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'This is not what she wants'

'This is not what she wants'

Meghan Markle's half-sister has said their father "suffered a heart attack" in an interview with a British television station a day after reports emerged that Thomas Markle may not attend the royal wedding on Saturday.

In case you hadn't heard, Meghan Markle's father was embroiled in wee Royal scandal of his own over the weekend when he was caught staging paparazzi photos. He also said he had a heart attack several days ago.

Last night Kensington Palace described the situation as a "deeply personal moment" for Meghan, and asked for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in "this hard situation". "She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this hard situation".

Kensington Palace even released a rather sympathetic statement to Entertainment Tonight regarding Thomas' last-minute decision not to attend the wedding, urging royal wedding watchers to be respectful and understanding of Thomas Markle.

Soon-to-be Duchess Meghan Markle has been consistently grabbing headlines for her royal duties and her new role post marriage. Thomas Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, met at a Hollywood studio in the late 1970s where he was working as as a lighting director and she was a temp.

"From me talking to him, he's very excited to be a part of it", Tracey Dooley, Meghan's former sister-in-law, told "Good Morning Britain" in March.

Ms Ragland, 61 - who divorced Mr Markle when Meghan was six - is thought to be arriving in the country shortly and will stay at Kensington Palace. I wanted to see him go (to the wedding).

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That meant the writers could. have their way with the facts, including how close Prince Harry and Markle, an American actress, grew on one of their early dates, which was actually a vacation in Botswana.

Meanwhile, Meghan's extended family who weren't invited to the wedding have been pictured landing in London.

Elsewhere, the Daily Telegraph leads on Brexit, reporting that Theresa May had admitted negotiations were at an impasse because neither of her options for a customs deal with the European Union would work. "I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle", he said, adding, "Of course I'd walk her down the aisle".

"She knows she has a big support base behind her and that's all she needs to know".

A bakery in Toronto is whipping up lemon elderflower cupcakes, in honour of the wedding cake flavour Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen.

There was no independent confirmation that Mr Markle had been ill, however. They are due to travel to the chapel together on Saturday.


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