"He had to come up with a good enough reason not to attend her wedding and avoid any further embarrassment after those staged photos went public", the source said.
However, the source said the 73-year-old "brought this upon himself" and if he was actually sick Meghan would have visited him.
A source told PEOPLE that Markle "has found certain rules in the royal household hard to understand, like the fact that the Queen prefers women in dresses or skirts rather than trouser suits, and is often asking Harry why things have to be done in a certain way".More news: Inflation figures cast doubt over interest rate rise
But now he's not afraid to make money off his famous daughter.
And he reportedly needs the cash: Though he won $750,000 in the California Lottery in 1990, he later declared bankruptcy. Following their trip Down Under for the Invictus Games in Sydney and stops in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, the gorgeous couple is potentially gearing up for a tour of the United States, a source revealed to Us Weekly. Unfortunately for Meghan and Prince Harry, though, there's more.
How about you pay tribute to your own father?! In screenshots obtained by The Daily Mail, Samantha ranted about Meghan's appearance at the Nelson Mandela exhibition in London on Tuesday.More news: Crews to try again to get body of firefighter
The younger Thomas Markle askes another favor of the queen and assumes that she has the power to force the Duchess of Sussex to meet and talk with her disappointing family by playing the health card once again. "Enough is enough." She continued, imploring Meghan to "act like a humanitarian, act like a woman", adding her belief that if their father passes away, "it's on you Meg".
"How could you be and look in the mirror?" "I'm not blaming Harry or anyone but they are following rules that don't make sense to me" he went ahead.
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