Meghan Markle‘s father has been spotted reading stories about the Royal Wedding in an internet cafe – just 10 days before he will walk his daughter down the aisle in the wedding of the year.
The retired television lighting director regularly visits the internet cafe because he doesn’t get a strong connection at his home.
It’s not known if he was doing a bit of last minute googling on his future son in-law, who he’s never met.
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Thomas Markle, 73, was seen in Rosarito, Mexico, surfing the web for information about Prince Harry and the 36-year-old actress
He spent twenty minutes scrolling through news items about the royal couple, including this pre-wedding photo gallery
Or perhaps he was looking for inspiration – it’s thought he might deliver a speech after walking his daughter down the aisle on May 19.
Mr Markle spent 20 minutes browsing through news items about the royal pair, including a photo gallery on Town And Country magazine’s website entitled ‘Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Sweetest Moments’.
The piece, subtitled ‘In the weeks leading up to the royal wedding, we’re taking a look back at their relationship’, contains 38 images showcasing the couple’s courtship.
But Mr Markle doesn’t feature, and nor do the other senior royals he will be rubbing shoulders with at Windsor Castle later this month.
It’s not known if he was doing a bit of last minute googling of his future son in-law, who he’s never met. Pictured: Mr Markle left the cafe after twenty minutes of browsing on computers
Harry is also believed to have called Thomas at his home in Mexico to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage last year
On Friday, Mr Markle was sized up by a tailor near his home as he prepared to walk his daughter down the aisle.
Earlier this week, royal aides finally confirmed that the Suits actress will have her father and mother Doria Ragland, at her wedding.
‘Ms Markle is delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion. It’s very important to her that both her parents have roles in her wedding,’ a spokesman for Kensington Palace said.
This week, it was also revealed that Prince Harry still hasn’t met his fiancée’s father – but the pair have already spoken on the phone.
A source told The Sun: ‘Thomas cannot wait to fly to the UK to see Meghan and meet Prince Harry for the first time. He will be extremely nervous, but his family are backing him.
‘Despite some of the squabbles in the family, he is the one who joins them all together. He still has the respect of virtually everyone.’
Thomas Markle was spotted at a suit fitting in Rosarito, Mexico, on Friday in preparation for his daughter’s wedding
Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle is pictured in her younger days with her father Thomas, a retired lighting director
The full details of the schedule for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day have finally been released by Kensington Palace
Harry is also believed to have called Mr Markle at his home in Mexico to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage last year.
Meghan’s parents will both be introduced to all senior members of the Royal Family including the monarch, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the week before the big day.
The palace said the Queen, Charles and William would all be involved in the wedding – but it has emerged that 96-year-old Prince Philip could miss the event as he continues to recover from his hip operation on April 4, with an aide simply saying that they ‘very much hope’ he will attend.
The page boys and flower girls at the ceremony are thought to include Prince William and Kate’s children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The Duchess of Cambridge will be there on the day, but not with Prince Louis, who was born on April 23.
Windsor gets ready for Harry and Meghan: Workers cut grass and build stand for world’s media ahead of royal wedding (with the signs warning of train chaos already in place!)
Anticipation is building across the world with just two-and-a-half weeks to go until the wedding of the year.
And preparations are well underway in Windsor ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials, including the construction of a media platform and the grass being cut on the Long Walk.
Signs have also been put up advising Great Western Railway passengers of queuing at stations on the day, while car parks are being laid in fields and repairs to roads on the procession route have been made.
Royal wedding revellers will face airport-style security checks while metal barriers to deter vehicle attacks will be in place around Windsor for the big day on May 19 as tens of thousands of spectators flock to the town.
Other security measures include a huge network of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology and CCTV alongside hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM) barriers to prevent the use of cars or vans in an attack.
An increased police presence is being built up in Windsor, with police officers, both armed and unarmed, search dogs, the mounted section, the roads policing unit and the National Police Air Service joining forces.
Workers erect a media platform in Windsor today ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19
Two construction workers put their thumbs up for the cameras as they take part in the mounting of the media platform today
Signs have also been put up advising Great Western Railway passengers of queuing at stations on the day of the wedding
Grass is being cut on the Long Walk, which will form part of the procession route for the royal wedding in Windsor this month
Preparations are well underway in the Berkshire town ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials in 15 days’ time
Royal wedding revellers will face airport-style security checks while metal barriers to deter vehicle attacks will be in place
Car parks are being laid in the Berkshire town, with 5mph speed limit signs put up ahead of the royal wedding on May 19
Security measures include a huge network of automatic number plate recognition technology and CCTV in the town
A man mows the grass on the Long Walk in Windsor before the world’s media descend on the town for the royal wedding
An increased police presence is being built up in Windsor as the construction effort gets underway with just two weeks to go
Anticipation is building across the world with just two-and-a-half weeks to go until Harry and Meghan’s wedding in Windsor