Doria was walking alongside her beautiful daughter as they arrived at Windsor Castle before the wedding. She looked very well put together and appeared to be beaming with pride as she and Meghan made their way inside. Just a short while later, she sat alone in her pew and watched her daughter marry a real life prince.
But when Ragland was inside the chapel, viewers couldn’t help but notice that Doria had seemingly been isolated from the rest of wedding party.
But, as it turns out, there is a very important reason for this. Royal expert, Alastair Bruce, explained the reasoning behind the decision to Town and Country:
“It’s very much a matter for the bride and the groom. They would have sought counsel from The Lord Chamberlain’s Office when deciding the seating. They will assist. They know the layout of St George’s Chapel, and they will guide him.”
A statement from Kensington Palace released before the ceremony took place, placed emphasis on the idea of order and custom during the momentous occasion:
“They hope this short journey will provide an opportunity for more people to come together around Windsor and to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day.
Following the service, there will be a reception at St George’s Hall for the couple and the guests from the congregation.
“Later that evening, the Prince of Wales will give a private evening reception for the couple and their close friends and family.
In addition to having the support of The Queen, his father The Prince of Wales, and his brother Prince William as best man, Prince Harry is also keen to involve his mother’s family in his wedding.”
“All three siblings of Diana, Princess of Wales will be in attendance and Lady Jane Fellowes will give the reading.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle both feel honoured Lady Jane will be representing her family and helping to celebrate the memory of the late Princess on the wedding day.”
The ceremony generally went off without any issues, much to everyone’s relief. It was officiated by David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, and Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The latter performed the vows and officially married the loving couple. Meghan was walked down the aisle by Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Revered Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church gave a special sermon during the ceremony.