TMZ said Thomas Markle was upset over the way his decision to have staged paparazzi photos taken of him preparing for the wedding has been received and chose to miss the wedding to avoid embarrassing his daughter and the royal family.
Dooley and her sons, who live in OR, previously said they had not seen Markle in 20 years and had not received an invitation to the royal wedding.
He told TMZ that he did it to help recast his image, but that he deeply regretted the decision. She never disinvited him. Markle, 36, and Harry, 33, met in July 2016 and made their first official appearance as a couple at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.
"This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding", a palace spokesperson said.
Britain's royal family requested "understanding and respect" be extended to Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, amid the "difficult situation". (Instagram) Mr Markle claims he suffered a heart attack a few days ago.
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Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly devastated over Thomas Markle's decision to not attend the wedding.
A source added that Meghan's mother will reportedly walk her down the aisle on Saturday.
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ET has reached out to Thomas for comment.
Her future father-in-law, Prince Charles, is also a contender with odds of 2/1, as is Prince William and Prince Philip. After he received backlash for staging the paparazzi pictures, Thomas Markle pulled out the wedding, telling TMZ he hadn't heard from his daughter since the photos went viral.
While Thomas Markle was supposed to attend the wedding, step-siblings Samantha and Thomas Markle Jr. have not been invited for the wedding; her mother Doria Ragland, however, will be present at the wedding.
May 14, 2018 Thomas speaks out, confirming he did stage the photos, but now feels bad about it. "It was my suggestion that to benefit him and to benefit the royal family that everyone looked good and they depict you as you are - in shape and doing healthy things".
The pictures show a lonely Mr Markle browsing images of his daughter and Prince Harry in an internet cafe, lifting weights to get in shape for the wedding, and being fitted for a suit for the big day.