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Meghan Markle Confirms Father Won't Attend Royal Wedding in New Statement

Meghan Markle Confirms Father Won't Attend Royal Wedding in New Statement

Meghan Markle has made a rare statement about her father, Thomas Markle, confirming that he will not be in attendance at the Royal Wedding on Saturday (May 19).

“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 36-year-old former actress said. “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 dad underwent heart surgery amid the drama that he staged photos and pulled out of the big day.

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  • ЯR

    I think it’s awkward that Harry has never met Meghan’s father…. he should have met him a long time ago, it would have been good manners and much of this circus might not have happened. I used to root for this couple but I think they’re being dishonest about a lot of things. I doubt that this marriage will last but that’s their problem, not mine.

  • Robin

    I wonder what’s really going on behind closed doors, I don’t trust PH and MM one bit at this point. My guess is he was never coming to the wedding and all this is just damage control. Her mother got the much better treatment from the palace, Harry and Meghan the whole time. There were some articles a couple of weeks ago which said she actually wants that her mother walks her down the aisle, not her father – looks like she got what she wanted.

  • lolo13

    When has the royal family has not been dishonest lol but you’re right. A lot of things don’t add up but then again her family seems like a bunch of creeps, no wonder she cut them off a long time ago..

  • Mariano

    So much drama and they’re not even married yet. The inevitable divorce will sure be entertaining and interesting. Meghan and her family won’t go quietly away. I hope Harry has a good prenup.

  • plez

    “I have always cared for my father”
    Cared? Sounds like she not that close to her father. But I agree the paps need to leave the man alone and the half siblings need to shut up and get out of Meghan’s life.

  • cuzjcacjo

    “care” says it all. why did she even bother to release this statement? she’s so self-absorbed. this marriage is so gonna be over.

  • Casey C

    she isn’t that close to him. used to be, but not in years

  • Sara

    There won’t be any divorce. She will pry the chance to be princess out of Harry’s cold, dead hands before she lets that happen. She doesn’t care who she’s marrying, just what it can get her.

  • Cheryl Key

    If Harry had a brain he would not show up either. Markle is real Hollywood Trash. this wedding is a joke and a disgrace for the royal family.

  • girl93

    This wedding is a huge mess…

  • DEADP00L

    This is the coldest statement I have ever read. The wedding means more to her than her own father. How on earth has the groom never once met her father? How in all their dating did her family never come up?

    This is not the statement of somebody who loves anybody. This is a cold statement of a social climber.

  • Jessie

    I don’t know why I expect compassion from the comments section on the internet. You all know nothing about her relationship with her father. I am not close to my parents. There was a lot of abuse and neglect I experienced growing up and my parents were never in a good place to repair that relationship. That wouldn’t change because I became famous and I certainly wouldn’t pretend to have a relationship I didn’t have for my wedding day just for the sake appearances. I suffered a lot of pain growing up and moving on was hard. She isn’t responsible for her family and how they behave. If she isn’t close to her parents, of course she isn’t going to introduce them to her in laws or have them at her wedding. She’s just a normal person. I don’t know what you all expect.