He will no longer make the journey to meet his future son-in-law Prince Harry, he said, or keep planned appointments with the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Ms Markle's half-sister, Samantha, tweeted Monday that she is to blame for the photo debacle.
As confirmed in a royal press release earlier this month, Thomas was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle. According to the Daily Mail, British bookies have given Ragland the highest odds to step in for Thomas (followed by Prince Harry's father Prince Charles and brother Prince William), while Thomas himself told TMZ on Monday night that his ex-wife is the right person for the job. "Thomas says he doesn't even drink beer. he was buying it for the guards at the place where he lives", TMZ wrote. However, as per latest reports in an worldwide magazine, Thomas has now dropped out of the wedding.
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She was married to Mr Markle from 1979-1988, during which time their daughter Meghan was born in 1981.
A composite photo showing Meghan Markle and her father, Thomas.
Ms Markle has two paternal half-siblings, Ms Grant and Thomas Markle Jr. "The media was unfairly making him look bad so I suggested he do positive photos for his benefit and the benefit of the royal family". Thomas later told TMZ that he regrets taking the photos, calling them "stupid and hammy", and that he would no be attending the royal wedding because he didn't want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family. "That was not the motive - it was my suggestion", she said.
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"I don't think the queen is thinking about what I'm doing", he said.
Markle secretly hired an LA-based paparazzi to take "candid" photos of him preparing for the big day, it was revealed this week.
"Actually she has a large family who were always there with her and for her", Ms Grant responded on Twitter.