The Royal Wedding is at the crack of down (in the states) Are you going to watch? Have you been following the Meghan Markle drama over her Dad? If not, I’ll catch you up…
Markle’s Dad, Thomas Markle, had the bright idea to stage photos of himself getting ready for the Royal Wedding. Harper’s Bazaar reported that it was apparently NOT his idea but rather Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, appeared on the British talk show Loose Women to take the blame,
“I have to say I am entirely the culprit. I said, ‘You have to show the world you’re getting in shape.’ It was my suggestion. I don’t believe he was paid and if he was it was a pittance. I can understand it’s awkward for Kensington Palace.“
Well, it got seems of press around the globe and apparently, the Queen was not amused. According to the NY Post, her Royal Highness is “very angry” with Meghan’s dad for selling staged paparazzi photos of himself days before the royal wedding is “worried” about the father of the bride
“because of those photos.”
Markle lives in Mexico and secretly hired an LA-based paparazzo to take “candid” photos of him preparing for the big day, it was revealed this week. He was due to land in London this week, but announced he’s bowing out of the royal nuptials to avoid embarrassing his daughter. Then he changed his mind and said he would go.
And now he’s not going, but for more serious reasons. Hours after telling TMZ he wanted to walk his daughter down the aisle, said he will have heart surgery this morning and cannot attend the wedding.
According to TMZ, Thomas Markle said surgeons will clear blockage in his heart, repair damage and put in a stent.
“I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle.“
So, who is this guy? Well, Markle is a former lighting director who’s worked on shows like Married with Children and General Hospital, according to IMDB. He met Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, at a Hollywood studio in the late ’70s and the pair split when Meghan was still young.
So, now it’s unclear who will walk the 36-year-old actress down the aisle as she weds Prince Harry in a Saturday ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
A friend of the bride-to-be told the Daily Mail,
“This is not what she wants. She obviously wants her dad there. She and Prince Harry are begging for people to give him some space. They have been saying this for weeks, while trying to offer him support and help. He is clearly feeling under immense pressure. The concern for him is real and genuine.”
If you plan to get up and see who does end up walking her down the aisle, here’s the EARLY morning schedule. This is what DVR’s are for…
Images of Meghan Markle's dad at an internet cafe checking out a website featuring his soon-to-be royal daughter — which sparked an "awww" moment on social media last week — were allegedly staged, her half-sister told a British network https://t.co/7jDpGYRbjR pic.twitter.com/rzC9AXffRj
— CNN (@CNN) May 15, 2018
(Photo, Kensington Palace)