the insights we gain through the Commonwealth connection; shared inheritances help us overcome difference so that diversity is a cause for celebration rather than division.

"You know I think it's there for all to see how important, joyous, national events like this can bring very good things to the life of the nation whether that's in the tourism industry, or for hotels and restaurants, hospitality, or for small businesses like ours".

Newspapers poked fun at the future king's "dad dancing" when video footage emerged of his antics on the dance floor and in the DJ booth during the trip.

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One of the official photographs released to mark the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The service, which is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom, is held every year to celebrate the Queen's lifetime commitment to the Commonwealth as Head of its 53 countries. Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and the Countess of Wessex also made up the royal party.

The prince said they looked forward to travelling around the Commonwealth, meeting some of the 2.4 billion people from the 53 member states.

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Later on Monday, Prince Charles and Camilla and Prince William will be guests of the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, at the annual reception held at Marlborough House, the home of the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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