Advice for Meghan Markle's father ahead of his daughter's wedding

Andrew Cummings
May 16, 2018

Kensington Palace, the official residence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, issued a statement late Monday following the allegations that Markle's father, who lives in Mexico, had pulled out of the wedding. Markle told the outlet that his daughter tried calling him on Monday when he was away from his phone, and that she later sent a text saying she loved him, was concerned for his health, and has no hard feelings about the whole paparazzi photo-staging situation.

The American TV actress' family has been in the news for their controversial statements about the bride-to-be.

In addition, Meghan Markle reportedly called her father after his most recent health scare.

May 12: The Daily Mail reports that viral photos of Thomas prepping for the wedding are fake.

Advice for Meghan Markle's father ahead of his daughter's wedding

He told TMZ he did not want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family after reports he had staged pictures with a paparazzi photographer for a fee.

His daughter Samantha Markle, Meghan's half sister from whom she is estranged, said on Twitter yesterday that the staged shots were her idea in a bid to create a more positive public image for their father. He is also reported to have suffered a heart attack six days ago, but checked himself out of hospital.

Markle's father Thomas, 73, was due to walk his daughter down the aisle in front of 600 guests including all the senior Britain's royals and a smattering of celebrities. "Meghan always has her dog on a lead, and since she has started walking her dog in the park some of us regular dog walkers been asked to put dogs on leads. It was an unbelievable amount of stress - by his report they were stabilising him", she said.

The plan was that Harry would meet his new dad on Saturday, after Mr. Markle had walked Ms. Markle down the aisle at a small, out-of-the-way chapel in Windsor Castle, under the watching eyes of several hundred close friends and the world's press.

"Harry hasn't met him, the Queen hasn't met him", Morgan said.

According to a USA celebrity website TMZ, Mr. Thomas has given his ex-wife his blessing to perform the duty.

"This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding".

The Thomas Markle situation was the palaces "worst nightmare".

"I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, you know so excited for me, but then, as I said, would have probably been best friends with Meghan".

Meghan Markle is estranged from her half-sister, who has not been expected to attend the nuptials, and from her half-brother. But if he did, I am going to assume it was a pittance - they don't pay that much.

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