Meghan Markle's father Thomas features prominently on the front pages on Tuesday over reports that he may not be walking his daughter down the aisle on Saturday. TMZ reports that nearly a week after suffering a heart attack, Markle Sr. has decided not to make the trip across the pond to the royal wedding.
Friends of Meghan's say that she is "heartbroken" over what has happened and desperately anxious about her father, who told TMZ he suffered a heart attack six days ago.
Meghan Markle's family is taking full advantage of their five minutes of fame (they have five days left).
Doubts that Thomas Markle Sr (73) would give his daughter away on Saturday followed claims by United States celebrity website, TMZ, that he was pulling out amid allegations he co-operated with a Los Angeles based photo agency to stage pictures of himself preparing for the wedding day. He reportedly admitted that the photos look "stupid and hammy". Although it is unclear if Thomas Markle was paid for the photos, the pictures were sold for about $100,000 around the world.
Shortly after that day, outlets began publishing Rayner's "paparazzi" photos showing the elder Markle getting measured for his wedding suit and reading a book on Britain. It was rumored that Ragland would walk her daughter down the aisle back in January, when the royal couple first announced their engagement.
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He told TMZ he did not want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family after reports he had staged pictures with a paparazzi photographer for a fee.
Prince Harry and his elder brother Prince William have both made clear in the past their dislike of the press, fuelled by the death of their mother Princess Diana in a Paris vehicle crash in 1997 as her limousine sped away from chasing paparazzi.
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Friends said the bride-to-be was distraught after troubled Thomas Markle, 73, said he wanted to save her further embarrassment, following reports that he colluded with a paparazzi photographer to stage a series of pictures in the run-up to the wedding, reports the Daily Mail.
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David Silva was missing from the celebrations as he returned to Spain with his son, who was born prematurely previous year . Guardiola said of the crowds: "Thank you for coming guys".
Meghan's mother Ragland is reported to stay with Meghan at the Cliveden House Hotel upon her arrival.
Asked about the effect on Kensington Palace, after aides repeatedly insisted Mr Markle did not wish to be photographed, she conceded: "I can understand why it would be awkward".
Mr Markle, who has two children - including Samantha - from his first marriage, filed for bankruptcy two years ago. "It's not an easy thing to do and I think his experience and rank would make her feel less nervous - as at least one of them would know what to do".
Harry and Markle have invited 600 guests to the wedding, which will be followed by a gala reception hosted by the queen. They are due to travel to the chapel together on Saturday.
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