Meghan Markle’s Dad Is No Longer Attending the Royal Wedding: Report
Meghan Markle might need to find someone else to walk her down the aisle.
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Earlier this month, Kensington Palace announced that both of Meghan Markle’s parents would, in fact, be in attendance at the royal wedding on Saturday, with her father Thomas Markle giving her away. But based on some recent developments, it seems Thomas may not be at the wedding at all.
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According to TMZ, Thomas is sitting out Saturday’s festivities entirely, and won’t even travel to London to meet his daughter’s future family. The news comes after Thomas was outed for staging paparazzi photos of himself preparing for the royal wedding.
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TMZ reports that Thomas wanted to reclaim his image as a “recluse” and a “lush,” hoping that the staged photos would help the public to see him in a better light. According to the report, Thomas “deeply regrets” the photos, which make him look “stupid and hammy.”
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Now, out of embarrassment, he’s personally decided not to attend.
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“This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation.”
Kensington Palace, regarding the news to People
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