Royal wedding bridesmaids and pageboys: Meghan Markle and Harry's wedding party Wed, May 16, 2018 Meghan Markle's bridesmaids to include Princess Charlotte while Prince George will be a pageboy for the royal wedding.
But, she says, their outback wedding will be the "polar opposite of the royals".
The drama over Meghan Markle's father continues.
Thomas's decision leaves arrangements for the Royal wedding in doubt.
Priyanka Chopra is not on the list of bridesmaids for the Royal Wedding.
She had been due to be walked up the aisle by her 73-year-old father, an Emmy-winning Hollywood lighting director of Dutch-Irish descent who retired to Mexico. Royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET in March that Meghan, 36, was eager to meet the two youngsters and "really fell" for Harry, 33, after the introduction. The Associated Press has been unable to reach him for comment.
It stated that "all the children of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of royal highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honor".
Later in the day, Thomas Markle told TMZ he staged the photos in an effort to rebrand his image and admits the posed pictures look "stupid and hammy".
He told the TMZ celebrity website he needs treatment Wednesday for blocked coronary arteries including receiving a stent.
Kensington Palace pleaded in a statement for "understanding and respect" during a "difficult situation" as USA media reported Thomas Markle had suffered a heart attack brought on by the fallout from allegedly staging paparazzi photos of himself. When a school teacher told her to tick the Caucasian box on a mandatory ethnicity census, he father told her: "If that happens again, you draw your own box".
Women in a London souvenir shop said the situation with Markle's father is a shame, but they are sure the couple will make the best of it. Mothers give their children so much but so often, mothers-of-the-bride are given a supporting role during a huge milestone in their child's life.
"It will be all right", said Dilia Rigley.