Megan's half-sister Samantha Markle has since taken responsibility for the staged paparazzi photos through Twitter and in a TV interview, saying that the goal was "positive photos" of her father and not profit. Photos of Markle intently studying "Images of Great Britain: A Pictorial Tour Through History" in a Starbucks quickly went viral - but were later discovered to have been staged.
He told TMZ that he won't be flying to the United Kingdom for the Windsor ceremony after having a heart attack six days ago. That's a steep price, I know, but if you have cash to spare your Meghan Markle Experience is just two clicks away-well, and a flight if you're not in the London area. "She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this hard situation", the statement read.
Kensington Palace even released a rather sympathetic statement to Entertainment Tonight regarding Thomas' last-minute decision not to attend the wedding, urging royal wedding watchers to be respectful and understanding of Thomas Markle.
According to U.S. entertainment website TMZ, Mr Markle, who has recently been caught up in a media storm over paparazzi photographs, will not be going to the royal wedding on Saturday at George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
You can catch "Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance" on United Kingdom screens on Monday at 9pm on Lifetime, available on Virgin and Sky.
Last night USA gossip website TMZ claimed to have spoken "on the record" to Miss Markle's father, who confirmed he had worked with the freelance photographer to set up images of him being measured for his wedding suit and searching online for articles about his daughter.
"Guests include representatives from the Police, Fire and Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, and RNLI, 100 Cadets from Youth United and cadets and emergency services personnel who responded to the Manchester Arena bombing exactly a year earlier", she wrote.
Samantha Markle also dismissed the idea that her father had been paid to take the photos.
It appears some extended family members are seeking the spotlight. I would think the most dignified thing would be for Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle. "But they are in a good place now".
"He told me that he loves me very much and he's sorry about everything that's happening. She likes candies. I'm confident you'll show her a good time".
Mr Markle was married to Meghan's mother, Doria, in 1979 but they divorced in 1987 when Meghan was six years old.
Mr Markle is a retired Emmy-award winning lighting director, who worked on shows such as General Hospital.
No, not the 2018 World Cup, a little royal wedding involving Prince Harry and ex-Suit's actress Meghan Markle.
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