Royal Ascot: Why Kate Middleton didn't attend for FIVE years

Mr Markle watched the wedding from California where he was recovering from heart surgery

The father of the former Meghan Markle says he wishes he could have walked her down the aisle during her wedding to Prince Harry.

Thomas, 73, a resident of Mexico, who was unable to attend the highly anticipated royal nuptials on May 19 because of his recent heart surgery, said he gave his daughter the bad news that he wouldn't make the ceremony in a phone call.

"He was asking me how I was feeling that day, and I was telling him how unhappy I was with the president, or with the idea of Trump, and that's how it began", Markle stated.

Mr Markle's decision to "sell out" will be frustrating for palace officials who, after a dramatic run-up to the royal wedding, managed to pull off an extremely successful global event and had no doubt hoped to see the back of any further Markle family revelations.

Chris Jackson via Getty Images Harry and Meghan announce their engagement at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017.

"I said, 'You're a gentleman". They would take pictures of my hand grabbing a beer; they'd take pictures of me getting out of my vehicle, taking the garbage out; they'd take pictures of me buying a toilet and making a big deal out of it.

Her father believes Meghan, 36, and Harry, 33, will start a family soon. I was looking to change my image and obviously that was a mistake that went wrong.

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"I wish I was there, I wish it had been me", he said. "I cried a little bit about it". In his words, "They were disappointed. and they both said, "Take care of yourself, we are really anxious about you". I was very upset that it wasn't me, but the whole world was watching my daughter".

Meghan's now father-in-law, Prince Charles, stepped in to take Thomas' place - a move that he was pleased with.

In a lengthy interview to British media ITV, Markle revealed that he truly missed Meghan's wedding and wanted to walk his daughter down the aisle.

"I think he was open to the experiment", Markle said.

Markle also offered some details about the freshly minted royal couple, saying his daughter has "wanted children for a long time".

But, in an ever-so-cool-girl move Markle not only added a $40 Marks and Spencer fascinator, but also re-wore her custom white Aquazzura shoes with blue soles that she wore to her own wedding reception just two months ago.

"I thought it would be a nice way of improving my look".

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