Kensington Palace has revealed Meghan Markle's father will not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.
Ms Markle's father, Thomas, had been due to walk his daughter down the aisle at the glittering ceremony at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle this weekend.
But Mr Markle gave a series of contradictory statements this week about whether he would be there, with the Los Angeles-based celebrity website TMZ saying he had undergone heart surgery.
"Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding," Ms Markle said in a statement.
"I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.
"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."
More to come.