Meghan Markle's Statement on Her Father Shows Where Her Priorities Lie

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Not long after it was announced by Kensington Palace that Meghan Markle's father would miss the royal wedding, the Suits actress broke her short-lived silence on the matter. On Thursday, Meghan gave a statement on her father, and it's more obvious than ever that the last week hasn't been easy for her. 

  • "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding," Meghan said in the statement. 

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    "I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday."

    In other words: Back off of her dad already. 

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  • Since Meghan and Harry's relationship was made public, Thomas Markle has been stalked by the paparazzi, despite wanting no part of it. 

    Unflattering photos of Thomas were published, along with equally unflattering stories. So recently, in an effort to "recast his image," he staged "cute" photos of himself doing things like being fitted for a suit and reading a book about Great Britain. Shortly after he was found out, he pulled out of the royal wedding, then changed his mind, and then pulled out again due to his surgery. Obviously though, the timing is fishy and the whole thing is just a mess now.


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  • Sources told Us Weekly that Meghan was "disturbed" by the photos and Harry was "super protective' of Meghan.

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    It was also reported that the Queen was "very angry" over the whole thing.  

  • Given the amount of scrutiny Meghan and her family have undergone since the engagement, it was inevitable something like this would happen.

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    Hopefully, the drama won't overshadow the big day that we've all been looking forward to since November.

    We're fairly confident it won't.