‘Her mother should do it’ – Meghan Markle’s father says ex should walk bride down aisle
MEGHAN Markle’s father has reportedly said his ex-wife should give Meghan away at her wedding to Prince Harry on May 19, after deciding not to attend amid health concerns and fears of causing embarrassment for the royal family.
He was expected to walk his daughter down the aisle, but he reported to the US website TMZ he would no longer be travelling to Windsor from his home in Mexico to take part in the nuptials after claims emerged he staged a series of paparazzi photographs.
The website reported Mr Markle had suggested his ex-wife Doria Ragland should take his place and walk Meghan down the aisle.
One of Meghan’s fans agreed with this statement, tweeting: “Aw such a shame for Meghan Markle. Her dad is no longer walking her down the aisle and won’t be at the wedding. Her mum should do it.”
TV presenter Piers Morgan also expressed his sympathy, saying: “Poor Meghan Markle. What a mess.
“I wonder if her mother will now walk her down the aisle?”
Kensington Palace appeared to confirm reports that Mr Markle would no longer be attending the wedding, after it released an official statement, saying: “This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding.
“She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.”
Mr Markle told TMZ he felt embarrassed by the situation and “deeply regrets” the “stupid and hammy” photos.
He said paparazzi had been hounding him for weeks, capturing unflattering photographs.
And when approached by a photo agency, Mr Markle said he agreed to stage some photos in an attempt to improve his reputation.
Mr Markle also revealed he suffered a heart attack just six days ago and was returning to hospital after suffering further chest pains.
He claims the pains were caused by the emotional stress of the situation.
Kensington Palace confirmed earlier this month that both Meghan’s parents would both be involved in the wedding.
Poor Meghan Markle. What a mess. I wonder if her mother will now walk her down the aisle?
They said in a statement: “Prince Harry and Ms Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding.
“Mr Thomas Markle and Ms Doria Ragland will be arriving in the UK in the week of the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry’s family, including the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to spend time with them before the big day.
“Both of the bride’s parents will have important roles in the wedding. On the morning of the wedding, Ms Ragland will travel with Ms Markle by car to Windsor Castle.
“Mr Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle of St George’s chapel. Ms Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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