Sent via the Royals' official social media account, the letter confirms that Thomas will not be attending the May 19th nuptials as he's recovering from heart surgery and unable to make the journey from the U.S. to England.
Meghan also asks the media to give Mr. Markle, 73, privacy during this time. " I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health," the statement reads.
"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."
This comes after a series of statements that Markle Sr. made to TMZ regarding his attendance at his daughter's nuptials.
He is reportedly recovering from a successful heart surgery. "I'm ok. It will take a long time to heal," he told TMZ on Wednesday. "Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited."