Soon-to-be-princess Meghan Markle has finally addressed rumors surrounding her father's attendance at the royal wedding -- and it turns out, he won't be there after all.
Kensington Palace released the following statement on the matter.
A statement from Ms. Meghan Markle: pic.twitter.com/TjBNarmuBU— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 17, 2018
Meghan's father, Thomas, previously told TMZ that he wouldn't be attending due to a photo scandal that he feared had embarrassed his daughter [and the royal family]. However, after 24 hours he changed his tune, stating that he did want to be a part of the wedding festivities.
....But then the poor guy underwent heart surgery on Wednesday -- and naturally, he can't hop on a plane across the Atlantic in that sort of condition.
Now the question on everybody's mind is: who will walk Meghan down the aisle in his place? Here's to hoping her mom, Doria, gets to do the honors!
I know I'm usually all "haha, fuck the royals" but the thing with Meghan Markle's dad just makes me feel really sad?— Rosie McMahon 🐾🐾 (@Rosiemund) May 17, 2018
Guess it’s official! Meghan put out a statement that her father will not be there for her Royal Wedding! Prayers for her and her father. I can’t imagine not having my dad there. 😔#RoyalWedding #MeghanMarkle #PrinceHarry— Erin Fulbright (@PR_CreoleDame) May 17, 2018
Meghan Markle just released an emotional statement about her dad https://t.co/ApubzOo6NI— Cosmopolitan UK (@CosmopolitanUK) May 17, 2018