Meghan Markle’s Dad won’t be walking her down the aisle this weekend, as we won’t even be at the wedding.
Thomas Markle revealed to TMZ that he’s been harassed by paparazzi over the past year, and he’s been photographed in unflattering circumstances. So, in attempt to control and calm things, he made a deal to let a photo agency take pics of him getting ready for the wedding. He revealed in the past he turned down interviews for money, but when this specific agency approached him (with money), he figured it would be a good idea and he could at least control the pictures. A decision he now “deeply regrets.”
Markle also revealed that he suffered a heart attack 6 days ago due to all the stress, but checked himself out of the hospital so he could go to the wedding. He’s now decided not to go because he doesn’t want to embarrass the Royal Family or his daughter.
Kensington Palace released a statement today:
“This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation.”