Kensington Palace confirmed the information through Twitter on Friday morning:
Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, had been set to carry out the obligation at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England. However, he pulled out earlier this week after suffering a heart attack. He additionally confessed to arranging paparazzi images within the build-up to the ceremony.
“Sadly, my father is not going to be attending our marriage ceremony,” Markle wrote in an announcement launched by the palace Thursday. “I’ve all the time cared for my father and hope he might be given the house he must give attention to his well being.”
Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, had been tipped to take over the function. She arrived in Britain on Wednesday and is scheduled to take tea with Queen Elizabeth II, Harry’s grandmother, on Friday.