A composite image of Meghan Markle and Prince Charles.

Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle once she marries his son prince Harry on Saturday.

Ms Markle’s own dad, Thomas Markle, this week confirmed he would not attend the ceremony because of his ailing health.

In a statement, Kensington Palace stated Ms Markle had asked Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, to accompany her down the aisle at the Quire of St George’s Chapel on her wedding day.

The statement indicated that Ms Markle would still enter the chapel alone with her bridesmaids and page boys, since the Quire is located about half-way down the church.

“The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to Your Royal Family in this way,” the announcement said.

The announcement came as Buckingham Palace affirmed the Queen’s husband Prince Philip would also be attending the service.

The 96-year-old had powerful hip replacement surgery a month and retired last year out of public appearances.

Ms Markle yesterday confirmed her father would not attend her marriage in order to focus on his health.

“Sadly, my father won’t be attending our wedding,” Ms Markle stated in the announcement.

“I have always cared for my father and hope he could be given the space he needs to concentrate on his health.

“I would love to thank everyone who has provided generous messages of support.

Mr Markle announced this week he wouldn’t be attending his daughter’s wedding to avoid embarrassing her and the Royal family.

The conclusion came after he staged a collection of photographs of himself preparing for case using a paparazzi agency.

The 73-year-old also stated he had suffered a heart attack last week and underwent surgery on Wednesday.

Ms Markle’s mum, yoga teacher Doria Ragland, was expected to take tea with Queen Elizabeth, Harry’s grandmother, on the eve of the marriage.

A source close to the royal household said Ms Ragland charmed her daughter’s potential father-in-law when they met on Wednesday

Millions of people are expected to tune in worldwide if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at 11:00am on Saturday (local time).

Authorities are expecting more than 100,000 individuals to throng the streets outside Windsor Castle, the Queen’s home west of London and also the earliest and largest inhabited fortress on earth.

Harry, 33, a former military officer and one-piece wild kid, fulfilled his bride-to-be on a blind date in July 2016 after being set up via a mutual friend.

Ms Markle, 36, said she knew little about her royal date while Harry said he hadn’t ever heard of Ms Markle or watched her TV series.

But it had been love at first sight, and after just two dates, he whisked her off to Botswana for a holiday, camping under the stars.

The union between the Prince and a biracial American celebrity divorcee has attracted comparisons with notable episodes of recent royal background.

The Queen’s late sister Margaret also known as her marriage to an equerry (officer of the Royal household) Peter Townsend, whose ex-wife was still living during his romance with the Princess.