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Meghan Markle's father seeks medical OK to attend wedding: TMZ

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Meghan Markle's father wants to leave hospital to attend his daughter's wedding to Britain's Harry, celebrity website reported on Tuesday.

says he is back in hospital after experiencing serious chest pains, with doctors warning his heart was "seriously damaged" after a heart attack a week ago, said.

"I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle," he was quoted as telling the ahead of Saturday's ceremony at

Markle said his daughter was not angry with him for controversially striking a deal with a photo agency to stage pictures of him getting ready for the big day. The wedding plans were thrown into turmoil amid reports that Markle's attendance was in doubt following the paparazzi scandal, rocking the royal family's meticulous planning for the event.

pleaded in a statement for "understanding and respect" during a "difficult situation" as US media reported Markle had suffered a heart attack brought on by the fallout from the photo row.

had initially reported that Markle had decided against travelling from his home in to accompany his daughter down the aisle on Saturday due to his health -- and to spare her further embarrassment.

did not confirm whether he had pulled out of the wedding at in Windsor Castle, but its brief statement hinted all was not well. Markle accepts that the idea for a photo shoot of him preparing for the wedding was "stupid," according to TMZ, but not serious enough to keep him from making the trip to England if he gets the all-clear.

He has petitioned doctors to discharge him, he said, although he has had no firm decision either way.

"Of course I'd walk her down the aisle. This is a historic moment. I'd like to be a part of history," he was quoted as saying.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 00:00 IST
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