Meghan Markle's dad reportedly wants to attend Royal wedding after changing his mind

Meghan Markle's father has reportedly changed his mind and now wants to walk his daughter down the aisle as she marries Prince Harry, saying he doesn't want to miss out on history.

Thomas Markle, who told TMZ he was back in hospital with chest pains, said his daughter had tried to call him on Tuesday but he didn't have his phone on him, according to the celebrity news site.

He said she also texted saying she loved him and was concerned about his health.

Mr Markle said Meghan was not upset after his staged paparazzi photos. He was reportedly so upset by the reaction the photos that he decided to not attend the wedding.

He also said he didn’t think the Queen would be bothered by what he had done.

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 file photo,  Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle arrive to attend the traditional Christmas Day service, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England. Long dismissed as a party boy, Prince Harry has transformed himself in the public eye and enjoys widespread popularity as he prepares to marry Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018. Harry has become a forceful advocate for veterans and won admiration by speaking openly about his struggle with the pain caused by the early death of his mother, Princess Diana.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
Yesterday, Harry and Meghan were said to be devastated by her father's decision not to come. Source: Associated Press

"I don't think the Queen is thinking about what I'm doing."

"I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle."

If doctors allowed him out of hospital, Mr Markle says he will travel to England for the wedding.

Yesterday, Prince Harry and Ms Markle requested "understanding and respect" for her father after a celebrity news site reported he would not be coming to the royal wedding to walk his daughter down the aisle.

A palace statement on the "difficult situation" did not confirm the TMZ report that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend

Thomas Markle's decision is a bombshell for the bride-to-be. Source: 1 NEWS


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Watch: MRI scan confirms legitimacy of world's first two-headed fawn

An MRI scan of the mounted body of a two-headed fawn has confirmed its legitimacy and that it was actually a set of conjoined twins, believed to be a world first.

The twins were discovered by a mushroom hunter in the woods of Minnesota in 2016, according to Nine News.

While other examples of conjoined fawn twins have been seen in the womb this is believed to have been the first set brought to full term.

MRI scans by the University of Georgia found that the fawns shared a liver and other organs, confirming them to be conjoined twins.

Gino D’Angelo, Assistant professor of deer ecology and management at the University of Georgia explained how tests carried out on the lungs confirmed the twins never breathed air.

"Their anatomy indicates the fawns would never have been viable," Professor D'Angelo said.

"Yet, they were found groomed and in a natural position, suggesting that the doe tried to care for them after delivery.

"The maternal instinct is very strong."


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'A lot of it is going to be surprising' says Kiwi actress playing Diana in biopic about Harry and Meghan

As the world braces for a blockbuster wedding, British and American audiences have just seen the warm-up act, a love story biopic about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, featuring a Kiwi actress.

Playing Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, is a Kiwi and former Shortland Street actor, Bonnie Soper.

Casting directors were impressed by Ms Soper's uncanny resemblance to Diana.

"They definitely were just like, 'oh wow you're so much like her.' And I made a point of being in character as I walked in the room," Ms Soper said. 

One review says the TV movie isn't as deliciously awful as one may have hoped. Critics say it's still a little cheesy, but entertaining. They do say the main actors bring real conviction to their roles.

"She is a dynamic human being so it makes for a really interesting story," said Parisa Fitz-Henley, who plays Meghan Markle.

While it may be based on actual events, much of the pair's interactions are imagined.

Ms Soper said: "I think a lot of it is going to be surprising, there are things that I read when I was reading the script that I just didn't know and I was so caught up in the romance of it." 

The much-hyped love scenes that caused concern in the palace may be more dreamy than steamy.

As for whether the lead actors will turn viewers for the main event, Murray Fraser who plays Harry said: "Coverage, I think it's like five or six hours or something like that. I'll probably watch the highlight reel. I'll watch the best bits. I'll watch the I do's."

And while the movie is unlikely to be remembered as a classic, if it's a soppy fairytale you're after prepare to be royally entertained.

Former Shortland Street actor Bonnie Soper plays the Prince's later mother Diana. Source: 1 NEWS