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For real royal tradition, look to crowd's taste in wedding souvenirs

For real royal tradition, look to crowd's taste in wedding souvenirs

Photos showed Meghan's Tracy Dooley - the ex-wife of Meghan's half-brother Thomas Markle Jr - and her sons, Tyler and Thomas, arriving at Heathrow Airport on Monday.

It's believed Prince Louis, who was born in London on April 23, will skip the ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.

The American TV actress' family has been in the news for their controversial statements about the bride-to-be.

The royal family has been hit with a new scandal: According to a claim by TMZ, Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, will not walk his daughter down the aisle or attend the May 19 wedding.

Prince Charles, Meghan's future father-in-law, may be the most obvious choice to replace her father.

Thomas Markle, who lives in Mexico, was quoted as telling Los Angeles-based celebrity website TMZ.com that he was scheduled to undergo a heart fix and blockage clearance procedure early on Wednesday morning.

If her father does not come, British newspapers suggested that Markle's mother, with whom she is spending the night before the ceremony at a nearby luxury hotel, would walk her daughter down the aisle.

"This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding", Kensington Palace, Harry's office, said in a statement.




A composite photo showing Meghan Markle and her father, Thomas.

A friend of Meghan, 36, says Thomas - who suffered a "heart attack" a week ago but checked out of hospital to attend the wedding - is not in a "good place".

TMZ is reporting that Mr Markle has had a change of heart after his daughter contacted him following his shock decision to opt out of the royal wedding. "Meghan and I do not have a relationship now".

British Airways said the flight from London Heathrow to Toronto, the city where Markle used to live and where the pair made their first public appearance together, will be staffed by two Harrys, seven Megans and one Meghan, and flown by Senior First Officer Harry Blake.

Thomas Markle and Ragland divorced when their daughter was 6-years-old, but they both played an active role raising her.

The Thomas Markle situation was the palaces "worst nightmare". "I think he wants to go to the hospital and get checked out". "I searched the world for something that I thought was really sentimental", she said.

Dooley and her sons, who live in OR, previously said they had not seen Markle in 20 years and had not received an invitation to the royal wedding.

According to TMZ, he told the website he regretted allowing the pictures to be taken and acknowledged they looked "stupid". It would make sense for a mother to move closer to her daughter, especially if new Duchess duties kept her overseas all the time.