As Doria Ragland sat in the chapel at Windsor watching her daughter Meghan marry Prince Harry, many around the world felt sorry for her - she was alone, clearly welling up at the emotion of the occasion and there was no one close by to give her a reassuring hug.
But then - Prince Charles came to to the rescue!
Not only did he step in and walk Meghan down the aisle when her father Thomas couldn’t do it, he took Doria under his wing - taking her hand as they both walked out to sign the register. And then, as the wedding party left the church, he linked arms with both Ragland and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, including her and making her feel welcomes into the family. What a guy!
Meanwhile Thomas Markle has spoken from his hospital bed - telling TMZ today that he watched the wedding and regretted not being there.
"My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy,” he told the gossip site.
"I wish I were there and I wish them all my love and all happiness."
Amen to that!
He went on to say that watching the ceremony was "emotional and joyful."
He said: "The service was beautiful and it's history. I will always regret not being able to be there and not being able to hold my daughter's hand."
"My baby girl is a duchess and I love her so much... When you watch your child get married, every thought goes through your mind, every memory from the first day she was born, the first time I held her.
"Now I pray that Harry and Meghan can go on a nice honeymoon and rest and relax, and all of my relatives will just shut up about everything.”