Meghan Markle confirmed on Thursday that her father will not be current to stroll her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday.
“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,” she mentioned in an announcement.
Thomas Markle’s look on the Windsor Castle ceremony on Saturday has been below a cloud of doubt for many of this week, as a sequence of U-turns have been reported over his intention to attend.
He was initially reported to have pulled out of the ceremony after a paparazzi scandal, the place he allegedly posed for a set of staged images offered for a reported $135,000 — in a breach of royal etiquette forward of the meticulously deliberate large day.
Sources advised US movie star web site TMZ he felt too embarrassed to attend within the fallout from the revelations.
He then signalled his intention to attend after being contacted by Markle through textual content, in accordance TMZ, however questions remained as he was as a result of endure coronary heart surgical procedure with simply days to go earlier than the wedding.
Meghan Markle’s assertion made by way of Kensington Palace, the official London residence of Prince Harry, confirmed that her father, who lives in Mexico, will not attend the wedding for well being causes.
“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 added within the assertion.
It has been extensively speculated within the UK media that Meghan Markle’s mom Doria Ragland might stand in to stroll her daughter down the aisle.