Meghan Markle's sister attacks media pursuit of their father before royal wedding

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Thomas Markle won't be walking his daughter Meghan Markle down the aisle for her royal wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, TMZ is reporting Monday.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding is set to take place Saturday - with the newlyweds participating in an event for Harry's father, Prince Charles, shortly after. But he reportedly told the celebrity website TMZ that he is no longer planning to come to the wedding where 600 guests have been invited.

"I've been popping Valium for the pain, especially when I hear about my oldest daughter", he said.

There was no independent confirmation that Mr Markle had been ill, however. He said he had been treated at the General Hospital in Mexico six days ago.

Meghan Markle's dad, Thomas Markle, apparently wants to go to the royal wedding after all.

The poll by polling firm YouGov showed that 57 percent of respondents believed the royal family should pay not only for the wedding but also for the costs of police. He's since reportedly admitted the photos were staged.

TMZ said that Markle regretted working with a photographer and posing for pictures, which included pictures of Markle getting measured for his wedding suit and another of him looking at pictures of his daughter and future son-in-law.

However, the TMZ website reported on Monday that he had decided not to attend the glittering wedding at the castle, the home of English and British monarchs for nearly 1,000 years.

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

"This is not what she wants".

"I said the world has no idea that you're getting in shape and doing healthy things", she said.

"This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding", the palace said in a statement.

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, who lived in Baltimore for several years, will give the sermon at the upcoming wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. He met Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, at a Hollywood studio in the late '70s and the pair split when their daughter was still young.

A spokeswoman for the prince declined to comment directly on the TMZ report or to say whether the statement meant Markle's father would be at the wedding. Both parents were further expected to meet the Queen and the rest of the royal family in the lead-up to the big day. The Times's Valentine Low pointed out that "the pictures that have aroused suspicion were all taken by the same agency, Coleman-Rayner, which is run from Los Angeles by two British journalists".

Or at least the one where he was at an Internet shop researching about Prince Harry?

"It's really embarrassing, to be honest, because for the last few weeks the British press in particular have been warned off Thomas Markle, Meghan's father, told to leave him alone", he pointed out. He figured that doing the photos would recast his image as an adoring father; he also said he didn't earn anywhere near $100,000 for his participation in the shoots.

"I feel that the media have unfairly preyed on him and he has really been admirable about laying low and not speaking out on certain things", Markle told ITV.