Meghan Markle’s Dad Thomas Says ‘it Will Take A Long Time To Heal’ After Successful Heart Surgery To Put In Three Stents


MEGHAN Markle’s dad has undergone “successful” heart surgery today, according to reports.

Thomas Markle is said to be “alert and coherent” following the operation for a heart condition, TMZ reports.

The Mega Agency Thomas Markle has changed his mind several times about attending the royal wedding

The website quoted Thomas as saying: “They [doctors] will go in and clear blockage, repair damage and put a stent where it is needed.”

He is said to still be in hospital and it isn’t clear when he will be released.

The Royal Wedding was thrown into chaos when the 73-year-old said he will most likely not be able to walk her down the aisle.

The recluse, who lives in Mexico, had been left embarrassed after it was revealed he had staged photographs with the paparazzi in an attempt to change his public image.

What we know so far…

Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas is recovering for major heart surgery after confirming he WON’T attend the Royal Wedding on Saturday He’d earlier said he wouldn’t be attending for fear of embarrassing Meghan and the royal family over staged paparazzi photos The 73-year-old suffered a heart scare last week which he has reportedly blamed on an open letter by his son Tom Jr – who has since said he’s “mortified” Samantha Markle, Meghan’s half-sister, has slammed claims Kensington Palace is supporting their dad in hospital before she was injured in a car crash on Wednesday Mr Markle backed Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland to give her away instead after Mr Markle pulled out Mum Doria is said to not be on speaking terms with her ex-husband, angry his family has been trashing Meghan The bride’s best friend Jessica Mulroney jetted into London Heathrow with her kids Kensington Palace today announced that Prince George and Princess Charlotte would be among the bridesmaids and page boys at the wedding Despite the chaos Kensington Palace sources said the wedding would still go ahead

Getty – Contributor Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still going ahead with the wedding this Saturday at St. George’s Chapel

Tim Stewart Meghan was expected to be walked down the aisle by her dad Thomas Markle Sr

The father-of-the bride reportedly did change his mind – deciding to once again attend the wedding – but said that the heart operation would prevent him from coming.

Thomas had been left mortified after it was revealed he had come to a deal with paparazzi to take the staged photos, admitting they were “stupid” and “hammy”.

The shots included him looking at Meghan’s engagement photos online, as well as of him working out near his home.

But Meghan and Harry are reportedly not angry at Thomas, with the future royal calling her dad and messaging him to tell him that she loved him.

The Mega Agency Doria Ragland was pictured leaving her home in the US

A convoy leaves Heathrow Airport, where Doria Ragland was expected to arrive

Getty – Contributor Meghan Markle may be given away by her mum Doria Ragland Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland has now arrived in the UK for an emotional reunion with her daughter after the chaos unfolded.

She was given VIP treatment as she landed at Heathrow Airport after an exhausting 11-hour flight from her LA home.

The 61-year-old mum’s Burberry garment bag was picked up by a Kensington Palace aide as the yoga instructor was taken to be by her daughter’s side.

Doria was today met by Meghan’s assistant, Amy Pickerill, with the private secretary helping to organise the convoy before it drove away.

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