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US News Meghan's sadness over father's wedding absence

18:40  17 may  2018
18:40  17 may  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Palace plea as Meghan's dad may not attend wedding

  Palace plea as Meghan's dad may not attend wedding Kensington Palace has asked for "understanding" ahead of Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle amid reports her father will not attend. "This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding," said a palace spokesman."She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.

Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father will not be at the royal wedding on Saturday. She issued a statement just two days ahead of the ceremony, and hours before she and Harry attended Windsor Castle for what is believed to have been a wedding rehearsal.

Meghan sad over father ' s wedding absence . Meghan Markle has spoken of her sadness that her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. Issuing a statement just two days before the ceremony, Ms Markle settled the disputed matter of whether her father will be walking

 Video: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at Windsor Castle (Provided by ITN News)

Meghan Markle has spoken of her sadness that her father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. 

Issuing a statement just two days before the ceremony, Ms Markle settled the disputed matter of whether her father will be walking her down the aisle.

"Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding," she said.

Meghan Markle's father reportedly can't attend royal wedding due to scheduled heart surgery

  Meghan Markle's father reportedly can't attend royal wedding due to scheduled heart surgery Early on Tuesday, Meghan Markle’s father said that he wanted to be a part of the historic royal wedding by walking his daughter down the aisle. After two days of flip-flopping, Thomas’ decision has been made for him by doctors as TMZ reports he will undergo heart surgery to clear a blockage, repair damage and put a stent where it needs to be after he reportedly had a heart attack last week.

Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father , who had been expected to walk her down the aisle, will not be at her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. She said she hoped he could be given space to focus on his health. Ms Markle and Prince Harry have held a rehearsal at St George' s Chapel

Thomas Markle Sr., Meghan ' s biological father , will not be there to walk Meghan down the aisle. On Thursday, two days before the wedding , Meghan released a statement via the Kensington Palace, announcing her decision to move forward with the wedding without her father present.

Thomas Markle © Other Thomas Markle "I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health," she added.

Thomas Markle reportedly underwent heart surgery this week and was believed to be recuperating in hospital on Thursday.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pictured leaving Kensington Palace as they head to Windsor for wedding rehearsals © Other Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pictured leaving Kensington Palace as they head to Windsor for wedding rehearsals Ms Markle added a note of thanks to the public who have been sharing messages of support for the couple and their families.

"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," she said.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle © PA Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Mr Markle, 73, allegedly staged paparazzi photographs of himself in the run-up to the wedding at Windsor Castle.

Thousands watch troops in dress rehearsal for Windsor wedding

  Thousands watch troops in dress rehearsal for Windsor wedding Roads around the town were closed as wellwishers basked beneath blue skies and beaming sunshine.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were the only key figures missing from a dress rehearsal in Windsor ahead of the royal wedding.

Royal wedding 2018: Meghan sad over dad' s wedding absence . Capt Dwayne Conyers Truly Sad but still going to be a Great Event.

After the allegations surfaced, it began to be reported that Mr Markle would no longer take part in the wedding ceremony.

The confirmation that he will not be attending comes as the town of Windsor is taken over by rehearsals for the big event on Saturday and by royalists already taking up their places to get a good view of the soon-to-be bride and groom.

  Meghan's sadness over father's wedding absence © AFP

Slideshow: Royal wedding rehearsal (Provided by Reuters)

Military personnel take part in rehearsals for the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor: Military personnel take part in rehearsals. Royal wedding rehearsal

a close up of text on a white background © Getty :: Sky News is broadcasting live from Windsor with all the build-up to the royal wedding, with exclusive live coverage of the wedding in UHD in a special programme ‪from 9am to 3pm on Sky News and Sky One ‪this Saturday.

Meghan's tribute to home in coat of arms design .
The coat of arms for the Duchess of Sussex features nods to her California upbringing, such as the state's flower and golden rays of sunshine. Meghan worked with the College of Arms in London to come up with design, which was later approved by the Queen. © PA Harry and Meghan The shield's right-hand side has two golden stripes on a blue background - representing California's famous sunny climate and the Pacific Ocean.Three quills represent the power of words and communication.The left half of the shield features the quartered British Royal Arms.

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