Meghan Markle’s brother Thomas Markle Jr. dramatically claimed their dad was left off the royal wedding guest list. But that’s actually not the case!
Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas Markle Sr., 73, is going to her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry, according to Kensington Palace. On May 2, the 36-year-old bride’s brother Thomas Markle Jr., 51, caused a media storm when he penned an open letter to Harry, 33. In the handwritten note – first shared by InTouch – he shockingly told the heir to the British throne that “it’s not to [sic] late” to cancel the big wedding. But he also dropped the stunning claim that their dad “didn’t get an invite.” Now, his claims have been proven untrue by the royal family themselves!
Kensington Palace released a statement, saying that, “Prince Harry and Ms Markle are very much looking forward to welcoming Ms Markle’s parents to Windsor for the wedding. Mr. Thomas Markle and Ms. Doria Ragland will be arriving in the UK in the week of the wedding, allowing time for Prince Harry’s family, including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to spend time with them before the big day.”
Meghan will travel to the church by car with her mother, and meet her father at the church, where he will walk her down the aisle. That’s so cool! “Ms. Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion,” said Kensington Palace. Aww!
If recent paparazzi photos are anything to go by it does seem like Prince Harry’s future father-in-law is gearing up to attend the wedding of the year. In March he was spotted near his home in Rosarito, Mexico flicking through a book about his daughter’s new homeland. The title? Images of Britain: A Pictorial Journey Through History. A month later the reclusive former lighting director just happened to be snapped doing what most of us do before a wedding – exercising and trying to get in shape for the big day. Given that millions of people around the world are expected to watch the event, we don’t blame him!