Meghan Markle’s father will not be attending her Royal wedding
After days of speculation, Meghan Markle confirmed this statement: “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.”
Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle Sr, 73, was supposed to attend her daughter’s wedding and walk her down the aisle at St George’s chapel.
But, TMZ reported that he underwent heart surgery on Wednesday and would be unable to attend the wedding.
TMZ also reported that after implanting three stents Thomas was “alert and coherent”. He said, “I’m OK. It will take a long time to heal. Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited.”
Her mother, Doria Ragland, 61, however, will be present at the wedding and flew to Heathrow on Wednesday. She will be accompanying Meghan in the bridal car on Saturday, and possibly walking her down the aisle as well.
Thomas still hasn’t met his future son-in-law. He has also not met the Queen, he was supposed to meet her this week and some other senior members of the Royal family.
It’s understandable that Meghan is a bit upset that her father cannot attend the wedding, but she is determined to make her day special and not ruin it for her and Harry.