Watching the #RoyalWedding was “Emotional & Joyful” – Meghan Markle’s Dad Speaks

Meghan Markle‘s dad, Thomas Markle, has spoken in the wake of his daughter’s marriage to Prince Harry. Thomas was not

Meghan Markle‘s dad, Thomas Markle, has spoken in the wake of his daughter’s marriage to Prince Harry.

Thomas was not able to attend the wedding due to health issues and spoke to TMZ after the wedding saying that watching the wedding was “emotional and joyful“.

He revealed that he had watched the wedding from home in California and went further to state;

My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy.  I wish I were there and I wish them all my love and all happiness.

In his absence, Prince Charles had walked Meghan halfway down the aisle.

Prince Charles To Walk Meghan Down Aisle After Dad Drops Out

This combination of file pictures created on May 18, 2018 shows Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales arriving at the

This combination of file pictures created on May 18, 2018 shows Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales arriving at the Natural History Museum in London on November 02, 2016 and Britain’s Prince Harry’s fiancee US actress Meghan Markle greeting well-wishers as she arrives with the prince at Millennium Point to attend an event hosted by social enterprise Stemettes to celebrate International Women’s Day in Birmingham on March 08, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

 

Prince Charles will be the one to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle when she marries his son Prince Harry, palace officials said Friday as final preparations were underway on the eve of the royal wedding.

The bride had initially hoped her father Thomas Markle would take on the role, but confirmed Thursday he would not attend as he is recovering from a heart operation after being caught up in a paparazzi fiasco involving staged pictures.

Although many thought her mother Doria Ragland could step in, Kensington Palace said her future father-in-law would take on the responsibility at Saturday’s ceremony.

“Ms Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle… on her wedding day,” a statement said.

“The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to the royal family in this way.”

Markle’s mum will on Friday meet Queen Elizabeth II for the first time at Windsor Castle, where the nuptials will take place.

She met with Charles and his wife Camilla on Thursday, and will be joined by her daughter and future son-in-law for Friday’s afternoon tea with the monarch.

In the weeks running up to the wedding, organisers have been caught off guard by the chaos surrounding the family of the bride-to-be, with palace staff referring to it as the “Markle Debacle”, Britain’s Daily Mirror reported.

And the palace itself has come under fire for its handling of the situation.

“Kensington Palace has missed a trick with the whole family,” veteran royal biographer Penny Junor told AFP, suggesting it might have been prudent for Markle to invite her half-siblings.

“The relatives have become a bigger story than the event itself, which is tragic.”

 ‘Ethereal’ lemon and elderflower cake

Despite the pre-ceremony fiasco, Meghan was smiling as she arrived for Thursday’s dress rehearsal involving military marches and a dry-run of the carriage procession that will whisk the couple around Windsor to greet the crowds after their wedding at St George’s Chapel, in the castle grounds.

The duo made a brief appearance, surprising crowds milling around the rehearsal route by pulling in to Windsor Castle via the famous Long Walk promenade.

Meanwhile, Violet Bakery in east London was on Friday applying finishing touches to the “ethereal” lemon and elderflower wedding cake, which it said would be displayed in a special “installation”, according to Kensington Palace.

Ingredients for the cake, which will be assembled at Windsor on Saturday, include 200 Amalfi lemons, 500 eggs and 10 bottles of elderflower cordial.

Details about Markle’s wedding dress remain a closely-guarded secret, and will not be revealed until the bride arrives for the service.

Mother and daughter will spend Friday night together at the Cliveden House Hotel, set amid an expansive country estate 30 minutes drive from Windsor Castle, while Harry will stay with his brother Prince William at the nearby Coworth Park hotel.

Philip to attend

Security forces have transformed the picturesque town into an impregnable fortress.

Every nook and cranny has been scoured and every imaginable security measure deployed to guarantee the safety of the royal couple and the tens of thousands of spectators set to flood the streets.

Diehard royalists have already started camping out in the town to secure the best viewing spots along the carriage route, with dozens expected to sleep on the streets overnight.

“I came here on Wednesday with all my friends,” Sam Perez, 50, from New York, told AFP outside the castle gates where he had set up camp.

“We’re going to party tonight,” he added.

“The people from the town, they’re really, really good, they bring coffee, cookies, hot tea. That’s nice.”

Outlook sunny

Much of the week has been overshadowed by speculation about whether or not Markle’s father would attend.

He was originally reported to have pulled out after allegedly posing for a set of staged photos which sold for a reported £100,000 ($135,000/114,000 euros) — in a breach of royal etiquette.

US celebrity news website TMZ cited sources as saying he had agreed to the photographs in a bid to improve his image.

“He was trying to explain his side of things, that him working with the paparazzi for those staged photos was an attempt to recast his image to show him as a loving father who was getting ready for his daughter’s wedding, and not as a reclusive lush,” reporter Sean Mandell told the BBC.

Despite the rocky build-up, at least Britain’s unpredictable weather looks set to behave, with a forecast for clear skies and mild temperatures.

Further good news arrived when it was announced that Harry’s grandfather Prince Philip would attend, despite recently undergoing hip surgery.

