The 74-year-old missed the event due to heart surgery, amid a furore after he was found to have received payment for staged paparazzi photographs.
Meghan Markle's estranged father Thomas on Monday pleaded with his daughter to get in touch, saying the rift caused by her marriage to Prince Harry "can't continue forever". Markle told ITV's Good Morning Britain (GMB) that he was "hopeful something will be resolved," adding "this can't continue forever.
"I don't plan to be silent for the rest of my life... I would really appreciate if she just called me," he said. Markle revealed he had not spoken to his daughter since they fell out in the buildup to her wedding to Prince Harry last May.
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