Meghan Markle's Father Will Not Be Attending The Royal Wedding

Danny Woods
May 15, 2018

Everything to know about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's weddingThe gossip site says Thomas recently suffered a heart attack and was upset over accusations he staged photos for paparazzi in exchange for a almost $140,000 payout.

About a week after the statement, Thomas Markle was reported to have made a deal with paparazzo Jeff Rayner to pose for photos showing him preparing for the wedding, The Daily Mail reported.

A palace statement on "this hard situation" did not confirm the TMZ report that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend Saturday's wedding at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The website also said Markle had revealed he had suffered a heart attack six days ago but had checked himself out of hospital in order to attend the wedding.

"This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding", Kensington Palace said in a statement.

While Kensington Palace have not specifically confirmed he will not be in attendance, they have released a statement asking for "understanding and respect" to be given to Mr Markle.

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Harry's Communications Secretary told reporters last week that both parents would fly over from the United States this week and would play important roles on the couple's big day. Since retired, he has been living in Mexico.

Meghan Markle's father Thomas Markle was set to meet Prince Harry for the first time this week before walking her down the aisle on Saturday, but now the bride-to-be will become royal before the two men ever meet.

The half-sister of Meghan Markle says their father has been put in a "dangerous situation" because of pressure from the press.

Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, is still expected to attend, and will be staying at a hotel with her daughter the night before the royal wedding. The media was unfairly making him look bad so I suggested he do positive photos for his benefit and and the benefit of the royal family.

A bakery in Toronto is whipping up lemon elderflower cupcakes, in honour of the wedding cake flavour Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen.

Harry and Markle have invited 600 guests to the wedding, which will be followed by a gala reception hosted by the queen.

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