Thomas Markle just released an emotional statement about his ‘baby’ Meghan

No, we’re not crying. You’re crying.

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No, we’re not crying. You’re crying.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot today at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in quite possibly the most star-studded ceremony in history.

But while the royal wedding guests ranged from Victoria Beckham and Amal Clooney to Serena Williams and Oprah, one person was noticeably absent, with Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, pulling out of the wedding earlier this week.

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‘Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding,’ Meghan wrote in the statement released to Kensington Palace’s social media platforms, following his decision to bow out due to health reasons. ‘I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.’

Her statement continued: ‘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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Meghan walked herself down the first half of the aisle today in a stunning bridal gown by British designer, Clare Waight Keller, the artistic director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy, before being met half way by her father-in-law, Prince Charles.

Following the touching ceremony, Meghan’s father Thomas Markle has released a statement about the event.

‘My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy,’ he reportedly told TMZ. ‘I wish I were there and I wish them all my love and all happiness.’

Congratulations to the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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