Looks like Meghan Markle won’t have her father to worry about after all. After the hype of the staged pictures, Thomas Markle has announced that he won’t be attending the royal wedding at all. Thomas says that he had no intention of hurting his daughter or her future in-laws when he made a deal to let a photo agency take pictures of him getting ready for the wedding.
The reason he did it was to recast his image. Over the last year, he’s been ambushed by paparazzi who’ve caught him buying beer while looking disheveled and reclusive. He’s upset that they’ve made him look like a lush – especially since the booze wasn’t for him. He was getting for the guards that work in his building. And apparently, it was all the bright idea of Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Markle, who has owned up to the scheme on British TV.
In addition to everything else, Thomas actually suffered a heart attack six days ago, but checked himself out of the hospital early so he could walk Meghan down the aisle. Now that this controversy has come to the forefront, he’s decided to forgo the pleasure.
- Meghan and Prince Harry have released a statement on the matter. “This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson offered. “She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation.”
- Since Meghan and Prince Harry started dating, Daddy Markle has been offered cash for interviews, but he’s turned them all down. But when the agency approached him with an offer, he thought it would be a chance to make him look better in the public eye. For the record, he wasn’t offered anywhere near the $135-thousand dollars the photographer allegedly got.