WINDSOR, England – Meghan Markle introduced Thursday her father Thomas Markle is not going to attend the royal wedding ceremony following a number of days of controversy and indecision.
“Sadly, my father is not going to be attending our wedding ceremony. I’ve at all times cared for my father and hope he might be given the area he must give attention to his well being,” Markle mentioned in an announcement launched by Kensington Palace. “I wish to thank everybody who has supplied beneficiant messages of assist. Please understand how a lot Harry and I sit up for sharing our special occasion with you on Saturday.”
The actress’ dad, Thomas Markle, had coronary heart surgical procedure on Wednesday following days of press surrounding his well being and hypothesis on whether or not or not he’d attend the royal wedding ceremony.
In response to TMZ, Thomas Markle efficiently got here out of his surgical procedure, which was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, seeming each alert and coherent. As beforehand reported, Thomas reportedly suffered a coronary heart assault final week and checked himself again into the hospital on Tuesday after experiencing chest pains.
“I’m OK. It is going to take a very long time to heal. Staying within the hospital just a few extra days,” he informed TMZ. “Not allowed to get excited.”
Markle started making headlines earlier within the week when it was revealed he staged paparazzi photographs that confirmed him making ready for the marriage. The patriarch obtained lots of criticism when it was reported he was paid for the posed photograph opp. His daughter, Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha Grant, claimed she arrange the paparazzi shoot – not Thomas Markle.
As curiosity grew about whether or not or not Thomas Markle can be current to stroll his daughter down the aisle to marry Prince Harry, the royal couple requested for privateness.
“This can be a deeply private second for Ms. Markle within the days earlier than her wedding ceremony,” learn an announcement from the palace on Monday. “She and Prince Harry ask once more for understanding and respect to be prolonged to Mr. Markle on this troublesome state of affairs.”
Markle and Prince Harry are set to be married on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel. It is unclear who can be strolling Markle down the aisle.