VIDEO: Princess bride hasn't spoken to her father after he backs out of wedding day

'He was living a very quiet and peaceful life... he was avoiding the media' Samantha Markle speaks about her father ahead of #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/By9i8Nhcpc

— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) May 15, 2018

Meghan Markle's father will not be walking her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday. 

Thomas Markle is having cardiac surgery first thing Wednesday morning, after reportedly having a heart attack six days ago. 

He will be having a stent put in to clear the blockages in his arteries. 

Earlier on Tuesday, Markle's half-sister spoke out after word came in that her father would not be attending the wedding.

It's been reported that Markle's dad was paid to be in staged paparazzi photos showing him in a tailor shop getting measured for his wedding suit.

His other daughter Samantha spoke to Good Morning Britain, appeairng to suggest that he was essentially forced into doing the photos because he was being hounded by photographers.

She also appeared to refer to the tragic circumstances of the death of Princess Diana.

Samantha also said her father had been under a lot of stress lately, alluding to his recent heart troubles.

TMZ reports Markle was complaining of more chest pains last night.

He says he hasn't heard from Meghan since all this broke.