Meghan Markle's Dad Will Not Attend The Royal Wedding

Drama ahead of the royal wedding.

Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, will not walk his daughter down the aisle on Saturday after getting busted by TMZ for staging paparazzi photos. He says he doesn't want to embarrass the Royal Family or his daughter. 

The staged photos were of Meghan's dad sitting at an internet cafe, reading articles about his daughter's upcoming wedding, buying a toilet at a home-building centre and being measured for his wedding suit. 

According to the Daily Mail, he sold the photos for $130,000. 

Meghan's half-sister (who isn't invited to the royal wedding) says it was her idea to set up the photos for her dad because the media was unfairly making him look bad, so she suggested a positive photo shoot. She says they weren’t in it for the money.

Kensington Palace released a statement 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.''