Transcript for Meghan Markle's father may not attend the royal wedding: Report
Now to the royal welding. The American about to marry a prince has now learned her father might not be attending. The news behind these reports and why he might be canceling. James Longman from London. Reporter: Just days before he was to walk his daughter down the aisle, tonight, TMZ says Meghan Markle's father will not attend the event. Thomas Markle reportedly bowing out after an embarrassing report in Britain's "Mail" on Sunday accusing him of working with the Paparazzi to stage photos. The father of the bride seen reading up on Britain, getting measured for his suit. The 73-year-old telling the website he regrets the shoot, calling the photos "Stupid" and "Hammy" but says it wasn't about the money. Megan's estranged half-sister, today telling I-tv it was all her idea in order to recast his image after unflattering photos in the press. I'm entirely the culprit. There's a lot of scrutiny that it was money motivated. It was not. It was my suggestion to benefit him and the royal family. Reporter: Markle tells TMZ he's recovering from a heart attack six days ago but won't go to the wedding because he doesn't want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family. The palace tonight not confirming the report but saying, "This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding. She and prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation." The royal relationship with the Paparazzi has been a painful one. Harry talking about their role in his mother's death in this bbc documentary. I think one of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people that chased her into the tunnel were the same people that were taking photographs of her while she was still dying in the back seat of the car. It's a difficult time for Meghan. She's devastated by this turn of events and would like her father to walk her down the aisle. James Longman in London. I'll see you in a few days. "ABC world news tonight" will be in London Friday night. Robin Roberts and I Saturday morning 5:00 A.M. We have it all covered on ABC.
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