People were confused when Lady Kitty Spencer's father, Charles Spencer, was not in attendance at her wedding to Michael Lewis over the weekend.
But according to an insider, the two aren't that tight.
"Kitty and Charles were very close when she was growing up, but their relationship has cooled and been more distant since his marriage to his third wife Karen in 2011," a source told the MailOnline. "Charles recently suffered an injury and perhaps that will be the reason for him not traveling, but it is just easier for everyone that he is not there."
However, Charles' injury might have just been an excuse. "The four children are all close to their mother Victoria and get on well with their step siblings, and their Spencer aunts and have forged their own relationships with one another without needing Charles to bind them together," the insider said.
The source added that Kitty now has a successful career, as she is a model and brand ambassador for Dolce & Gabbana, so she doesn't need to rely on her father for money.
The blonde beauty previously said her father — whose first wife was Victoria Aitken (née Lockwood) — was "strict" with his kids when they were growing up because he wanted to teach them "the value of money."
Charles went on to marry Caroline Freud, but they split in 2007. Now, he is with his third wife, Karen Spencer.
Since Charles was MIA, Kitty's two brothers — Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Samuel Aitken — walked her down the aisle.
Fans were still shocked that Charles hasn't said anything on social media about his daughter's big day.
One person wrote: "I am tired of the Sussex drama. What I really want to know is why Earl Spencer was not at his daughter’s wedding," while another added, "Isn't anybody curious about Earl Spencer missing his daughters wedding?"
A third user asked: "Why wasn’t Earl Spencer at the wedding?"