The 36-year-old actress was left devastated at the weekend when her dad Thomas Markle was unable to walk her down her aisle or be there in person when she became Prince Harry’s official wife because he had to undergo heart surgery in the US.
However, the royal couple – who will now be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – are reportedly planning to visit Thomas once they get back from their vacation.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Meghan and Thomas are both devastated he wasn’t able to attend the wedding and have discussed seeing each other soon.
“They have been speaking all week, mostly by text. She has been worried about him and checking how he is regularly. Thomas has told other family members he hopes and expects Meghan and Harry to come to see him.”
Although he wasn’t able to be at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, when the loved-up pair exchanged their vows on Saturday (19.05.18), the 73-year-old retired lighting director did manage to see his daughter in her dress as he watched the event – which was televised around the world – at his friend’s house in California.
Thomas was initially invited to give the former ‘Suits’ actress away on her big day but after he was rushed into surgery, he was forced to withdraw from the leading role and Harry’s father Prince Charles stepped in so that she didn’t walk to the altar alone.
Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland was there at the chapel and even arrived in the car with her daughter ahead of the ceremony, before she got out to take her seat at the front.
Aside from Doria, none of Meghan’s other relatives were there when she became an official member of the royal family but her friends and former co-stars were.