EXCITEMENT over the royal wedding this Saturday has reached fever pitch.

It’s leading every major news outlet — including this one — and royal fans are gearing up for a glorious Saturday night on the couch to watch the live broadcast.

But not everyone is thrilled about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming nuptials, including British actor Emma Thompson.

Footage has emerged of the 59-year-old Oscar winner being asked about the royal wedding on the red carpet in late March.

Thompson made it very clear that she has “nothing to say” about the event.

“Not a single thought about it in my head to share with you, I’m so sorry,” she said.

“I haven’t even, it doesn’t occur to me actually, my son is getting married next year so I am much more sort of dealing with that but really I have nothing to say about it.”

The journalist then asked if she wished Harry and Meghan well.

“Obviously, yes, but I don’t know them,” Thompson replied. “Of course I do. Stop it, just stop it OK. Stop doing the ‘Oh let’s talk about the royal wedding’. Not going to talk about the royal wedding. Just give the poor kids a break.”

Media interest in the royal wedding has become so intense that Meghan’s father Thomas Markle has reportedly bowed out of the celebrations.

The last-minute decision comes following reports that he staged paparazzi photos of himself and he also claims he suffered a heart attack six days ago.

Meghan is reportedly “distraught” and is pleading with her 71-year-old father to walk her down the aisle as planned, with a friend of the bride-to-be adding that Prince Harry was blaming himself.

“This is not what she wants. She obviously wants her dad there,” a friend of Meghan’s said.

“(Harry) is devastated. He feels like this is another thing in the wake of him … the problems he causes. He feels that anyone who gets associated with his life — this is the price they have to pay.”

Kensington Palace released a statement which read: “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.”

rebecca.sullivan@news.com.au