It is going to be the wedding of the year when Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle to tie the knot with Prince Harry on May 19. But seems like there is some trouble regarding as to who will walk the bride down the aisle. As per reports, Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, has dropped out of the wedding, following an embarrassing paparazzi controversy and a minor heart attack.
Thomas suffered a heart attack two weeks ago but had checked himself out of the hospital to attend the wedding. But soon a secret was revealed by another report. In the previous weeks, various sets of paparazzi pictures of Thomas had surfaced in which he can be seen scrolling through news reports about the wedding, getting fittings for a suit, etc. A report by Mail on Sunday revealed that all of these pictures were staged. The paparazzi, Meghan’s father and Meghan’s estranged half-sister Samantha Markle were all in on this plan. After this, TMZ reported that Thomas has opted out of the wedding. (ALSO READ: Who is joining Priyanka Chopra at Meghan Markle’s royal wedding? The actress answers…)
Following the controversy, Late Monday, Kensington Palace announced in a statement that, “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,” The spokesperson further said, “We are not getting into further details.”
Earlier, Samantha had appeared on a talk show and had admitted that the staged pictures were her idea. She said that the money was not the motivation behind the pictures. But she wanted to fix her father’s image that was under media scrutiny.
“As we know the media can take very unflattering photographs of people on their casual days and blow it way out of proportion. I said, you know, the world has no idea you’re getting in shape, doing healthy things. They don’t photograph you buying vegetables and PH water. They photograph you as unflattering ways as they can.” Samantha said on Loose Women. “So I said, really you need to show the world that you’re getting in shape and doing great healthy things,” she added.