Meghan Markle has officially confirmed that her father, Thomas Markle, will not be attending her royal wedding, nor will he be walking her down the aisle.
The former actress' dream wedding to Prince Harry is taking place on Saturday (May 19) at St. George’s Chapel in the U.K. However, Thomas has been experiencing heart problems within the past week that's forced him to seek medical care. Then, we learned that the father would undergo heart surgery. That procedure took place on Wednesday (May 16) and reports say that it went well.
Meghan is very sad about her father not being there for her big day. But, she understands that his health comes first and she wouldn't have it any other way. In a new statement provided by Kensington Palace, Meghan said: "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.
"I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday."
This statement comes right after Meghan and Prince Harry revealed the 10 members of their bridal party. The big day is almost here and we're sure that even though the bride-to-be would have liked her father to be there, she's still going to have the best day of her life. Who knows? Maybe her mother will walk her down the aisle, instead. We'll have to watch and see!
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