May 15, 2018 / 10:01 PM / 5 months ago

Meghan Markle's dad says will miss wedding, needs heart procedure - TMZ.com

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meghan Markle’s father said on Tuesday he could not attend his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry in London because he needs to undergo a heart procedure, celebrity website TMZ.com reported.

Meghan Markle, the fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry, attends the Dawn Service at Wellington Arch to commemorate Anzac Day in London, Britain, April 25, 2018. Tolga Akmen/Pool via Reuters

Thomas Markle, who lives in Mexico, was quoted as telling TMZ.com he was scheduled for a heart repair and blockage procedure early on Wednesday.

Markle threw the wedding plans into confusion earlier this week when he said he would not attend the May 19 nuptials because he did not want to embarrass his daughter. He later said he wanted to go, if his health allowed it.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant; editing by Grant McCool

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