AFP

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Meghan Markle’s Father Changes His Mind, Now Wants To Attend Daughter’s Royal Wedding

Thomas Markle, thee 73-year-old father of Meghan Markle, the royal bride to be, has indicated his interest to attend his

Thomas Markle, thee 73-year-old father of Meghan Markle, the royal bride to be, has indicated his interest to attend his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.

Read: Meghan Markle’s Dad To Miss His Daughter’s Royal Wedding After They Fell out Over Paparazzi Deal

Mr Markle had pulled out of the royal wedding yesterday, saying he didn’t want to cause any further embarrassment to his daughter after it news emerged that he had staged paparazzi photos for personal gains.

The father of the actress has now backtracked today after his daughter begged him to change his mind and walk her down the aisle.

Markle informed TMZ that his daughter tried to reach out to him on Monday, but he wasn’t near his phone and that she later sent a text saying she loved him and was concerned about his health. He said he now wants to attend his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry if doctors allow him to fly to England.

The former award-winning lighting director is in Mexico, suffered a heart attack days ago and had complained of severe chest pains. Mr Markle said: “I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle.

“Of course I’d walk her down the aisle. This is a historic moment. I’d like to be a part of history.”

 

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Kensington Palace Releases Statement On Meghan Markle’s Father Following Paparazzi Disaster

Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas recently revealed that he suffered a heart attack, and checked himself out of the hospital with the

Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas recently revealed that he suffered a heart attack, and checked himself out of the hospital with the intent of going to the wedding.

However, the backlash surrounding the staged photos he took caused him to ultimately decide to skip the wedding.

The Palace has released a statement addressing the situation surrounding Meghan‘s father skipping the Royal Wedding this Saturday.

 

The statement reads:

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.

According to TMZ, Thomas has decided not to go because he doesn’t want to embarrass the Royal Family or his daughter.

 

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See How Meghan Markle’s Uninvited Extended Family Arrived London For Her Wedding Which Holds On Saturday

Members of Meghan Markle’s extended family have jetted out to London despite not being invited for the royal wedding this

Members of Meghan Markle’s extended family have jetted out to London despite not being invited for the royal wedding this weekend.

The entourage which includes Meghan’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr., his wife Tracy Dooley and her nephews Tyler and his brother Thomas Dooley arrived at London Heathrow Airport yesterday.

Though they were not given an invite, the family does have a purpose for being in London as they will be special correspondents on “Good Morning Britain”.

Read: Meghan Markle’s Dad To Miss His Daughter’s Royal Wedding After They Fell Out Over Paparazzi Deal

Meghan Markle’s father, however, will not be attending the ceremony as he is battling with severe chest pains, following a heart attack he suffered 6 days ago. He also doesn’t want to embarrass the Royal Family or his daughter after they had a fallout over him selling photos of himself to paparazzi.

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Kensington Palace Releases Statement on Meghan Markle’s Father missing the Royal Wedding

There have been several news stories about Meghan Markle‘s family members as the countdown continues for the royal wedding on

There have been several news stories about Meghan Markle‘s family members as the countdown continues for the royal wedding on Saturday; from Meghan’s father Thomas Markle being involved in a photo scandal where he got backlash for getting paid and staging photos for the paparazzi to her extended family arriving in London even though they were not invited to the wedding. 

Meghan’s father Thomas also recently revealed that he suffered a heart attack, and checked himself out of the hospital with the intent of going to the wedding. However, the backlash surrounding the staged photos he took caused him to ultimately decide to skip the wedding.

The Palace has released a statement on the situation surrounding Meghan‘s father skipping the Royal Wedding this Saturday.

The statement reads:

This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Marklein the days before her wedding. She andPrince Harryask again for understanding and respect to be extended toMr. Markle in this difficult situation.

According to TMZ, Thomas has decided not to go because he doesn’t want to embarrass the Royal Family or his daughter.

Meghan Pleads With Dad To Walk Her Down The Aisle

Meghan Markle pleaded with her father to walk her down the aisle after he apparently pulled out of Saturday’s wedding

Meghan Markle pleaded with her father to walk her down the aisle after he apparently pulled out of Saturday's wedding because of the faked photographs row.

Friends said the bride-to-be was distraught after troubled Thomas Markle, 73, said he wanted to save her further embarrassment, following reports that he colluded with a paparazzi photographer to stage a series of pictures in the run-up to the wedding.

A friend of Miss Markle, 36, and her fiancé, Prince Harry, told the Mail that she was standing by her father and pleaded for understanding, saying he was 'not in a good place'.

The friend said: 'This is not what she wants. She obviously wants her dad there. And the idea of contemplating him not being there now is not something that she wants to have to do.

'She and Prince Harry are begging for people to give him some space. They have been saying this for weeks, while trying to offer him support and help. He is clearly feeling under immense pressure. The concern for him is real and genuine.

'He is a proud man who wants to be a father and not be taken care of, but it's quite difficult. Everyone needs to pause and think what this is doing to them and, more importantly, to him. It is a really worrying, scary situation. The couple have been doing everything they can to help him.'

Harry, 33, is said to be blaming himself.

The friend said: 'He is devastated. He feels like this is another thing in the wake of him... the problems he causes. He feels that anyone who gets associated with his life – this is the price they have to pay.

'He wants to protect her and this is really difficult for him to swallow.'

The couple issued an unprecedented official statement through Kensington Palace in the wake of the crisis.