TMZ reported that Thomas Markle is experiencing serious chest pains after his heart attack just 6 days ago.The pains have been triggered by emotional upset. He told the website: “I’ve been popping Valium for the pain, especially when I hear about my oldest daughter.”

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Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, claimed it was her idea for her father to stage the paparazzi pics of him preparing for his daughter’s wedding. “The bad press over my father doing staged photos is my fault. The media was unfairly making him look bad so I suggested he do positive photos for his benefit and and the benefit of the royal family. We had no idea he would be taken advantage of. It was not for money @KensingtonRoyal.”

Earlier today Thomas admitted to TMZ that the photos that were published and then turned out to be faked were “stupid and hammy,” and shared that just six days ago he suffered a heart attack, but that wasn’t going to stop him from being there for his daughter’s big day, until the allegations about those ‘staged’ paparazzi photos surfaced.

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Thomas claims that he has not heard from Meghan since the news of him not giving her away on Saturday broke. He checked in to a “charity hospital” a few hours ago and said that he feels he might need to go to a better one, as he fears he might be on the verge of another heart attack.

 

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Markle said to TMZ that he has decided not to attend the wedding after all because he does not “want to embarrass the royal family or his daughter.” Kensington Palace issued a statement on the matter: “This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding,” a spokesman said. “She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation.”

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