Meghan Markle's father Thomas under 'unbelievable amount of stress', says half-sister

Meghan Markle's father Thomas under 'unbelievable amount of stress', says half-sister

Friends of Meghan's say that she is "heartbroken" over what has happened and desperately anxious about her father, who told TMZ he suffered a heart attack six days ago.

TMZ said Thomas Markle was upset over the way his decision to have staged paparazzi photos taken of him preparing for the wedding has been received and chose to miss the wedding to avoid embarrassing his daughter and the royal family.

Britain's royal family requested "understanding and respect" be extended to Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, amid the "difficult situation".

OK! Online has contacted Kensington Palace for comment.

In addition to the photo scandal, Mr Markle also claimed he suffered a heart attack six days ago but checked himself out of the hospital so he could attend the wedding.

Markle's father Thomas, 73, was due to walk his daughter down the aisle in front of 600 guests including all the senior Britain's royals and smattering of celebrities.

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.

Well, according to a survey of 2,000 women, Markle's fellow Americans are predicting a fairly traditional look for their homegrown princess-to-be. "He can't open his blinds, he can't go anywhere without being followed".

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"We wanted to make it possible for users of the ABC app to get the "Royal" treatment, even if their invite to the wedding, like mine, got lost in the mail", said Jason Yim, CEO and Executive Creative Director of Trigger.

Lord Spencer's heartfelt eulogy at his sister's funeral, in which he pledged that her "blood family" would do all they could to steer her sons' upbringing "so that their souls are not simply immersed by duty and tradition", reportedly caused a rift with the royal family that has taken years to heal. "All the dirty secrets had come into the public domain".

"I couldn't be more proud of Meghan - she is everything to me". She was killed in a Paris vehicle crash in 1997 while being pursued by photographers. He's since reportedly admitted the photos were staged. That practice has continued with the three young children of William and his wife Kate.

Like his mother and father, Harry's wedding ceremony will be officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

When Harry and Markle decided 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.

Prime's mum's dad was the castle postman, but "I went into the retail side", Prime says.

One source told the Mail last night that Mr Markle was "very unwell", adding: 'He is under significant stress.

They will be pulling the couple's carriage of choice an Ascot Landau along with another four horses during the procession.

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