Meghan Markle was completely blindsided by her father’s decision to bail on her wedding with Prince Harry this Saturday — and she isn’t the only one. Kensington Palace expected Thomas Markle to make the wedding and even had detailed plans for his stay. Who will walk Markle down the aisle now that her father is out?
Thomas recently confirmed that he will not be at the royal wedding this weekend. He backed out of the ceremony because he felt bad about signing a deal with the paparazzi to publish staged photos of himself.
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There is still a chance that Markle can change her dad’s mind, but there isn’t a lot of time left. If he doesn’t attend the wedding, Markle’s mother will likely walk her down aisle and give her away to Harry.
Markle wasn’t the only one caught off guard by the news. Kensington Palace had specific plans for Thomas’ stay. Officials were planning on giving Thomas his own security detail and had plans for accommodations. Hopefully Markle’s dad changes his mind and attends the wedding, but another complication might make that impossible.
In dealing with all the attention from the media and paparazzi, Markle’s father suffered chest pains over the weekend and might be going back to the hospital. The health scare comes less than a week after Thomas experienced a heart attack that landed him in the hospital. Thomas told TMZ that his heart issues stem from the stress he’s under from the wedding and having to deal with Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Grant.
“I’ve been popping Valium for the pain, especially when I hear about my oldest daughter,” Thomas explained to the outlet.
Meghan Markle's sister, who is not invited to the wedding and who is writing a book about the bride-to-be, is taking blame for the embarrassment her father's paparazzi drama may have caused. https://t.co/urBQZL0L76 pic.twitter.com/GKXXNCjHeG
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Inside sources say that Grant and Markle’s relationship is virtually nonexistent. Although Grant is not close to the Suits alum and knows nothing about her life, but she’s also planting false stories about the actress just to attract attention. Needless to say, Grant will not be in attendance at this weekend’s wedding.
Thomas added that Markle has not reached out about the wedding ever since he decided to back out. He also believes that Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, is the best choice for taking his place at the ceremony. Ragland has not commented on her role in the wedding.
Despite all the drama, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to tie the knot inside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle this Saturday, May 19.