Meghan Markle's father successfully undergoes heart surgery, latest report says


His older brother, Prince William, will stand by his side just as Harry did for William on his wedding day in 2011.

He had a change of heart after Markle texted her.

Thomas Markle's last-minute surgery came after a freaky week that had him going back and forth over whether he would attend his daughter Meghan's royal wedding to Prince Harry in England this Saturday.

Meanwhile, she and her husband-to-be Prince Harry were seen heading into Windsor Castle and leaving later. Just a few hours after saying he wanted to go to the royal wedding, Thomas flip-flopped for a third time and said he's out.

May 4: Kensington Palace announces Thomas will walk Meghan down the aisle.

"I have a right to defend myself, set records straight which is initially what I started doing - it was never money motivated", she said.

Meanwhile, Meghan's mum Doria Ragland has touched down in the United Kingdom to be by her daughter's side.

Though this alleged party plan is not incredibly surprising - considering Prince Harry has a long history with wild celebrations - what is a bit perplexing is the fact that Prince Charles is reportedly footing the bill for the bash.

She will spend her last night as a single woman at a hotel in Berkshire before traveling with her mother, Doria Ragland, to Windsor Castle for the ceremony at noon (7 a.m. ET).

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So, who are the lucky people getting to participate in the wedding?

It will be down to the royal children to show their new American friends how to behave at a royal wedding.

Markle and Harry still want Markle walk his daughter down the aisle, royal sources told ABC News, describing the couple as "very concerned" about Markle Sr.'s situation.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, her half-sister, Samantha Markle, was reportedly injured following a "paparazzi confrontation" in Florida.

Despite her parents divorcing when she was six, Harry's future wife has remained close to her father.

But he gave a series of contradictory statements in recent days about whether he could give his daughter away to Harry after a report by TMZ that he had undergone heart surgery on Wednesday.

Thomas told the outlet that he was experiencing serious chest pains and was back in the hospital, though he is trying to get cleared in time for the royal wedding.

Responding to reports surrounding her father's attendance at the wedding, Kensington Palace said on Monday that it was a "deeply personal moment for Ms Markle".