Meghan Markle’s father just revealed that he is set to have heart surgery on Wednesday, May 16, and therefore cannot attend his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry. https://t.co/jrWsyynMkI— Us Weekly (@usweekly) May 15, 2018
Thomas Markle won’t be walking his daughter, Meghan, down the aisle Saturday, nor will he travel to England for the royal wedding.
Turns out, he’s having major surgery.
Thomas was scheduled for surgery at 7:30 this morning. He said, "Doctors will go in and clear blockage, repair damage and put a stent where it is needed."
Thomas had a heart attack a week ago and started having chest pains Monday. Apparently, the heart attack did significant damage .On top of that, he piled a bunch of stress onto his life over the drama surrounding his staged paparazzi photos and declaring he’d be skipping the wedding to avoid embarrassing his daughter.
After receiving a (missed) phone call and texts from Meghan saying she loved him and was concerned for his health, he changed his mind and hoped he could be at the wedding.
That probably won’t be happening now. If Thomas doesn't attend, who will walk Meghan down the aisle?
CNN suggests the likeliest candidate is her mother, Doria Ragland, who flew to London on Tuesday from LAX.