Meghan Markle has pleaded her father to be by her side when she walks down the aisle on her wedding day. Mr. Markle had earlier made a statement that he would not be attending the wedding due to the racket vis-à-vis paparazzi photo-shoot.
His decision not to attend the wedding comes just days before the event. Both Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are distraught to hear the news. He has said that he will not be traveling to Britain to attend the wedding as he has already brought enough embarrassment to his daughter and The Royal Family.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, a friend of the couple has said that Ms. Markle would like her father to be by her side. The couple is concerned about the situation but wants the media to give space to Mr. Markle. According to her, Mr. Markle is a proud father and does not want to be taken care of.
Everyone should stop and see what they are doing to him, she said.
Speaking to TMZ, Mr. Markle stated that he suffered a cardiac arrest six days ago but he checked himself out of the hospital because he wanted to attend the wedding. However, he has now changed his mind and would not be giving away his daughter.
Mr. Thomas Markle, 73, has been portrayed in an unflattering light by the mainstream media. He came under criticism after an allegedly staged paparazzi photoshoot. He denied allegations that he had accepted cash for the shoot and said that he had taken the photos for reasons other than money.