Thomas Markle Sr. has revealed that he won’t be attending her daughter’s wedding this weekend. Although he was set to walk his daughter down the aisle on Saturday, his decision changed after the Mail revealed on Sunday that Markle had staged paparazzi photos for money.
In the staged photos, Markle can be seen looking up reports about the forthcoming wedding in an internet cafe, reading a book on British history, working out with weights in a park and giving measures for his wedding suit.
According to the US celebrity news website TMZ, Markle had complained that he was ambushed by paparazzi many times during the past year who have been taking unflattering photos of him. The man also claims to turn down interview offers for amounts ranging up to $100,000.
According to him, he thought the staged photos would help recast his public image. He further said that he had not been motivated by money and meant no harm to his daughter or the royal family when he allowed the photo agency to take the pictures.
Markle told TMZ that he will not travel to London because he didn’t want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family on the big day. According to him, he had a heart attack 6 days ago and he was again going to the hospital after suffering from new chest pains.
Palace insiders told Daily Mail that the royal family was unaware of this news and they hadn’t been informed about Thomas’ change of heart before his interview was published.
‘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,’ said a spokesperson for Kensington Palace in a statement.
But Daily Mail claims to know that Markle didn’t seek medical help on the day he suffered from ‘heart attack,’ instead, he was in Rosarito in his clifftop home throughout the day.
Furthermore, Markle was spotted just 2 days later while grabbing a frosted beverage and 2 Happy Meals at a local McDonald’s drive-thru.
Later that day, he was seen stopping at KFC where he bought a food package.
Prince Harry has yet to meet Markle, his future father-in-law but it seems Meghan will only have her mother by her side when she ties the knot with the Prince on Saturday.
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