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While this was seemingly a very exciting day for Harry and Meghan, the couple’s wedding rehearsal did follow shortly after Meghan confirmed that her dad, Thomas Markle, wouldn’t be in attendance at the royal wedding.
“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,” Meghan said in a statement, released by Kensington Palace on Thursday morning. “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.”
This statement from Meghan followed one day after Thomas underwent heart surgery.
E! News learned earlier today that Meghan, Doria and Harry enjoyed afternoon tea with Charles and Camilla at Clarence House on Wednesday. E! News also learned it was a pleasant affair. Everyone got on very well and it was a happy day.
Watch E!’s five-hour Live From the Royal Wedding coverage Saturday, May 19 starting at 5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT for wall-to-wall coverage of Meghan and Harry’s big day! Also, catch E! News every night at 7 and 11 p.m. the week prior for everything you need to know.