Such. A. Mess.
As you know, Meghan Markle‘s family has been making headlines in the days leading up to her wedding to Prince Harry. The latest controversy surrounds her father, Thomas, who is said to have suffered a heart attack and would no longer be attending the royal wedding on Saturday… right after he was exposed for having staged paparazzi pics.
On Tuesday, Thomas spoke with TMZ from the hospital, where he said he’s hoping to be released in time to walk his daughter down the aisle.
According to Thomas, doctors have said his heart is “seriously damaged” following his heart attack last week. Still, he’s eager to be there for the royal wedding in order to be “a part of history”:
“I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle.”
Apparently the invitation is still open as he also says Meghan tried calling of Monday to check in on him, but he didn’t have his phone. He claims she sent a follow up text telling him she loved him and that she was concerned for his health. He doesn’t believe Meghan or the Queen are upset with him about the paparazzi photos:
“I don’t think the Queen is thinking about what I’m doing.”
As for the interviews his other daughter and Meghan’s half-sister Samantha is doing, Thomas confirms that Meghan and Samantha do not have a real adult relationship.
Speaking of Samantha… also on Tuesday morning, the estranged sis (who claimed responsibility for staging the photos) did yet another interview on Good Morning Britain, where she gave an update on Thomas and expressed her desire for him to still attend the wedding.
“I spoke to him [Thomas] early in the morning yesterday and he was quite depressed over an unbelievable series of events involving the media.”
Samantha went on to say:
“I hope so [that he will attend]. And as far as whether or not he had a heart attack, people have had heart attacks they didn’t know they’d had until they had an EKG. They’re not always that loud. They’re not always that dramatic. For him that was the case. He was given the option in Mexico to fly him to L.A., he was afraid that the media would find out. They stabilized him enough that he said, ├óΓé¼╦£Let me give it a day I’m going to go and get checked.’ He did the best he could under the circumstances for being in Mexico.”
As for her father’s current status, Samantha explained:
“He was really having heart pains and suffered a heart attack. It was an unbelievable amount of stress ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ by his report they were stabilizing him. I think he wants to go to the hospital and get checked out. I don’t know as of today what his plans are, but there’s a very real concern, I wanted to see him go [to the wedding], I didn’t want him deprived of that. But clearly the priority should be whether or not it’s safe for him to do that. That’s where we’re at.”
Watch more from her interview (below)!
‘He was living a very quiet and peaceful life… he was avoiding the media’ Samantha Markle speaks about her father ahead of #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/By9i8Nhcpc
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Good Morning Britain (@GMB) May 15, 2018
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