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Meghan Markle confirms father will not attend wedding

CONFIRMED: Meghan Markle

MEGHAN MARKLE has confirmed that her father Thomas will not be in attendance art her wedding.

In a statement, Ms. Markle 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."

Thomas Markle Sr, 73, had been due to walk his daughter down the aisle, but reportedly underwent heart surgery on Wednesday (May 16), according to TMZ.

The entertainment site reported that he was “alert and coherent” after doctors implanted three stents. It quoted him as saying: “I’m OK. It will take a long time to heal. Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited.”

The soon-to-be bride did not reveal who would be walking her down the isle during the nuptials in Windsor this Saturday (May 19).

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