With just three days to go until his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry, Thomas Markle on Monday, pulled out claiming he had a heart attack one week ago.
On Tuesday night the 73-year-old told TMZ Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland would be a ‘good choice’ to walk her down the aisle on Saturday at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Royalists have already begun descending on the Berkshire town, where more than 100,000 spectators are expected to flock.
Now Meghan Markle’s father says he WANTS to come to his daughter’s wedding
Thomas Markle says he has changed his mind and would like to ‘be a part of history’ but his attendance depends on his doctors’ advice.
First the foamy faces, now this
The Queen’s Royal Wedding drone ban is being enforced
Elizabeth II banned them for fear of injury to spectators.
Windsor cafe creates coffee with foam faces of royalty
Edward Durkin, one of the owners of the Heidi cafe in Windsor, has launched royal wedding coffees so people can have their drink adorned with an image of Harry and Meghan.
The novelty drink – called a megharryccino – is made on a special coffee printer, of which there are only two in the whole of the UK, Mr Durkin said.
The Heidi cafe is also selling miniature three-tier lemon and elderflower cakes.
Media pictured descending on Windsor
Crowds watch the Changing of the Guard in Windsor
With many already in the Berkshire town for Saturday’s wedding, crowds gathered to witness the Changing of the Guard Tuesday morning.
Pubs to open from 7AM on ‘Super Saturday’
Revellers will drink 1,000 pints a second as the FA Cup Final and Royal Wedding mean an early start for pubs across the country.
Pubs will sell £50million beers on what has been dubbed Super Saturday, according to the Daily Star.
The landlord of the Queen Charlotte in Windsor told the paper that his pub has people coming from as far as the USA and Australia.
Workers pictured planting anti-terror bollards through the night at Windsor Castle
Analysts predict £195.5m Royal Wedding boost to UK retailers
Retailers are expected to receive a £195.5million boost over the next four months as analysts say the event encourages shoppers to loosen their purse strings.
Shopper numbers increase by an average of 0.3 per cent over the months to the end of August.
In May alone, royal wedding fever will see consumers spend an estimated extra £93.1million across UK high streets, shopping centres and out-of-town retail parks – and a further £102.4million over the summer months of June, July and August.
Research suggests Royal Wedding hype isn’t as widespread as some might hope
Sky gives its viewers a peak inside St George’s Chapel
Police spotted overseeing security arrangements outside Windsor Castle
Officers were seen inspecting the location of the Royal Wedding, where security bollards and steel fences have been erected.
ITV show labels Windsor Castle as the Gaza Border in epic live gaffe
Good Morning Britain was discussing the recent drama surrounding Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle – which has seen the actress’ father pull out of the event.
But while reporter Louisa James appeared via video link from Windsor Castle, the location was instead labelled as the Israel-Gaza Border, where 55 were killed and more than 2,000 injured on Monday in clashes as the US Embassy moved to Jerusalem.
Piers Morgan blasts Meghan Markle’s half-sister on GMB
On Tuesday morning Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, appeared on Good Morning Britain after claiming her father was put under pressure by paparazzi.
But host Piers Morgan blasted her, saying: ‘There is no bigger media vulture in this wedding than you.’
He accused her of repeatedly ‘trashing’ Ms Markle since she went public with her relationship with Prince Harry.
Ms Grant on Monday admitted she has not spoken to Meghan since 2015. She told the programme that the media was ‘twisting’ anything she told them about Meghan.
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