Entertainment Meghan announces dad won't attend wedding with two days to go

15:37  17 may  2018
15:37  17 may  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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  Prince Charles will replace Meghan Markle's dad at the royal wedding and walk her down the aisle Meghan Markle has asked Prince Charles to replace her father at the royal wedding by walking her down the aisle. Kensington Palace announced the change in a statement on Friday morning, just over 24 hours before the ceremony. It came the day after Markle announced that her father, Thomas Markle, would not be attending the wedding at all following a paparazzi photo scandal, and emergency heart surgery.More follows.

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Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle won ’ t be attending the Royal Wedding after suffering a heart attack six days ago! He checked into a hospital six days ago, and while he has since recovered, he has still decided not to go to the long-awaited nuptials just days away.

Meghan Markle has confirmed her father is not going to be walking her down the aisle on Saturday after undergoing heart surgery.

“Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health,” Meghan said in a statement.

Thomas Markle suffered a heart attack several days ago, and doctors cleared several blockages and implanted stents into his heart yesterday, according to entertainment site TMZ.

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Thomas Markle told TMZ he we not be attending the wedding after suffering a heart attack six days ago. However on Monday (local time) he decided it best for his daughter if he does not attend , despite being well enough to go . Meghan will be married on May 19.

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He had back-flipped several times over whether or not he would attend his daughter’s wedding and Kensington Palace had not confirmed before today if he was coming.

“I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support,” Meghan said in the statement.

“Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.”

It's now not clear who will walk Meghan down the aisle.

Her mother Doria Ragland flew into London yesterday and is by her daughter's side, and there is speculation she will do the honours. 

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Related Story: Meghan Markle’s father to attend royal wedding , Kensington Palace confirms. “This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding ,” the statement read.

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He is believed to have staged paparazzi photos showing him preparing for the wedding, including being measured for a suit.

On Monday, Mr Markle told TMZ he would not attend the ceremony to avoid embarrassing his daughter and the royal family, but several hours later changed his mind but didn’t think he would because of his heart problems.

At the time, Mr Markle said Meghan had tried to phone him earlier this week, but she didn't get through.

Instead, she sent him a text message saying she "loved him and was concerned for his health".

He said his daughter "harbours no ill feelings toward him".

“I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle," he added.

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