Despite recent reports about her father, Meghan Markle still wants him at her and Prince Harry's wedding on Saturday, a source tells ET.
On Monday, just five days before the royal wedding, Thomas Markle told TMZ that he would no longer be attending his daughter's nuptials after he was accused of staging photos for the paparazzi. Thomas was slated to walk the 36-year-old actress down the aisle and our source says Meghan is "devastated" about his decision.
"This was his decision entirely," a source tells ET of the bride-to-be's father. "Meghan would still like him to come."
Whether Thomas will change his mind and attend the royal wedding is still unknown, and it has yet to be revealed who will walk Meghan down the aisle.
This all comes after a Mail on Sunday report featured CCTV footage of what appeared to be Thomas arranging to take paparazzi images with a photographer. 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.
Thomas also told TMZ that he had suffered a heart attack a week ago and is experiencing chest pains again in light of the fall out.
"This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding," Kensington Palace said in a statement to ET. "She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation."
Earlier on Monday, ET's Kevin Frazier spoke with Daily Mail editor-at-large Piers Morgan about the allegations against Meghan's father.
"It's really embarrassing, to be honest, because for the last few weeks the British press in particular have been warned off Thomas Markle, Meghan's father, told to leave him alone," he pointed out. "Now we discover that the reason for this is he's been colluding with a paparazzi in Mexico and staging pictures and presumably making money from them. So, mortifying for the royal family, enraging for Meghan Markle."
Morgan added, "I think it must be so stressful anyway to build up to this wedding. She knows the eyes of the world are on her. She also knows they're on her family and this really sensitive moment."