The site later said Markle could not make the trip after all, thanks to a major operation scheduled for Wednesday to clear a blocked artery, fix coronary damage and put a stent in his heart to help keep the artery open.
Obviously, though, this is significantly more serious and potentially life-threatening than all those faked paparazzi pic allegations.
But they have been overshadowed by Ms Markle's relatives on her father's side, who have been barred from Saturday's nuptials following unwelcome stories of bust-ups, heavy drinking - and even an arrest. The outlet claims that Thomas says his daughter tried calling him on Monday when he was away from his phone, and that she later sent a text saying she loved him, was concerned for his health, and has no hard feelings about the whole paparazzi photo-staging situation. And so, I had both of my parents walk me down the aisle.
Asked how he thinks the Queen will feel about the recent drama, Markle Sr joked she wasn't likely to be thinking about what he's doing.
Harry's office said last week that all the bridesmaids would be children and that Markle had decided not to have a maid of honor because she could not choose between her friends.
Thomas's decision leaves arrangements for the Royal wedding in doubt. From the chefs to the baker to the buggy, we can't wait for Meghan Markle to walk down the aisle.
At the other end of the journey will be Meghan, eagerly awaiting her mother's arrival after two days of personal turmoil.
Bookies are taking bets, and the odds-on favorite is her mother Doria.
Royal wedding bridesmaids and pageboys: Meghan Markle and Harry's wedding party Wed, May 16, 2018 Meghan Markle's bridesmaids to include Princess Charlotte while Prince George will be a pageboy for the royal wedding.
Werner, 66, from New Fairfield, Connecticut, has joined thousands of others who will camp out for several nights in the streets of Windsor in the hope of catching a glimpse of Prince Harry and USA actress Meghan Markle on their wedding day.
Unfortunately, we'll only see their outfits on the wedding day.
"I don't know as of today what his plans are, but there's a very real concern", she told Britain's ITV television.
"Ben was at the MMVAs (iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards) and John did something really sweet, ' she said". I just like their clean image and how they carry themselves.
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