The visible absence of Meghan Markle's father Thomas from the much-hyped royal wedding caught the attention of many.
Before his heart attack and subsequent surgery, Thomas made headlines after getting caught staging paparazzi photos of himself.
As well as marking the first day of the races, it's Harry and Meghan's one month anniversary of being husband and wife, so the champagne will no doubt be flowing in the royal enclosure.
Elsewhere in the interview Thomas dished on Markle first introducing Harry to him.
When the duchess' father was asked if Harry was a Trump supporter, he said that "at the time, he might have been", but now he hopes Harry isn't.
He told United Kingdom breakfast TV hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid he "wished" he had been the one to walk Meghan into St George's Chapel, and revealed he cried as he watched Prince Charles step in on May 19.
"They were very forgiving, both Harry and Meghan were very forgiving about it", he said.
Thomas planned to make the trip from Mexico, where he is spending his retirement, to attend the wedding and had been spotted looking up the latest on the happy couple online.
He added: "I cried a little watching her..."
Harry, according to Thomas, told him previous year to "give Donald Trump a chance". Some eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out that the new Duchess of Sussex was indeed given a badge, as she was spotted holding it next to her clutch bag - so why didn't she put it on? "I sort of disagreed with that".
"I wish I had been there, I wish it had been me but thank god he was there and I thank him for that". "I was very proud ..."
The event, which concludes on June 23, will also feature Meghan and Prince Harry presenting the winning trophy for the St. James's Palace Stakes - with a $9.7 million (US) prize pot, the largest pot in the United Kingdom. "Promise me you'll never raise a hand against my daughter and of course, I'll give my permission, '" Thomas said.
Prince Charles met Meghan half way down the aisle and walked her up to Harry.
How she handled the media attention after her relationship with Prince Harry went public was nothing short of graceful and courageous.
Leading Brexit supporters say Britain wrongly turned its back on the Commonwealth in favour of the European project when it joined the common market in the 1970s. "We talked a few times about Donald Trump and Brexit and things like that".
"There was no real commitment to it". Just last week she attended a day of events solo with none other than Queen Elizabeth.
"I thought this would be a nice way of improving my look, but obviously that all went to hell".