Photo of Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle provided by Royal Mail on May 14, 2018
Meghan Markle’s father may not be attending his daughter’s wedding with Prince Harry on Saturday because of a controversial photo shoot, a „difficult situation“ for the bride and groom who demanded „understanding“ and „respect“.
These revelations stopped the perfectly oiled communication of the royal family, four days away from this event very followed in the United Kingdom. They made Tuesday the front page of the British tabloids who wondered who would lead Meghan to the altar.
Thomas Markle, 73, decided not to attend the wedding at Windsor Castle, west of London, as planned, so as not to embarrass his daughter after confessing that he had paid by paparazzi, revealed the TMZ people information website.
The images, which would have sold 100,000 dollars (84,000 euros) around the world according to the tabloid Daily Mirror, show the septuagenarian preparing for the future marriage. A young man takes his steps to make a costume, the septuagenarian consults photos of the future royal couple on a computer or browses a picture book of the United Kingdom in these shots that seem to be taken on the spot but are in fact staged.
The marriage of Harry and Meghan
When questioned, Kensington Palace refused to say whether Thomas Markle would attend the wedding on Saturday.
„This is a deeply personal moment for Miss Markle in the days leading up to her marriage,“ said a spokesman for Kensington Palace, Prince Harry’s official residence, in a short statement released Monday night. Prince Harry and she ask for „understanding“ and „respect“ in this „difficult situation“.
– Family tensions –
The father of the future bride assured TMZ that he did not think badly and wanted to „improve his image“ after clichés of him unflattering in the press. He now feels „betrayed“ and „stupid“.
Meghan’s half sister, Samantha Grant, blamed himself for the incident: „The media unfairly portrayed him badly, so I suggested that he make positive photos in his interest and in that of the royal family, „she tweeted. „It was not for the money“.
According to TMZ, Thomas Markle also had a heart attack a few days ago but left the hospital. He was due to arrive in the UK this week, where he was scheduled to meet the Queen.
Thomas Markle complained to TMZ of severe chest pain, fueled by tension within his family. Meghan Markle’s half-brother and half-sister, with whom she no longer has any connections, have taken it upon herself, disappointed at not being invited to the wedding.
His half-sister had accused, on Twitter, the bride and groom of having invited „complete strangers“ but neither his brother, nor his sister or his nephews.
„Her little Hollywood celebrity has gone to her head and made her an insensitive, superficial and pretentious woman who will make fun of you,“ said his half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. in an open letter to Prince Harry on 26 April.
Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland (l) in Toronto, Canada, October 1, 2017
Meghan Markle’s mother, 61-year-old Doria Ragland, who has already appeared in public with the couple, should be present at the ceremony and could take her daughter to the altar instead of her ex-husband.
It would be a „good choice,“ says Thomas Markle interviewed by TMZ. He told the site that he had not heard from Meghan since he announced his intention not to attend the wedding. According to the site, „he feels the need to be hospitalized soon because he fears he is about to make another heart attack“.