Meghan Markle will not have a maid of honor, palace confirms

While Prince Harry has chosen his brother Prince William to stand beside him at his May 19 nuptials, Meghan Markle will not have a maid of honor, a palace spokesperson revealed on Friday, May 4. And the reason is simply that she couldn’t narrow it down!

“She has a very close circle of friends and she could not just choose one. They will all be traveling to London that week to spend some quality time with her and she is pleased to have all their support there on her wedding day,” the aide said, adding that she and Harry will keep the royal tradition of having children as their bridesmaids and page boys. Those details will be revealed in the final week before the wedding.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Actors Abigail Spencer, Jordana Brewster, Meghan Markle and Sarah Hyland attend ELLE's 6th Annual Women in Television Dinner Presented by Hearts on Fire Diamonds and Olay at Sunset Tower on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: (L-R) Meghan Markle, Serena Williams and Hannah Davis participate in the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DirecTV)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Meghan Markle, Nina Agdal and Shay Mitchell participate in the DirecTV Beach Bowl at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for DirecTV)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Actors Abigail Spencer, Meghan Markle and Constance Zimmer attend ELLE's 6th Annual Women in Television Dinner Presented by Hearts on Fire Diamonds and Olay at Sunset Tower on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Georgina Chapman (L) and Meghan Markle attend the Marchesa show during Spring 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at New York Public Library on September 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Models Meghan Markle (L) and Petra Nemcova attend the Herve Leger By Max Azria fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Model Meghan Markle (L) and actress Jamie Chung attend an exclusive preview of the Marchesa Voyage for ShopStyle collection on September 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for ShopStyle)
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While her friends won’t be in her wedding party, they will be in attendance! Quantico star Priyanka Chopra revealed to Us last month that she will be attending the ceremony, as she’s been friends with the Suits alum, 37, for nearly three years.

“I’m so happy the way the world has responded to her because as long as I’ve known her … she is a relatable young woman of the world today. She’s that girl who thinks out of the box. She has always been an activist. She has always had a strong voice. She’s an ambitious girl of today,” she said. “I think the world needs strong role models like Meghan. I think, I hope, Meghan will end up being one of those people.”

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Britain's Prince Harry, and his fiancee Meghan Markle, leave after a visit to the Titanic tourist attraction in Belfast, Northern Ireland March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle meet local school children during a walkabout on a visit to Birmingham, Britain, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, throws a volleyball as he and Meghan Markle watch a sitting volleyball match during a visit to the team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in Bath, Britain, April 6, 2018. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, and Meghan Markle watch athletes at the team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in Bath, Britain, April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Catalyst Inc science park in Belfast, Northern Ireland March 23, 2018. Niall Carson/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry visit a cafe and social business called Social Bite in Edinburgh, Britain, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Owen Humphreys/Pool
Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry, meet members of the public during a walkabout on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle, Britain, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Milligan/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Britain, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Birchall/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Britain, January 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ben Birchall/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle greet well wishers as they leave after visiting radio station Reprezent FM, in Brixton, London January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend a Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration on ANZAC Day at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain, April 25, 2018. Eddie Mulholland/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive at a service at St Martin-in-The Fields to mark 25 years since Stephen Lawrence was killed in a racially motivated attack, in London, Britain, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society on April 19, 2018 in London, England. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, April 18, 2018. Yui Mok/Pool via Reuters
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Markle’s other close friends who will likely attend the wedding include TV producer Lindsay Roth – Markle served as maid of honor at Roth’s wedding – True Blood alum Janina Gavankar and stylist Jessica Mulroney.

In addition to her friends, the actress’ family will also serve a huge role in the wedding. Her mother will be getting ready with her ahead of the ceremony and her father will give her away.

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