Royal wedding LIVE: Latest updates on Meghan Markle’s father as her mother flies to the UK
Thomas Markle is set to miss the wedding of his daughter Meghan and Prince Harry due to heart surgery, it has been reported.
The couple are due to tie the knot on Saturday in a ceremony in Windsor but on Monday it was claimed Meghan’s father would not give her away due to concerns he had embarrassed her or the royal family over photographs apparently posed with paparazzi.
Mr Markle is said to have had a heart attack one week ago and it has been claimed he will undergo surgery at 7.30am local time on Wednesday, meaning he will miss the ceremony.
He reportedly told TMZ: ‘They [doctors] will go in and clear blockage, repair damage and put a stent where it is needed.’
Ms Markle’s mother Doria Ragland has today been pictured leaving LAX airport from where she is flying to the UK in time for Saturday’s ceremony.
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Meghan Markle ‘persuades ex to hold off on TV show based on her relationship with Prince Harry’
Meghan Markle has reportedly persuaded her ex-husband to pull the plug on an ’embarrassing’ TV show based on her relationship with Prince Harry.
According to reports, close friends of the bride-to-be held a meeting with Trevor Engelson in a bid to dissuade him from developing the TV series that he had been working on with Fox.
Engelson was reportedly working on a new sitcom show about a divorced American mother who moves to London to marry a British royal.
An unnamed TV executive told the Sun Online: ‘Trevor’s project is currently on hold after several months of anguish for Meghan.’
They may be part of the royal family – but they are NOT invited to the wedding of the year
The children and grandchildren of the Queen’s cousins, the Duke of Kent, the Duke of Gloucester, Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra, have been snubbed by Harry and Meghan Markle, the Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare writes.
Among those who have not had an invitation are Lord Frederick Windsor, 39, and Lady Gabriella Windsor, 37, the children of the Queen’s cousin, Prince Michael.
Meghan’s best friend touches down in London: Fashion queen arrives at Heathrow with family
Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney arrived in London with her husband and three children this morning, just 72 hours before the royal wedding.
The 37-year-old glossy Canadian socialite touched down at Heathrow Airport with her husband Ben Mulroney, son of the country’s ex-prime minister Brian Mulroney.
They were with their three children – twins Brian and John, seven, and daughter Ivy, four – who are rumoured to be page boys and flower girl at Saturday’s wedding.
Meghan Markle’s mother Doria heads to LAX with a Burberry garment bag
Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland made her way to the airport on Tuesday with a Burberry garment bag in tow — as speculation mounts that she will be the one walking her daughter down the aisle.
The 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker was picked up by an SUV at her California home before heading to Los Angeles International Airport, where her vehicle was seen going through a private entrance.
The mother of the bride’s luggage was put in the backseat of a black SUV, but she held on tight to her Burberry garment bag — which likely contains an outfit she will be wearing during her daughter’s wedding weekend.
Meghan Markle’s father needs to have major heart surgery tomorrow
It appears Thomas Markle won’t be going to the royal wedding after all.
Meghan Markle’s father has once again pulled out of his daughter’s big day, revealing that he needs to have major heart surgery on Wednesday morning.
Mr Markle, 73, told TMZ that doctors will ‘go in and clear blockage, repair damage, and put a stent where it is needed’ during the operation.
He also revealed he believes his heart attack was triggered by an open letter his son, Thomas Jr, wrote trying to convince Prince Harry not to marry Meghan.
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