Monday, 28 May, 2018

The Royal Wedding Drama Around Meghan Markle's Dad, Explained

Meghan Markle's Father To Apologize Over Reportedly Staged Paparazzi Photos Meghan Markle's dad has CANCELLED his plans to attend her wedding
Velma Reese | 16 May, 2018, 07:43

"Mr. Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle of St George's Chapel", read the official statement in early May.

Thomas Markle was recently in headlines over the weekend after claims emerged that he collaborated with paparazzi to pose in pictures while getting measured for his wedding suit and googling news of his daughter's upcoming wedding ceremony.

Britain's royal family requested "understanding and respect" be extended to Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, amid the "difficult situation". Kensington Palace told HuffPost on Tuesday that they still had no comment regarding the news or the change in plans. The reportedly shy and reclusive 73-year-old retired Hollywood lighting director had been expected to walk Meghan, his USA -born former TV actress daughter, down the aisle in front of a globally televised audience.

However, 36-year-old Meghan was so excited Harry had to remind her to take the ring he was holding. He told TMZ he didn't primarily do it for the money; the Mail on Sunday reported that the photos were sold to outlets worldwide and netted $135,000. Or at least the one where he was at an Internet shop researching about Prince Harry?

The royal family has had a similar situation in the past.

It's cool, guys. I'm more than content in my shoebox apartment. She was killed in a Paris auto crash in 1997 while being pursued by photographers.

In the years that followed, palace and press reached an uneasy truce.

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Kensington Palace has remained silent since it was established that the photos were faked and according to Grazia, they are quietly taking the stance that the incident is a outcome of the ongoing intrusion into his life. That practice has continued with the three young children of William and his wife Kate.

The movie goes like this: set in Botswana in 1997, Harry runs away from his father and brother supposedly just after the death of his mother, Princess Diana, and finds himself at the foot of a tree as a lion approaches.

When Harry and Markle chose to make their relationship public, the prince fired a broadside at the media, saying that the biracial Markle had faced "a wave of abuse and harassment", including "racial undertones" in comment articles.

"Let me clarify, he's 73, which makes him a bit more fragile", she said.

Prime is selling a lot of stock for people planning royal wedding parties - he's selling bunting to people who aren't even sure what it is, they just know they need it. American and global TV networks plan hours of live coverage. "I said, "'you have to show the world you're getting in shape.' It was my suggestion", Samantha said in an appearance on the British talk show Loose Women.

"The media are the public's proxy", Cashmore said.

"I understand it is still very much Meghan Markle's wish that her father should be there on Saturday to support her", he added.

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