The week leading up to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding has been dramatic to say the very least. Unsurprisingly, Queen Elizabeth is not amused.
According to the UK Express, the Queen and Prince Philip are "very angry" at Meghan Markle's father after he staged paparazzi photos of himself to make himself look more sympathetic to the press in the days leading up to the royal wedding.
Now, he's saying that he might not even attend the wedding. He's made and changed that statement several times since Wednesday with the latest news being he won't attend.
An insider told the website that The Queen, 92 and Prince Philip, 96, are frustrated by the behavior. The fact that he made a large amount of money selling the photos makes the situation worse.
The source revealed: “Lord Chamberlain, Her Majesty and the Duke are very angry with Meghan’s father.
“They will speak to him once he arrives about the royal protocol," added the source, who apparently spoke to the tabloid before the news broke that Thomas Markle won't be attending the wedding.
ThRoyalsls are also reportedly “worried” about his behavior. "The reason they are worried is because of those photos.”
Markle was due to land in London earlier in the week. He's since told TMZ that he won't be there because he has to have surgery after suffering a heart attack.
According to a press release from Kensington Palace, Thomas Markle was supposed to take a significant part in 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.”
Later in the statement, it says: “Mr. Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle of St George's Chapel.”
A Kensington Palace spokesman last night has asked for privacy for the couple. They have not commented on who will walk her down the aisle if Markle doesn't arrive.
"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."
A separate source told the Daily Mail that Prince Harry feels guilty and responsible for the way the negative press has impacted Meghan.
"Harry feels guilty that this has happened to someone he loves because they are in a relationship with him. He is devastated. He feels like this is another thing in the wake of him... the problems he causes. He feels that anyone who gets associated with his life – this is the price they have to pay."
Please pray for the couple as their wedding draws near. No couple should have to deal with this much drama before their nuptials!
In happier news, see what Meghan Markle's mom brought with her when she landed in London on Wednesday. It's exciting!