Ms Markle’s mum, Doria Ragland, will satisfy with the Queen for the first time at Windsor Castle later, followed by her daughter and future son-in-law.
Ms Ragland has already been introduced into a number of the Windsors – including Prince Charles and Prince William.
It remains unclear who will walk Ms Markle down the aisle of St George’s Chapel, as her dad Won’t attend
Media captionTMZ’s Sean Mandell says Thomas Markle believes “news reports Aren’t accurate”
Ms Markle, 36, published an announcement on Thursday confirming her father wouldn’t attend her wedding to Prince Harry, 33, and said she hoped he might be given distance to concentrate on his health.
Having spoken to Mr Markle on Wednesday, he stated he had been “doing well” and “recovering from operation”.
Additional details about the wedding cake have been shown.
Its own baker, Claire Ptak stated it would be presented in a “unconventional” way, displayed in a particular “setup”.
The cake has been decorated with a snowy, elderflower Swiss meringue buttercream
The proprietor of Violet Bakery in east London explained the cake as “a slight shift from heritage”.
She’s been baking with the support of a team of six people for five days in the Buckingham Palace kitchens.
Some 200 Amalfi lemons are being used in the recipe, along with 10 bottles of cordial made using elderflower in the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
She has not made a back up cake in case of a tragedy – “It’s cake. It can’t go that wrong,” she explained.
Family arriveImage copyrightPAImage captionMs Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland (abandoned) will walk her daughter down the aisle on Saturday
Other members of the Royal Family will also be in Windsor before the marriage, such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
“I’ve always been a daddy’s girl,” Ms Markle has said of her daddy, Thomas
Thomas Markle’s absence leaves a question mark over who will walk Ms Markle down the aisle.
Her mother is one option; Harry’s father, Prince Charles, is just another – or she could choose to walk alone.
Mr Markle was expected to arrive in the UK in the days prior to the wedding but became swept up in controversy within the obvious staging of photographswith the paparazzi.
Talking to the BBC in Windsor, TMZ’s Sean Mandell said it became clear for Mr Markle that he wouldn’t be travelling to Windsor on Tuesday.
“Chest pains were actually being exacerbated by the emotional strain he was under,” he explained. “When doctors told him he needed to have surgery, he decided he had to heed that advice, in spite of the fact he wanted to be here in Windsor for Meghan.”
“He feels he’s been miss-characterised,” Mr Mandell added. “That’s why he felt the necessity to talk out once I reached him.”
Ms Markle will have 10 bridesmaids and pageboys, that are all under the age of eight.
She decided against with a maid of honor, saying she wished to avoid choosing between her nearest friends.
Ms Markle will spend her last night prior to the wedding together with her mother in the luxury Cliveden House Hotel, in Buckinghamshire, about nine miles north of Windsor Castle.
Prince Harry will be staying 15 miles away in the Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park in Ascot, together with his brother, the Duke of Cambridge.
Crowds turn out for rehearsalImage copyrightEPAImage captionThe sun was shining to the rehearsal of this carriage procession
The rehearsal of the carriage procession in Windsor on Thursday drew hundreds of kids, pets and parents eager to embrace the party mood.
It went mostly without a hitch – although some horses had been seen veering out of line.
The Royal couple were spotted being driven along the procession route, accompanied by a police escort.
Approximately 250 members of the armed forces are expected to get involved on Saturday.