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Meghan Markle Confirms Her Father Thomas Markle Won't Attend Royal Wedding

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LONDON (CNN) - Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father, Thomas Markle, will not attend the royal wedding this Saturday.

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Her comments come after days of confusion over whether he would attend, after reports that he underwent heart surgery.

"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 Markle said in a statement Thursday.

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"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."

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