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    Meghan Markle’s Dad Not Attending Royal Wedding After Suffering Heart Attack

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    Meghan Markle will not be escorted by her dad on her wedding day.

    The Suits actress’ father, Thomas Markle, just announced he will not be attending the nuptials after suffering a heart attack.

    His hospitalization came after he was photographed by the paparazzi reading a book about England in preparation for the upcoming ceremony. According to the patriarch, he only agreed to posing for the staged pictures because he “figured there was no harm in it and it would help recast his image.”

    Via TMZ:

    He admits the pics look “stupid and hammy.” He says he was just going along with the paparazzi agency, which he now deeply regrets.

    And, Thomas says, he suffered a heart attack 6 days ago but checked himself out of the hospital so he could attend the wedding. He’s now decided not to go because he doesn’t want to embarrass the Royal Family or his daughter.

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