Meghan Markle's Father Thomas Markle Will Not Attend the Royal Wedding
TMZ reports that Thomas suffered a heart attack six days ago, but checked out of the hospital to attend the royal wedding. Kensington Palace announced that it would go down the hall with Meghan earlier this month. However, he decided not to attend the wedding after it became known that he had done several photo shoots with a paparazzi agency before the wedding. According to TMZ, he says he will not participate because he does not want to embarrass Meghan or the royal family.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said, "This is a very personal moment for Mrs. Markle in the days before her wedding, and she and Prince Harry again ask for understanding and respect, which is extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation.
He tells TMZ that he was frequently photographed by the paparazzi after his daughter's relationship with Harry was revealed, and even more since her engagement was announced in November. He says he does not like the way the photos show him ̵
Thomas tells TMZ that he now thinks of the photos – showing off his wedding outfit adapted, read a book about photos of Britain and saw pictures of Meghan and Harry – are "stupid and hammy", and that he followed the instructions of the paparazzi agency, the photos
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He says that his motivation to pose for the photos was not financial, and that since Meghan and Harry he has refused several paid interview requests
Samantha and her brother Thomas Jr. (Meghan's half-brother) are on 19. May not be at the wedding. A source tells people that Meghan is not close to her half-siblings.
"Meghan has no relationship with her half-siblings, nor has she ever had one," the source says. "They were out of the house at the time she was born."
A source near the former suits Stern tells PEOPLE: "Meghan loves her father, and like every father-daughter relationship, there have been ups and downs over the years, but they are now at one good place. "
Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, will live in a hotel with her daughter the night before the royal wedding. They will then travel by car to St. George's Chapel, where they were expected to meet Meghan's father to walk them down the aisle.