MEGHAN Markle has finally spoken about the drama surrounding her family and confirmed her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.
In a statement issued Thursday night (AEST) by Kensington Palace, Ms Markle revealed Thomas Markle, 73, will not be at Windsor Castle.
“Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding,” the statement said.
“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 reportedly told TMZ this morning that he was out of surgery and that surgeons implanted three stents in his blood vessels.
The website stated he was “coherent and alert”.
Her statement follows a horror few days for the former Suits actor, whose family members have dominated headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Her mother was given the VIP treatment as she landed at Heathrow Airport from LAX to be by her daughter’s side, amid speculation she will be walking Meghan down the aisle. Prince Charles is another possibility.
Doria was immediately whisked away in a convoy. She was picked up by a Kensington Palace aide.
The 61-year-old yoga instructor was carrying a Burberry garment bag — which sparked further speculation that she may be wearing the luxury British designer to the wedding.
More to come