Meghan Markle's dad suffered heart attack, says he won't attend wedding

Meghan Markle's dad suffered heart attack, says he won't attend wedding

The statement did not confirm or deny speculation surrounding his attendance.

However, reports in the United States yesterday quoted him as saying he had decided not to go after being caught co-operating with paparazzi "because he doesn't want to embarrass the royal family or his daughter".

Then comes the news that he suffered a heart attack just seven days ago.

Amid news that the father of Meghan Markle won't be traveling to England for his daughter's royal wedding due to an embarrassing staged photo op that netted him a reported $1,500, the 73-year-old is facing a major heart surgery.

According to the TMZ report, Markle thinks that staging the photos was "stupid" but not a serious transgression.

The reports of a possible no-show by Markle's father were splashed across the front pages of several British newspapers on Tuesday.

"The bad press over my father doing staged photos is my fault", she tweeted. "And the idea of contemplating him not being there now is not something that she wants to have to do", a source told the Daily Mail. "It was not for money".

It is now believed that Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, may walk her down the aisle, or that she will be accompanied by a member of the Royal Family.

Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and the sixth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, will marry on Saturday at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in a ceremony that has sparked huge global media interest. "I merely wanted him to be seen in a respectable light and that wasn't being done".

What Williams and Markle have in common

Pressed on whether he had been paid, she said: "I have no idea, but if he did I'm going to assume it was a pittance, because they don't pay that much".

In a odd aside, he also mentions he had a heart attack just six days ago!

Meghan Markle is estranged from her half-sister, who has not been expected to attend the nuptials, and from her half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr.

'She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this hard situation'.

"She and Prince Harry are begging for people to give him some space". She knows the eyes of the world are on her.

It's all hands on deck for the royal wedding this weekend and even the royal animals are getting involved. "She likes candies. I'm confident you'll show her a good time".

Mr Markle is a retired Emmy-award winning lighting director, who worked on shows such as General Hospital.

It has also been revealed that the couple will spend their final night before the wedding at separate luxury hotels near Windsor.


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