Thomas Markle said he now thought the pictures were "stupid and hammy", according to a TMZ report, and that he made the decision to skip the wedding so he wouldn't embarrass the royal family or his daughter. He had been expected to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Following the reports, Royal spokesperson Charlie Proctor shared the official statement released by Kensington Palace that reads, "This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding".
Morgan, a former editor of The Daily Mirror, said the situation would be the palace's "worst nightmare".
He is believed to have suffered a heart attack a week ago and is in hospital in Mexico, where he lives, after experiencing serious chest pains, TMZ said.
Meghan's half sister, Samantha Markle, said that she was to blame for the staged photographs.
Markle told the website: "I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle". Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Monday night issued a statement asking for "understanding and respect" for Thomas Markle.
The media compared Markle to Wallis Simpson, the divorced American whose relationship with King Edward VIII led to his abdication in 1936.
Speculation around Meghan's dress has been rife, with many wondering who she has asked to design her gown, and whether like Diana, she will elect for a breathtaking train.
Princess Charlotte, who is three.
Meghan Markle is pictured at Anzac Day dawn service at Hyde Park Corner on April 25, 2018 in London. "All the dirty secrets had come into the public domain".
In the years that followed, palace and press reached an uneasy truce.
"The royal family does things quietly, with dignity", said Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, a self-styled royal obsessive and founder of the British Monarchist Society, "and that's what we count on them for".
When Harry and Markle chose to make their relationship public, the prince fired a broadside at the media, saying that the biracial Markle had faced "a wave of abuse and harassment", including "racial undertones" in comment articles.
Ms Ptak said she was thrilled to be chosen to bake the royal wedding cake, saying she shared the couple's values on "food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and most importantly flavour". Ms. Markle is estranged from her two half siblings, products of her father's first marriage; they are the ones now making the most mischief, egged on with promises of fame and with monetary compensation from the tabloids.
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