It is just 2-days to Meghan Markle and Prince William’s wedding and the bride-to-be today confirmed that her father will not attend her royal wedding as it emerged she is still ‘tearful’ about the chaos he has caused.
Thomas Markle is in hospital following heart surgery days after he embarrassed his daughter with a series of ‘staged’ paparazzi photographs that threatened to overshadow her big day.
After days of silence, Meghan was forced to make an extraordinary and moving statement confirming he will no longer walk her down the aisle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on Saturday.
She 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’.
The former Suits star added: ‘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’s father was a workaholic who already had two children from his first marriage to Rosyln Loveless when he met Doria, Meghan’s mother.
He worked in show business, winning awards for lighting direction, and won £560,000 on the lottery which allowed Meghan to be privately educated.
But he split with his wife and left Los Angeles for Mexico after declaring himself bankrupt with credit card debts of £24,180.
He now lives as a recluse in Rosarito in Mexico