Royal wedding plans in turmoil as Markle's dad 'pulls out' May 16, 2018 0 41 12345 AFPWINDSORPRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding this weekend was in turmoil on Tuesday following reports her father may not attend after a paparazzi scandal, rocking the royal family's meticulous planning for the landmark occasion.Kensington Palace pleaded in a statement for"understanding and respect"during a"difficult situation"as US media reported Thomas Markle had suffered a heart attack brought on by the fallout from allegedly staging paparazzi photos of himself.According to celebrity news website TMZ, he had decided against travelling from his home in Mexico to accompany his daughter down the aisle at Windsor Castle due to his health -- and to spare her further embarrassment.Kensington Palace did not confirm whether Markle senior had pulled out of Saturday's wedding at St George's Chapel in the castle's grounds, but issued the statement hinting all was not well."This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding,"it said."She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation."The palace could not be reached for further comment.Thomas Markle told TMZ he had agreed to pose for a paparazzi photo shoot in a bid to rehabilitate his image, rather than for money, but that he now regretted the move.The images -- in which he was being measured for a suit and admiring a photo of the future royal couple on his computer -- sold for $100,000 (83,000 euros/£74,000) according to British tabloid the Daily Mirror.TMZ said he had suffered a heart attack last week due to stress and that he was continuing to suffer from chest pains.Markle senior said he had not heard from his daughter since the revelations broke, and that her mother would be a good choice to walk her down the aisle in his place. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Scottish parliament rejects Britain's EU withdrawal bill May 16, 2018 0 57 Britain hopes to foster good ties with Turkey May 16, 2018 0 47 Facebook has not fully answered questions on data privacy: UK lawmakers May 16, 2018 0 416 New Catalan leader seeks end of direct rule by Madrid REUTERS MADRID NEW Catalan leader Quim Torra on Tuesday called for an end to direct rule over the Catalan regional government by Madrid at a joint news conference held in Berlin with former regional leader Carles .. UK wrongly deported up to 63 Caribbean migrants: Minister LONDON British authorities could have wrongly deported up to 63 immigrants from the Caribbean, the new interior minister said on Tuesday in the latest revelation on the Windrush scandal that cost his predecessor her .. Bosnia struggles to cope with arrival of thousands of migrants SARAJEVO/BIHAC Bosnia is struggling to cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees, many of whom are sleeping in parks in the capital and other towns as they seek passage into western Europe. The .. German court dismisses Erdogan's appeal to ban mocking poem outright HAMBURG A German court on Tuesday rejected Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's appeal to ban outright a satirical poem recited by a comedian on German television, which had soured already-strained ties between .. More concessions to EU on court reforms would be difficult: Poland REUTERS WARSAW IT will be difficult for Poland to offer further concessions to the European Commission in a dispute over the country's judicial reforms, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said on Tuesday. The EU .. Greece says 'still far' from a deal on Macedonia name row REUTERS ATHENS/BRUSSELS GREECE said on Tuesday it was"far away"from resolving a decades-long dispute over Macedonia's name despite progress in talks between the two neighbours on a matter that could make or break .. EU regrets Soros foundation's closure in Hungary AFP BRUSSELS THE European Union said on Tuesday it was"regrettable"that the foundation run by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros was closing operations in Hungary, voicing fears that democracy would suffer. The ..