But a family friend told The Sun on Sunday: “Thomas Sr. is overjoyed to be beside his little girl on the day she becomes a princess — even if he has to battle his demons to get there.
“He’s not exactly thrilled at facing the world’s glare.
"He lives a reclusive life in Mexico.
"But nothing will stop him from having Meghan on his arm for the big day.”
Mum Doria Ragland, who divorced Thomas when Meghan was six, is also invited.
Samantha will be in Windsor for the May 19 wedding to Prince Harry — but as a guest of a TV channel.
This article originally appeared in The Sun.