British Royal Family News says that Meghan Markle so desperately wanted her father Thomas Markle Sr. to attend her royal wedding to Prince Harry back in May of 2018 that she begged him to come. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as the former Hollywood lighting director pulled out at the very last minute, citing health issues. Here’s what you need to know.
According to the new book, Finding Freedom, Harry and Meghan and the Making of Modern Royal Family, Meghan sent numerous texts to her father, who lives full-time and in recluse in Mexico – to come to her wedding. As a matter of fact, the night before the wedding she even sent him one last text.
“He did not reply,” the book says. “Sitting in a bath later that night, FaceTiming with a friend, the bride-to-be said she had left her dad a final message, adding, ‘I can’t sit up all night just pressing send.’”
British Royal Family News: Meghan Markle Begged Father Thomas Markle Sr. To Attend Royal Wedding
The fall-out had actually began when Thomas was caught working with a paparazzi photographer to stage fake photos of himself getting ready for the royal wedding. The stunt didn’t go down very well with Meghan or her future husband, Prince Harry, at the time.
“Dad, we need to know if this is true or not, because my team is going to try to stop this story running — if you are telling me it’s fake,” she told him, according to sources who spoke to the authors, longtime royals-watchers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.
“If they do that, they’re going out of their way to protect you, Dad,” Meghan said over the phone, according to the excerpt.
The book goes on to say that Thomas lied to Meghan, swearing that he did not participate in the staged photos.
“Every single time she was calling him, she was like, ‘Dad, I love you. I just want you to know I love you. Everything is fine. Just get here. We’ll have the wedding. We’ll celebrate. Don’t worry about any of this stuff. Let’s just put it behind us,’ ” the source said. “You want to believe the best, right?”
Right before the wedding Thomas Markle reportedly had a heart attack and had to have emergency surgery, forcing him to cancel his travel plans.
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