Soon-to-be bride Meghan Markle has released a statement confirming that her father, Thomas Markle, will be absent from the royal wedding.
Meghan’s father, who resides in Mexico, recently revealed that he suffered a heart attack and will be missing the wedding.
The Kensington Palace had released a statement asking that privacy be accorded to both the couple and Thomas Markle.
Meghan has however confirmed that her father will indeed be absent from the wedding. She wrote in a statement released by the Kensington Palace:
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.