Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Meghan Markle's father decides not to go to Royal Wedding, TMZ reports

Meghan Markle's father decides not to go to Royal Wedding, TMZ reports

Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle asked for "understanding" for the father of the American actress after the US celebrity news site TMZ reported on Monday he would not attend the couple's glittering wedding in Britain this weekend.

When asked if her father had been paid, Samantha Markle said she was unsure.

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

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.

Markle's father was accused over the weekend by a British newspaper of staging photos for paparazzi near his home in Mexico.

TMZ said Thomas Markle had decided not to attend the marriage of his daughter to the prince, who is Queen Elizabeth's grandson, because he did not wish to embarrass the royals after media reports that he had staged paparazzi photographs.

Meghan's dad Thomas Markle revealed he suffered a heart attack six days ago.

He was photographed reading articles online about his daughter's wedding to Harry, exercising and scanning over a book titled "Images of Britain". "On the morning of the wedding, Ms. Ragland will travel with Ms. Markle by vehicle to Windsor Castle".

According to a palace statement from May 4, Thomas and Doria, who separated when Meghan was just six, were due to arrive "in the United Kingdom in the week of the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry's family, including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to spend time with them before the big day".

One photo showed Markle Sr. allegedly being measured for his wedding suit by a party store assistant who the Mail claims was tipped $15 by Markle Sr. for participating in the photo. "It was not for money".

Hoping to improve his image, he agreed to set up the shoot, but has since lived to regret it and conceded that the photos looked "stupid".

Harry, 33, spoke out previous year in a BBC documentary about the pain he felt knowing the role of the paparazzi in the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in a 1997 Paris vehicle crash.

Earlier on Monday, Kensington Palace said the bride-to-be and her mother would be staying at a luxurious hotel near Windsor the night before the ceremony.

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