Meghan Markle's dad, Thomas Markle Sr., was recently spotted dropping off flowers in front of her mom Doria Ragland's home in Los Angeles. Photos of the 73-year-old former lighting director getting out of his car and walking towards Ragland's front porch was shared online via the Daily Mail. In the pictures, Thomas is seen carrying the flowers. The publication noted that Ragland appreciated the gesture after she took the huge arrangement inside her house a few hours later. "Thomas is clearly trying to work his charm on Doria before the wedding.
Meghan Markle's mom, Doria Ragland, has arrived in London days before the royal wedding. According to Us Weekly, the 61-year-old matriarch is staying at Kensington Palace with her daughter. Prior to Prince Harry and Markle's wedding on May 19, Ragland will have the opportunity to meet the members of the royal family, namely, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. A source told the publication that Ragland and Markle's dad, Thomas Markle Sr., will be attending a private rehearsal at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle next week. They will also be joined by Markle's best friend, Jessica Mulroney, who will be arriving in London on May 14. Prior to Ragland's reunion with her daughter, a representative for the Kensington Palace already confirmed that the yoga instructor will have an important role at the wedding on May 19.
LONDON – Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are requesting "understanding and respect" for Markle's father after a celebrity news site reported he would not be coming to the royal wedding to walk his daughter down the aisle, Kensington Palace said Monday night. A palace statement on "this difficult situation" did not confirm the TMZ report that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend Saturday's wedding at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The palace said earlier it would not comment on the report, and its statement did not clarify if the bride's father would or would not be at the wedding. "This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding," the palace statement said. "She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation."
Queen Elizabeth II will get to see Meghan Markle's wedding dress before everyone else does. Markle's bridal gown is already done, but it's safely hidden in the Windsor Castle until her big day. However, the bride-to-be will have to show it to the monarch before the event. "Sources confirm that Meghan's wedding dress is finished and safely hidden at Windsor Castle until the big day," Omid Scobie, royal expert and commentator for Us Weekly, wrote on Twitter. "Just one person left to see it - the Queen.