Sunny, Mild Forecast For Royal Wedding

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle asked for "understanding" for the father of the American actress after the USA celebrity news site TMZ reported on Monday he would not attend the couple's glittering wedding in Britain this weekend.

"On the morning of the wedding, Ms. Ragland will travel with Ms. Markle by vehicle to Windsor Castle", the statement said. Kensington Palace has previously said Markle's parents would meet senior members of the royal family, including the Queen, in private this week.

"This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding", Kensington Palace, Harry's office, said in a statement.

The job of getting Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to the church has gone to father and son Windsor Grey horses.

Earlier Monday TMZ reported Thomas Markle would not attend the wedding after it was revealed he allowed a photo agency to take staged pictures of him preparing for the wedding. Thomas Markle, a retired cinematographer who worked in Hollywood for many years, is in his mid-70s.

Ms Markle's mother is now expected to walk her down the aisle. Other candidates include: Prince Charles, Prince Philip and Prince William.

The widely circulated photographs showed him being measured for a wedding suit and looking at newspaper stories about his daughter.

Backtracking on his statements the day before, Thomas Markle told TMZ on Tuesday that he has made a decision to go to the wedding after speaking with his daughter.

The Daily Mirror claims Mr Markle has pulled out of the royal wedding so as not to embarrass his daughter. Meghan's estranged half-sister Samantha yesterday said she had suggested her father pose for the pictures.

"The bad press over my father doing staged photos is my fault", Samantha tweeted on her private account, as shown by the DailyMail.

While this includes food and drink for guests, flowers and the dress, when factoring in security, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding could total a staggering $42 million Dollars - which is not being footed by the royal family.

Harry and Markle have invited 600 guests to the wedding, which will be followed by a gala reception hosted by the queen.

Once told that it was taking place in a week, Rihanna was questioned about her attendance and she gave a rather humorous response.

"It will be all right", said Dilia Rigley.

Dooley said he believes that Thomas will change his mind again and go to the ceremony - because he loves Meghan so much.

Meghan will be married to Prince Harry on May 19.

Her parents split when Meghan was young, but she told Vanity Fair this year that they remain on good terms and even take vacations together as a family.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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