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Controversy Surfaces Just Days Before Royal Wedding

It would not be a proper royal wedding without a wee bit of controversy. Just days before Prince Harry and his fiance Meghan Markle are set to walk down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, reports are surfacing that Meghan’s father will not be joining them on the special day.

Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Markle, told the media that her father has suffered a heart attack. Samantha told a British television station that Thomas Markle was stressed after reports that he allegedly staged photos just days before the wedding. The staged photos were Samantha’s idea, designed to improve her father’s image.

The controversy surrounding Meghan’s family has been brewing since the couple announced their engagement last fall. Thomas told the media that he will be skipping the wedding, as he does not want to cause his daughter any undue embarrassment as she marries into the royal family. Kensington Palace released an official statement on Monday evening, acknowledging that this is a personal moment for both Harry and Meghan and that the two ask for respect and understanding as they put the final preparations on their wedding day.

If Thomas does not make the trip over the pond for the wedding, Meghan will still be accompanied by her mother, Doria Ragland. Meghan plans to stay the night before the wedding with her mother at the luxurious Cliveden House Hotel, while Prince Harry bunks up with his brother and best man, Prince William, at the Coworth Park Hotel.