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ghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, has said he will not attend his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry. The actress' father is reportedly set to undergo a heart procedure. He's been quoted by celebrity website TMZ as saying he'll have a heart repair and blockage clearance operation on Wednesday.
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The 73 year old was set to walk Megan down the aisle on Saturday, but earlier this week, those wedding plans seemed to go out of the window. Media reports surfaced that Marklel staged pictures with the paparazzi photographer for a hefty fee. He then stated he wouldn't attend as he didn't want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family.
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On Tuesday, Megan's half-sister defended their father.>> I think my father's really suffered at the hands of the media. They've presented him in the most horrible ways, high inaccurate. The goal of those photographs was basically because he was feeling defenseless. They had the advantage of portraying them however they wanted, which was entirely inaccurate.
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And I think a person has a right to say, wait a minute, enough is enough, I want to be portrayed how I really am.>> In the statement issued on Monday, Harry's office Kensington Palace called Thomas Markle's initial comments a deeply personal moment for Miss Markle. The bride to be's parents are divorced with her mother, Doria Ragland, set to attend the nuptials.
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With just days to go, the world's media and well wishers are descending on the gentile English town of Windsor. But it appears Thomas Markle is unlikely to be one of them.