“Meghan is devastated that her father isn’t making it,” the insider says. “She has been very upset and would very very like for Tom to be on the marriage ceremony. She by no means disinvited him. She has all the time needed him there.”
As beforehand reported, Thomas, 73, claimed to TMZ on Monday, Might 14, that he suffered a coronary heart assault final week and no longer planned to attend the royal ceremony. He was set to stroll his daughter down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort on Saturday, Might 19. The information of his deliberate absence got here a day after a video emerged of him seemingly staging photos with paparazzi in Mexico.
“This can be a deeply private second for Ms. Markle within the days earlier than her marriage ceremony,” Kensington Palace said in a statement on Monday. “She and Prince Harry ask once more for understanding and respect to be prolonged to Mr. Markle on this troublesome scenario.”
The previous lighting director, who lives in Mexico, has since had a change of coronary heart. He informed TMZ on Tuesday, Might 15, that he’s again within the hospital after experiencing chest ache, however he needs to journey to England if his docs permit him.
“After all I’d stroll her down the aisle,” he informed the web site. “This can be a historic second. I’d prefer to be part of historical past.”
Thomas additionally informed TMZ that the previous actress, 36, tried calling him on Monday, however he was not close to his cellphone. She then despatched him a textual content message that mentioned she loves him and is worried about his well being.
Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, is equally optimistic about their dad making it to the marriage. “I needed to see him go,” she said on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday. “I didn’t need him disadvantaged of that. However clearly the precedence needs to be whether or not or not it’s secure for him to do this.”
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