Thomas Markle Snr and his daughter Meghan Markle, in pictures

While Queen Elizabeth II was reportedly "very angry" about the photo controversy, Thomas told TMZ he didn't think she really cared at all.

"Of course I'd walk her down the aisle", he told TMZ. CNN has also learned that though Markle is upset about what has transpired, her feelings about having her father give her away on Saturday haven't changed since photographs were published.

"He sent me a message this morning saying that yes, he was [in the hospital]", she said.

Ms. Meghan's half-sister, Samantha, has since claimed she hopes their father will attend if he is well enough. The news website also claimed that he had recently suffered a heart attack.

"It's safe to say I have always been a daddy's girl - he taught me how to fish, to appreciate Busby Berkeley films, write thank-you notes, and spend my weekends in Little Tokyo eating chicken teriyaki with vegetable tempura". "He is kind of brutal", she told Inside Edition.

The children of the Mulroneys, a prominent Canadian couple who are friends with Markle, also made the cut.

Another of Meghan's Suits co-stars, Sarah Rafferty, is in Europe - posting photos of her family in Paris.

Prince Louis's non-attendance comes after it was announced two other Royals had been given the snub by Harry and Meghan.

His absence has broached the question: who will walk Meghan down the aisle? It would break yet another rule!

"It's disappointing for her", said Jean Rice, 48, from Orlando.

The second reception takes place in the evening at Frogmore House, with Prince Charles hosting the event. Prince William will serve as his brother's best man. Markle will not have a maid or matron of honor.

Royal expert Victoria Arbiter discussed those scenarios with Inside Edition.

It's not yet known who will escort the bride-to-be down the aisle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the highly-anticipated ceremony.

Even though Grant doesn't have a relationship with Meghan Markle, she regularly tweets about the royal wedding. As she began to plan her September wedding, she initially anxious that her father would rekindle conflicts with her mother and siblings, from whom he is estranged.

We'll see if Markle remains a hot topic on YouTube after her union with Prince Harry is solidified.

Many couples agonize over how to deal with estranged family members, weighing the risk of someone making a scene during the ceremony against the fallout of snubbing a relative, she said.

"It will be a break from tradition but that is what this wedding has been all about, it has never been a conventional Royal wedding".

"Where possible, Philippa will use flowers and plants that are in season and blooming naturally in May", a spokesperson for the palace has said.

  • Salvatore Jensen