Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father, who had been expected to walk her down the aisle, will not be at her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.
She said she hoped he could be given space to focus on his health.
Ms Markle and Prince Harry have held a rehearsal at St George’s Chapel, and a military rehearsal of the procession took place in Windsor.
Beforehand, Ms Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the first time.
Ms Ragland will meet the Queen at Windsor Castle on Friday, accompanied by Prince Harry and Ms Markle.