Royal wedding turmoil as doubts swirl over Meghan Markle's father

  • Royal wedding turmoil as doubts swirl over Meghan Markle's father

Royal wedding turmoil as doubts swirl over Meghan Markle's father

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to Wednesday in a matter of days at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and with the bride's father Thomas Markle now reportedly unable to attend, people have been wondering who will walk the bride down the aisle.

He had decided against travelling from his home in Mexico to accompany his daughter due to his health - and to spare her further embarrassment after a paparazzi scandal where he posed for staged pictures, according to celebrity news website TMZ.

Last week, Mr Markle reportedly suffered a heart attack and was then hospitalised this morning (NZ time) with chest pain. And on Tuesday, the Violet bakery shared the first images of the cake coming together, giving royal wedding fans their first glimpse of the confectionary masterpiece. He said he had been offered up to US$100,000 for interviews and been ambushed by paparazzi whose snaps had shown him buying beer and looking dishevelled.

Kensington Palace is not commenting on reports that Meghan Markle's father needs a heart procedure and will miss Saturday's royal wedding in Windsor.

Kensington Palace pleaded in a statement for "understanding and respect" during a "difficult situation" as USA media reported Markle had suffered a heart attack brought on by the fallout from the photo row.

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Meghan's half-sister, Samantha Markle, said that she was "entirely the culprit" for the staged photos and admits that "it was my suggestion".

It comes amid speculation as to whether Meghan's father Thomas will walk her down the aisle. After the marriage ended, Thomas moved to California where he met Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland. Meghan has called the pair her "fairy goddaughters". Meghan's future sister-in-law received the title of Duchess of Cambridge on the day of her nuptials, which went along with the dukedom that the Queen granted Prince William. In March, the couple announced that they had chosen Claire Ptak, owner of the London-based Violet bakery, to create their masterpiece. What it was not, however, was diverse. Meghan and her mother are expected to arrive by auto shortly before midday. "They just wouldn't have her mother walk her down the aisle because it wouldn't be what made the Queen feel comfortable, especially at her age". She's way out of her league to tell me I can't speak.

She credits her dad for inspiring her interest in acting and for supporting her when she was auditioning for roles. He reportedly won $750,000, although he eventually filed for bankruptcy. Harry had been handing out presents and hugging the children, which melted Markle's heart.

His son told the Daily Mail: "He's pretty happy about Harry and he's extremely proud of her". "They have an awesome relationship".

Meghan has posted messages on social media about her father.