MEGHAN MARKLE's father Thomas Markle may not be in London to walk his daughter down the aisle when she marries PRINCE HARRY this weekend. And there are two reasons for that.
First, he had a heart attack about a week ago. But he was actually STILL planning to be at the wedding, until it was revealed that he had been STAGING paparazzi photos of himself.
They were nothing scandalous. They just showed him getting fitted for his wedding outfit, looking at pictures of Meghan and Harry, reading a picture book about England . . . stuff like that.
But it made him look like he was cashing in on his daughter's new royalty . . . which he claims isn't the case. He says the paparazzi had been posting unflattering pics of him, so he just wanted to control the way he was portrayed.
Sources say Meghan is pleading with her dad to come anyway. But TMZ says he's been experiencing fresh chest pains, and may check himself back into the hospital.
A Royal spokesman says, quote, "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."