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World Meghan Markle's dad will not attend wedding due to surgery

01:41  16 may  2018
01:41  16 may  2018 Source:   wonderwall.com

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With the royal wedding now just days away, TMZ reported on Tuesday, May 15 that Meghan Markle ' s father Thomas Markle has been scheduled for heart surgery this week and it seemingly couldn't come at a worse time.

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Meghan Markle talking on a cell phone: Meghan Markle leaves a Memorial Service to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London on April 23, 2018. © Matt Dunham/AP/REX/Shutterstock Meghan Markle leaves a Memorial Service to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London on April 23, 2018. Due to serious health issues and a surgical procedure, Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, will not be attending his daughter's highly-anticipated wedding after all.

TMZ spoke to Thomas and he told the website he will not even travel to England because he is going into surgery on May 16 to repair damage caused by a recent heart attack — a heart attack, he believes, was brought on because of the recent actions of his son, Thomas Markle Jr.

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Thomas Markle , Meghan ' s dad , will not be attending the royal wedding since he will be undergoing heart surgery on the morning of Wednesday, May 16, he told TMZ. The news follows several back-and-forth reports on whether or not he'd attend the May 19 ceremony.

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The doctors "will go in and clear blockage, repair damage and put a stent where it is needed," he told the website just a few hours after he indicated that he hoped to walk his daughter down the aisle at the May 19th royal wedding.

Thomas checked himself into the hospital on Tuesday after experiencing chest pains.

It's already been a whirlwind of a week for Meghan's 73-year-old father.

Meghan Markle wearing a black dress: Meghan Markle attends an Invictus Games Reception with the Australian High Commission at Australia House in London on April 21, 2018. © Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Meghan Markle attends an Invictus Games Reception with the Australian High Commission at Australia House in London on April 21, 2018.

Just a day after Thomas Markle, decided he wasn't going to attend the royal wedding amid a paparazzi scandal, he decided he wanted to attend and walk her down the aisle.

Thomas told TMZ in the morning of May 15, "I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle." He then added, "Of course I'd walk her down the aisle. This is a historic moment. I'd like to be a part of history."

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Due to serious health issues and a surgical procedure, Meghan Markle ' s father, Thomas Markle , will not be attending his daughter's highly-anticipated wedding after all. Matt Dunham/AP/REX/Shutterstock.

Playi-Images via ZUMA Press/Newscom. WATCH Meghan Markle ' s dad will not attend royal wedding . 0 Shares. That was followed by subsequent reports that he was scheduled to undergo major heart surgery to clear a blockage and repair damage to his heart, which occurred after he

Thomas even said Meghan wasn't angry with him about the paparazzi scandal in which he sold pictures of himself getting ready for the wedding to an agency.

He told TMZ that Meghan tried calling him on May 14 but he wasn't near his phone. He claims she then texted to tell him she loved him, and she mentioned that she was concerned about his health after his recent heart attack and subsequent chest pains. Thomas also said he now feels that his agreement with the paparazzi agency wasn't a violation of trust, but rather a "stupid" mistake.

As for what triggered the heart attack, Thomas Sr. said he believes that Thomas Jr.'s open letter to Prince Harry discouraging him from marrying Meghan was the culprit.

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