After much speculation about whether or not Meghan Markle's father will be attending her wedding just two days away, Meghan just gave the final word. In a public statement, Meghan confirmed that her father will not be walking her down the aisle.
"Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding," Meghan's statement reads, "I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health."
Thomas Markle has been suffering from ongoing heart problems. Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha, who Meghan isn't on speaking terms with, told media that their father "is facing unbelievable stress" and underwent heart surgery yesterday.
Meghan ends her statement with, "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."
A statement from Ms. Meghan Markle: pic.twitter.com/TjBNarmuBU— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 17, 2018
Preparations are well underway for the royal wedding, which will be streamed on Canadian networks as early as 4:00 am EST. Kensington Palace shared photos of today's dress rehearsal, complete with Armed Forces and horse-drawn carriages.
Rehearsing for the #RoyalWedding: Members of the Armed Forces were among those taking part in a dress rehearsal of the carriage procession through Windsor Town and The Long Walk today. pic.twitter.com/vg7QMVNrt6— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 17, 2018
But, everyone's left wondering about who will walk Meghan down the aisle in her father's place. No details have been released, and it's likely that we'll have to just wait and see.