Meghan Markle finally breaks silence over her dad
Meghan Markle has finally spoken out about her dad, officially confirming that he will not be attending the royal wedding.
Reports had claimed Thomas Markle Snr had just had major heart surgery and would need a long time to recover.
Today the US actress said her dad needs space to focus on his health.
Kensington Palace released a statement from Meghan shortly before 11.30am today confirming he would not be in Windsor at the weekend.
The statement read: “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.”
The statement was pointedly issued on her behalf – and not on behalf of Meghan and Prince Harry.