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The drama surrounding the Royal wedding hits yet another peak as Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle, confirms that he won’t be attending the Royal Wedding or walking his daughter’s wedding.

Meghan’s Dad was due to fly in to Britain just his week and meet his future son-in-law, Prince Harry and the rest of the royal family, before walking his own daughter down the aisle.

Kensington Palace has already released a statement stating that, “She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.”

The decision not to go comes on the heels of Markle being scheduled for heart surgery, for which he contends his son, Thomas Jr’s open letter to the Prince, encouraging him not to marry Meghan is responsible. Thomas Markle who had a heart attack just last week after chest pains began on Monday, has been checked into a hospital on Tuesday, where he was scheduled for surgery.

Meghan in the meantime had sent her father messages telling him that she loved him and was worried about his health, which had Thomas hoping that he could perhaps check out and travel down for the wedding, but the upcoming surgery has made that plan a no-go.

The drama doesn’t end there however, in pre-heart-attack drama, Thomas Markle along with his daughter Samantha Markle, Meghan’s half-sister, have also been caught up in a paparazzi scandal of epic proportions. Meghan’s Father was found to have conspired with his daughter Samantha to stage photographs for which he was then reported to have received about $1500.

The matter is particularly nauseating given the groom, Prince Harry famously lost his mother Princess Diana, to overzealous paparazzi in Paris decades earlier.