Royal wedding: How much will it cost?

Royal wedding: How much will it cost?

Royal wedding: How much will it cost?

"She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this hard situation", a Kensington Palace statement said.

Thomas Markle will not attend the wedding over the way his decision to have staged paparazzi photos taken of him preparing for the wedding has been received and chose to miss the wedding to avoid embarrassing his daughter and the royal family, TMZ reports. She took credit for her father staging paparazzi pictures, which led to him pulling out of the royal wedding.

Prince Harry's future father-in-law, Thomas Markle, 73, made the shock decision on Monday not to fly over to the United Kingdom for the wedding at Windsor Castle on Saturday, after suffering a reported heart attack in the wake of a scandal surrounding photos he'd staged for the paparazzi.

Markle's half sister, Samantha, said that she was the one to blame for the snaps and that they were meant to portray her father in a positive light.

See recent photos of Thomas in the gallery...

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"I like to think he was drawn to her sweet eyes and her Afro, plus their shared love of antiques", wrote Meghan in an essay for ELLE UK on being mixed race.

Doria Ragland also made headlines last week for a reported meeting with Oprah Winfrey to discuss ideas for a tell-all interview with the talk show queen, according to the Daily Mail. "My father does not speak to my brother! my brother is a lying scumbag to suggest that my father should apologize about anything", she tweeted Monday. Since retired, he has been living in Mexico. The photos made headlines, with people saying Thomas was preparing for his time at the royal wedding by brushing up on his English knowledge.

He also says he was admitted to hospital for a heart attack one week ago, but checked himself out so he could attend the wedding.

If he does not attend, Meghan's mother may walk her down the aisle instead.

May 14, 2018 Thomas speaks out, confirming he did stage the photos, but now feels bad about it.

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Thomas Markle, Jr. claimed the family was "deeply embarrassed" by the phony images.

Meghan Markle's dad has had a change of heart - this after his daughter contacted him - and he now wants to go to England and walk her down the aisle. but there's a serious snag.

In the early days when Meghan would come to stay at the palace, she was met by guards who would take her bags.

"I can't tell you how delighted I am to be chosen to make Prince Harry and Ms Markle's wedding cake", the chef said.

Samantha confirmed the family didn't do it for money, but didn't deny that her father had been paid.

Meghan Markle's father decides not to go to Royal Wedding, TMZ reports
For some, the walking-down-the-aisle tradition is indeed a sweet gesture - a special father-daughter moment to be cherished. Markle told TMZ he decided not to attend the wedding because he didn't want to embarrass the royal family or his daughter.

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