On the same day Meghan Markle announced to the world that her father would not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry, the bride-to-be is gathering her inner circle her for a very regal pre-wedding event — afternoon tea with the Queen.

Guests at the welcome tea, hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Thursday, include Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, several of Meghan’s girlfriends such as Jessica Mulroney and Benita Litt, as well Harry’s immediate family, including Prince William and Kate Middleton. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are also expected to attend.

As Meghan deals with the disappointing news that her father, Thomas Markle Sr., will remain in Mexico where he says he is recovering from heart surgery, she is surrounding herself with loved ones.

“She is with her mother and with her best friends and is preparing for one of the most magical days of her life,” a royal source tells PEOPLE just two days before the royal wedding.

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Mulroney, Meghan’s Toronto-based pal and unofficial stylist, was spotted with her daughter and royal bridesmaid-to-be, 4-year-old Ivy, enjoying a stroll down Kensington High Street on Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, fashion designer pal Misha Nonoo posted a picture …read more

Source:: People.com

      

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