The build-up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding has been marred by speculation surrounding Ms Markle's father's attendance (Victoria Jones/PA)

Royal Weddings

Meghan Markle says father will not be attending royal wedding

Meghan Markle says her father will not be attending the royal wedding, following media reports that he underwent heart surgery on Wednesday.

Harry, sixth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, a star in TV drama "Suits", will tie the knot at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday.

"Sadly my father will not be attending our wedding," Markle said in a statement issued by Kensington Palace. "I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health."