Meghan Markle confirmed her father's absence at the royal wedding

Lloyd Doyle
May 18, 2018

Samantha said it will be bittersweet to watch her sister walk down the aisle as she says she still loves her.

Markle's father, Thomas Markle, was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle, but a series of puzzling revelations and apparent health issues have led to him bowing out of the event.

Samantha Markle, Meghan Markle's half-sister, commented on the situation shortly after.

Here's a breakdown of how everything unfolded, and where it stands now.

Britain's Daily Mail claims the paparazzi shots of Thomas Markle preparing for the wedding were staged.

A 17-year-old high school student, Flores said he had no idea that this was the father of the future British royal bride when Markle showed up with a photographer one morning as he was sweeping in the front of the shop on Guerrero Boulevard. He has been told by doctors he will not be able to travel for his daughter's wedding on Saturday (19May18).

She has refused to address her sister's media coverage.

"Just the fact that she's done so many great things in our world and that now she's marrying Prince Harry - marrying a prince from a different country, and she's not royal, it's, like, such an honor to do that", said Ashley Stoneburner, 12, in the sixth grade.

Meanwhile, half-brother Thomas Markle Jr has tried to build bridges with the bride. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this hard situation.

Markle Sr.'s reason for backing out is twofold: not only does he feel ashamed about the aftermath of staging Those Pictures, but he also reportedly had a heart attack less than a week ago.

Thomas, however, then appeared to change his mind, saying he wanted to come to the wedding and be there for Meghan and experience history.

Mr Thomas Markle went to Rosarito's Hospital de Playas early in the morning on May 3 complaining of "heart pain". Markle told TMZ that doctors will "go in and clear blockage, fix damage and put a stent where it is needed". "Staying in the hospital a few more days", he told TMZ after the procedure on Wednesday.

"I'm not going to take it". Meghan confirmed that her father will be absent due to his health problems through an official statement from Kensington Palace.

In the latest twist to the wedding chaos this week, Samantha Markle said she will watching the Royal Wedding from home with her boyfriend and some friends.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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