Meghan Markle's father says he won't attend the wedding, Royal couple seek ‘respect’

Last Updated: May 16 2018 15:54

On Tuesday, American actress, Meghan Markle's father told a celebrity news website that he would not be attending his daughter's wedding.

Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and the sixth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, will get married on Saturday at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in a ceremony that has sparked huge global media interest.

Markle’s father Thomas, 73, was due to walk his daughter down the aisle in front of 600 guests including all the senior Britain’s royals and a smattering of celebrities.

“This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding,” Kensington Palace, Harry’s office, said in a statement. “She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.”