Meghan Markle’s father won’t attend her wedding to Prince Harry in three days’ time because he needs to have major heart surgery today, it has been reported
Thomas Markle, 73, who lives in Mexico, revealed that doctors will ‘go in and clear blockage, repair damage, and put a stent where it is needed’ during the operation, which will take place at 3.30pm UK time.
Mr Markle is thought to have previously stayed at General Hospital in Rosarito, the town where he lives, but it is unclear where today’s operation will take place. The retired lighting director believes his heart attack was triggered by an open letter his son, Thomas Jr, wrote trying to convince Harry not to marry Meghan. READ HERE
Meanwhile it was claimed today that the relationship between Meghan’s parents has been strained further after the fallout over the paparazzi photos.
A source told The Sun Online: ‘Thomas and Doria are currently barely speaking to one another.
‘He is trying to make peace after everything that has happened. Their relationship had been hanging by a thread for months before the staged photo scandals.
He had told friends that he wanted to come with the peace gesture for an appeasement before the wedding and his daughter’s big day, but his recent actions have crushed that.’
The revelation over surgery was the latest twist on a rollercoaster of speculation surrounding whether Mr Markle would attend Saturday’s royal wedding at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
It came just hours after Meghan seemed to have convinced her father to change his mind and walk her down the aisle.