Meghan Markle Was ‘Hysterical’ Over Dad’s Paparazzi Pics But Is ‘Devastated’ He Can’t Attend Royal Wedding

It’s been an emotional journey for Meghan Markle.

As we reported, after dad Thomas Markle was caught staging paparazzi photos with help from Samantha Markle, he said he would not attend Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry out of embarrassment.

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Though he changed his mind, the former Suits star’s father is officially not heading to England because of recent heart surgery.

According to an US Weekly report published on Thursday, Meghan “was hysterical when the photos leaked” but is “devastated” that her dad will not be walking her down the aisle.

The insider revealed:

“She wanted him to come… She’s so upset that his health isn’t OK and she hates that he is so far away.”

The source added:

“She has had a good relationship with him and was excited for him to come.”

Despite the drama, Harry and Meghan are super stoked for their big day.

“Harry and Meghan are still very excited for Saturday… Meghan’s mother, Doria [Ragland], is with her at Kensington Palace right now and her friends are here in town. Everyone is really excited for a magical and special day.”

May 19 can’t come soon enough!

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