LONDON — Meghan Markle mentioned in an announcement launched Thursday that her father will not make her royal wedding ceremony to Britain’s Prince Harry on Saturday. Within the assertion launched by Kensington Palace, Prince Harry’s official residence, Markle thanked “everybody who has provided beneficiant messages of help.”
“Sadly, my father won’t be attending our wedding ceremony. I’ve at all times cared for my father and hope he will be given the area he must give attention to his well being,” she mentioned.
On Monday, Thomas Markle mentioned he was not going to attend his daughter’s wedding ceremony after he posed for embarrassing photographs in trade for cost from a paparazzi company. He advised leisure information web site TMZ that he didn’t need to embarrass his daughter or the royal household and in addition mentioned he had suffered a coronary heart assault final week.
A day later Markle mentioned he nonetheless wished to stroll his daughter down the aisle, however added that his well being may not enable it. Conflicting messages about his attendance, all through TMZ, have made information all week. On Tuesday, he advised TMZ, “I hate the concept of lacking one of many best moments in historical past and strolling my daughter down the aisle.”
However then it appeared like his plans could be again on; the daddy of the bride mentioned that if docs cleared him to fly to the U.Ok., he’d nonetheless attempt to be at his daughter’s facet.
However simply hours later TMZ reported that he had mentioned he was scheduled for coronary heart surgical procedure Wednesday morning to clear a blockage and insert a stent, making wedding ceremony journey “all however unattainable.”
British tabloid The Every day Mail solid doubt on the center assault declare, saying it had confirmed that Thomas didn’t search medical consideration on the day of the reported coronary heart assault however spent “all day” inside his dwelling.
Thomas Markle additionally mentioned that Meghan had tried to name him Monday, however he missed her name. He mentioned she despatched him a textual content saying she beloved him and was frightened about his well being, and that she was not indignant concerning the staged paparazzi photograph shoot.
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