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It’s no doubt been a rollercoaster week for Meghan Markle – and not in a traditional “pre-wedding” nerves sort of way.
Speculation over whether her father, Thomas Markle, would attend was finally put to rest yesterday as Meghan released a statement via Kensington Palace.
Confirming how, due to his ill health, the retired lighting director would not walking his daughter down the aisle at the royal wedding , it put an end to the “will he/won’t he” fiasco that kicked off with the embarrassment over his staging photos for the paparazzi .
In her carefully-worded statement, Meghan wrote:
“Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding.
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“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.”
While nothing may initially jump out at you – Meghan’s sadness aside – people are pointing something out about her wording.
Namely the phrase, “I have always cared for my father”.
OK, this is some real in-depth analysis of a 62 word statement written at what was no doubt an upsetting and tricky time for Meghan.
And despite the fact that the whole debacle has played out on the world stage, it essentially remains a family matter.
Also, what is she supposed to write exactly?
The Royals aren’t exactly famed for their candour. Restraint and stiff upper lip is the name of the game.
Even if you feel really, really upset that your dad won’t be there on the biggest day of your life.
More Info: www.mirror.co.uk