He will no longer make the journey to meet his future son-in-law Prince Harry, he said, or keep planned appointments with the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, where the 36-year-old former actress is set to Wednesday Prince Harry, 33, in front of 600 guests and an global television audience of millions on May 19.
Meghan's half-sister, Samantha, has since claimed she hopes their father will attend if he is well enough. While 60 percent of respondents say they like Queen Elizabeth, her son Charles is far less popular.
The Mail on Sunday, a British media outlet, published photos and a surveillance video that it claims show Markle Sr., a former lighting director in Hollywood, staging photos in Rosarito, Mexico, where he now lives. This means he most likely can't travel to England to be with Meghan on her wedding day. "My father does not speak to my brother! my brother is a lying scumbag to suggest that my father should apologize about anything", she tweeted Monday.
It had been announced earlier this month that Thomas, a retired Hollywood lighting engineer who lives in Mexico, would walk his daughter to the altar at St. A party store assistant told the Mail he was paid $15 by Thomas to help measure him for his wedding suit in one image.
But after suffering a heart attack last week, Thomas said his doctors say he has a "seriously damaged" heart.
Mr Markle and Ragland divorced when their daughter was 6-years-old, but they both played an active role raising her.
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She also didn't blame him for the staged photos.
Of course, they don't confirm nor deny if Thomas will be attending the wedding, nor of he will be walking his daughter down the aisle-so for now we only have Thomas's confirmation to TMZ that he won't be attending.
"We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry", Ms Ragland and Mr Markle said in a joint statement about the engagement. As we know the media can take very unflattering photographs of people on their casual days and blow it way out of proportion.
Meghan will be married to Prince Harry on May 19.
Grant denied that her father would apologize for the fake pictures.