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Meghan Markle will not have a Maid of Honour at her wedding

Kensington Palace has announced a large collection of updates surrounding the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May.

One of those updates is that Meghan Markle appears not to have a Maid of Honour.

Last week, Prince Harry announced that he has picked his brother, Prince William, as his Best Man.

In the statement from Kensington Palace, they note that Meghan will “will be joined by some of the Bridesmaids and Page Boys before she continues her journey to the church” after departing from her mother, Doria Ragland who will travel with Meghan to the church. There is no mention of a Maid of Honour.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, Pippa Middleton, followed in the same fashion at her wedding last year. The Duchess was on hand to help organise the children but was not there in a role of Maid of Honour.

Meghan Markle’s parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, will arrive in the UK a week before their daughter marries Prince Harry to spend time with The Queen and The Royal Family.

The visit will be the first time Meghan’s dad meets his future son-in-law Prince Harry.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding.

“Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland will be arriving in the UK in the week of the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry’s family, including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to spend time with them before the big day.”

Meghan’s parents will play a big part in her wedding to Prince Harry.

Her dad, Thomas Markle, will walk his daughter up the aisle on her wedding day.

Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, will travel to St George’s Chapel by car beside her daughter.

Additional reporting by Charlie Proctor