This week, reports emerged that Thomas Markle would not be attending the royal wedding after suffering a heart attack. "She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this hard situation".
Along with the royal attendants, the palace announced eight other youngsters picked by the couple for a special role in the wedding ceremony.
Thomas Markle is set to miss the wedding of his daughter Meghan and Prince Harry due to heart surgery, it has been reported. It was then claimed that he had a change of heart, before he told TMZ that he would be having surgery on Wednesday and would not be flying to the United Kingdom to see his daughter marry the prince.
But while drama continues to surround the royal wedding, as Meghan's father confirms he will no longer walk his daughter down the aisle, it's the absence of Prince Harry's mother that hangs heavy in the air.
"Prince Harry and Meghan's first engagement as a married couple comes next Tuesday, when they'll join the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, at Prince Charles's 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace", HELLO!'s Royal correspondent Emily Nash tweeted Monday.
William will be Harry's best man. Markle has chosen not to have a maid of honor for the ceremony in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Media cameras are expected to follow Markle from her overnight venue to the chapel.
They will then travel through the streets of Windsor in a carriage. People confirmed that Thomas Markle would meet Prince Harry for the first time when he arrived in the United Kingdom a week before the ceremony.
Mr Markle told TMZ he changed his mind after his daughter contacted him to say she loved him and was concerned about his health. He reportedly had a heart attack around a week ago.
We'll see what happens over the next few days.
Bridesmaids alongside Charlotte are three-year-old Florence van Cutsem and two-year-old Zalie Warren, both goddaughters of Prince Harry and children of family friends, six-year-old Remi Litt, seven-year-old Rylan Litt and four-year-old Ivy Mulroney, daughters of Markle's close friends.