'Suits' Cast Members Arrive in Europe Ahead of Royal Wedding

GettyMeghan Markle The Queen will talk to Thomas Markle Sr about royal protocol it is said

GettyMeghan Markle The Queen will talk to Thomas Markle Sr about royal protocol it is said

Meghan Markle's parents are making headlines in the days before their daughter's royal wedding to Prince Harry.

They will then travel together by auto to St. George's Chapel where they were expected to meet Meghan's dad to walk her down the aisle.

According to the celebrity news site TMZ, Markle has pulled out of the wedding because he doesn't want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family.

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

Later in the day, Thomas Markle told TMZ he staged the photos in an effort to rebrand his image and admits the posed pictures look "stupid and hammy".

It is estimated that the photos sold for up to £100,000, or about $135,500 - although Markle Sr. denied to TMZ that they sold for even $100,000. The report also quotes Markle as saying that he was approached by the paparazzi to take the photos. Thomas Markle, a retired cinematographer who worked in Hollywood for many years, is in his mid-70s.

Mr Markle allegedly staged paparazzi photographs of himself in the run-up to the wedding at Windsor Castle, and it has been reported that he has now withdrawn from the ceremony as a result. The reportedly shy and reclusive 73-year-old retired Hollywood lighting director had been expected to walk Meghan, his US -born former TV actress daughter, down the aisle in front of a globally televised audience.

"If indeed Meghan's father chooses not to attend this weekend's royal wedding, it will no doubt be a devastating blow for his daughter, but she will have her mother by her side and her mother will more than rise to the occasion".

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Samantha Markle previously revealed she was "culprit" who urged their father to stage the photos in an ill-fated bid to improve his image.

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A spokeswoman for the prince declined to comment directly on the report or to say whether the statement meant Markle's father would be at the wedding.

That narrative appeared to follow the "rags to riches" story surrounding Meghan's rise to royalty - despite her coming from a financially stable American family.

Although she has had to cut her past ties with organizations such as UN Women and World Vision as she takes on her royal role, Markle has made clear that she intends to continue her charitable work after the wedding. It'll be hosting special coverage of the royal wedding featuring an extended edition of Good Morning America (GMA) on Saturday, 19th May (5:00-10:00 a.m. EDT).

Rumors have been circulating around who will design Markle's dress.

Earlier on Monday, Kensington Palace said the bride-to-be and her mother would be staying at a luxurious hotel near Windsor the night before the ceremony.

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