Palace asks for privacy amid reports Meghan Markle’s Dad will skip wedding

Kensington Palace has released a statement after reports emerged Meghan Markle’s father will not be attending his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry.

TMZ reports Thomas Markle will no longer be walking his daughter down the aisle after he suffered a heart attack several days ago and was hospitalised.

It’s also been reported he doesn’t want to embarrass the Royal Family, after he was caught staging paparazzi photos in the lead up to the big day.


Kensington Palace issued a statement a short time ago asking for privacy, however they did not directly address the rumours.

“This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding,” the statement said.

“She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.”