Will Meghan Markle's father skip the royal wedding?

She refused to say how much money she'd made from the time Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went public with their relationship. He also says he had a heart attack last week and is experiencing more chest pains, suggesting he might be too ill to travel.

"She doesn't want to let anything ruin her day and is trying to keep focus on the weekend", the insider continued.

Her future father-in-law, Prince Charles, is also a contender with odds of 2/1, as is Prince William and Prince Philip.

Meghan's mother Ragland is reported to stay with Meghan at the Cliveden House Hotel upon her arrival. 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.

On Sunday, Britain's The Mail published what it said was security camera footage showing Thomas Markle arriving at the internet cafe with a photographer. He's since reportedly admitted the photos were staged.

Will Meghan Markle's father be at her wedding this Saturday to walk his daughter down the aisle?

Almost two weeks ago, Kensington Palace confirmed that the former lighting director in Hollywood ― who now lives a low-key life in Rosarito, Mexico ― would be walking his daughter down the aisle on May 19. According to family friends he is "devastated" that he has embarrassed his daughter, and that the episode has cast a shadow over the royal family and the forthcoming wedding.

Taking their romantic chicken dinner as inspiration, KFC has launched a new royal wedding-themed chicken bucket in honour of Harry and Meghan's forthcoming union. Perhaps most confused of all were Prince Harry and the rest of the royal family, who found out that the father of the bride would be skipping the royal wedding when the rest of the world did, from news reports, according to TMZ. He said he was buying the beer for security guards at the retirement community where he lives. The Royal Family said Prince Harry feared for Markle's safety, especially since his mother, Princess Diana, died in 1997 while being hounded by the paparazzi. That's what Meghan's sister, Samantha Markle, EXCLUSIVELY tells us, blaming Thomas Markle for causing her dad to 'crack!'

Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, has pulled out of her wedding to Prince Harry.

The announcement was met with an outpouring of support for both Ms Markle and her father on social media.

In an interview on British TV network ITV, Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha Markle, said she urged their father to stage the photos to help improve his image.

  • Arturo Norris