LONDON – United States actress Meghan Markle said Thursday her father would not be attending her wedding to the United Kingdom’s Prince Harry.
In a statement released via Kensington Palace, the official London residence of her husband-to-be, Markle said her father Thomas, who lives in Mexico, needed to “focus on his health.”
“Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding,” Markle said. “Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.”
Thomas Markle, 73, who had been expected to walk his daughter down the aisle during her wedding to Harry, was reportedly recovering from heart surgery.
On Wednesday, the Palace announced that Harry’s three-year-old niece, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, would be one of Markle’s bridesmaids, and his four-year-old nephew Prince George would be one of the page boys at the wedding.