Serena Williams' dad chose not to walk her down the aisle

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The world has been in a royal wedding frenzy this week, especially after Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, who was originally set to give her away, recently pulled out due to health issues.

Coincidentally, the episode "aired during a very public debate over whether Meghan Markle's estranged father would attend her wedding to Prince Harry", says HuffPost. 'I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health'. I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support.

"He was in New Orleans, he had a suit, and I know he was really excited", she explained in her new documentary titled Being Serena via Vogue. 'But then he wrote me and said, "Serena, I don't want you to be mad at me, but I just can't walk you down the aisle". I'm not myself any more. I'm just too nervous " Her dad was too nervous?!

Recalling the moment, Serena like Meghan wasn't angry at her father, instead being understanding about his situation.

I want Olympia to see that her mom is pretty good at what she did.' She also described her wedding day as one of the best days in life, 'one of the best days of my entire life, nowhere near a tennis court - getting married to an wonderful, handsome, slightly nerdy, but brilliant man, and doing it with some company', she said referring to her daughter Olympia. "I'm not going to be upset with you about it, so I don't want you to be upset about it".

Elaborating further, the 36-year-old added, "If he doesn't want to be up there in front of a lot of people, I completely understand".

"Look, when we first came on the scene, there were a lot of people who didn't get him", Serena says in the documentary. "Im not going to be upset with you about it, so I dont want you to be upset about it".

Maybe a lot of daughters wouldn't react the same way, but I know the struggles he's had these last few yearsSerena Williams - sound as a pound!

She went on to sum up her outlook: "Our family knows what we have. I think we just complement each other".

Mr. Williams reportedly suffered a stroke in 2016, causing him to miss his daughters' Wimbledon Championship match - Serena and Venus Williams won the doubles title while Serena took home the singles trophy that year.

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