The 36-year-old former American actress asked her father-in-law-to-be and the Prince of Wales to walk by her side at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after it was confirmed that her father Thomas Markle Sr would not be attending the wedding ceremony due to ill-health, having reportedly undergone a heart procedure earlier this week.
"He's a very warm person and that he's doing this is a sign of his love and concern and support," he said.
The 69-year-old heir to the British throne has some practice of this role, having previously escorted Alexandra Knatchbull, the daughter of his close friend, down the aisle at her high society wedding to Thomas Hooper in 2016.
After days of speculation, Markle finally confirmed yesterday that "sadly" her own father will not be walking her down the aisle, adding that she cares for him and hopes that "he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health".
It had been expected that her mother Doria Ragland might step into the role as she is accompanying her daughter in the wedding car when she arrives at the chapel.
However, there was no royal protocol preventing Markle from choosing a member of the royal family or a close friend from escorting her, or decide to walk alone.
Ragland, the 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker who divorced Thomas Markle when Meghan was a little girl, flew into London from Los Angles earlier this week and met Prince Charles and Camilla and Prince William and Kate along with their kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Clarence House here.
Prince Philip, 96, has been recovering from a hip operation.
There had been widespread speculation over Thomas Markle's attendance at the wedding ceremony after allegedly staged paparazzi photographs of him emerged in the media.
The wedding day "order of service", printed long before, still has his name on the list.
Meanwhile, the finishing touches are being added to the royal wedding preparations in Windsor, about 42 kms from here.
So-called royal "super fans" have already begun camping out in Windsor to secure the best spots of the wedding procession tomorrow.
The bride will stay at the Cliveden House Hotel, set in a historic estate in Taplow, Berkshire, with her mother. As per tradition, the bride and groom are expected to spend time apart from each other on the night before their wedding.
According to the weather forecast, Windsor is expected to see "ideal" wedding conditions tomorrow, with balmy temperatures and clear skies accompanied by a light breeze.
The palace had revealed earlier that Prince Harry's niece, three-year-old Princess Charlotte, will be one of the six young girls chosen as bridesmaids at the wedding.
Her elder brother, Prince George, aged four, will be a pageboy among a total of 10 children chosen for the roles.
So far, all details of the bride's and bridesmaids' dresses and the pageboys' uniforms remain under wraps.
Local Thames Valley Police have said the wedding is expected to attract thousands of people and reporters from around the world to Windsor and that their planning is well under way, with security barriers and CCTV cameras.
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