UPDATE: Meghan Markle's Father Is Back In The Hospital And Won't Be Walking Her Down The Aisle
Due to health reasons, it looks like Meghan Markle's dad, Thomas Markle Sr., is officially not joining the royal wedding.
Just yesterday, it was announced that Meghan's dad chose to watch the royal wedding unfold from the comfort of his Mexico home, rather than fly to London to be a part of the historic event.
The 73-year-old retiree was hospitalized a week ago due to a heart attack, and suffered further stress when news of his participation in a staged photo shoot with paparazzi made international headlines.
The controversy from the latter was enough to push Thomas to pull out of the royal wedding, reportedly to save Meghan and the royal family from further embarrassment.
While there has been no word about Meghan or the Palace reaching out to Thomas after his decision to opt out of the wedding, recent reports have stated that he is unfortunately back in the hospital for heart surgery. His heart attack caused severe damage that can only be addressed with an operation.
He is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday morning, and will not be well enough to travel to London in time for the royal wedding scheduled on Saturday.
Without her father, Meghan's only family at the wedding will be her mother, Doria Ragland. It has not been announced whether her mother will be walking her down the aisle.
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