Turns down a place at the Royal Wedding
Meghan Markle's father has reportedly decided against attending the royal wedding on Saturday following the uproar over his staged paparazzi photos.
Thomas Markle Sr. had been due to walk his daughter down the aisle for her wedding to Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, England, but he tells TMZ.com he has now cancelled the trip to avoid further embarrassment to the royal family.
The father of the bride has been blasted in the British tabloids after it emerged candid photos of Thomas preparing for the former actress' big day had actually been prearranged, with Los Angeles-based photographer Jeff Rayner hired to snap images of Thomas looking at news reports about Meghan's upcoming nuptials, working out, and getting fitted for a suit for the high-profile ceremony.
Images of Meghan Markle's dad at an internet cafe checking out a website featuring his soon-to-be royal daughter -- which sparked an "awww" moment on social media last week -- were allegedly staged, her half-sister told a British network https://t.co/VNedj4cRxE pic.twitter.com/gQ5BjGI2Ww— CNN (@CNN) May 14, 2018