What a mess before the biggest day of her life!

Meghan Markle's father Thomas will not be walking his daughter down the aisle at the royal wedding this coming Saturday... in fact, he's not even going!

Mr. Markle has opted to skip the ceremony after it was revealed that he set up staged paparazzi photos for a reported $100K. He allegedly doesn't want to cause any more "embarrassment" to the former actress, even though her half-sister Samantha took responsibility for being the mastermind behind the idea. Making matters even worse? He suffered a heart attack just six days ago, TMZ reports.

"I have to say I am entirely the culprit. As we know the media can take very unflattering photographs of people on their casual days and blow it way out of proportion. I said, you know, the world has no idea you’re getting in shape, doing healthy things. They don’t photograph you buying vegetables and PH water. They photograph you as unflattering ways as they can," Samantha confessed on the British talk show Loose Women.

"So I said, really you need to show the world that you’re getting in shape and doing great healthy things. So I suggested it. There’s a lot of scrutiny that it was money motivated, it was not. It was my suggestion that to benefit him and to benefit the royal family that everyone looked good and they depict you as you are – in shape and doing healthy things,” she added.

Prince Harry's soon-to-be bride isn't taking this too well, either!

"Meghan is upset and disturbed by the entire ordeal and just wants to move past it. She doesn’t want to let anything ruin her day and is trying to keep focus on the weekend," a source dished to the mag, noting that she and her father's relationship "has always been strained because of his ill thought-out decisions and his lack of responsibility.”

To have this unfold on the world stage must be mortifying!

UPDATE: Kensington Palace just released a statement basically confirming the sad news.

"This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation," the statement read.