Days before the royal wedding, Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle was found in a Mexican resort cafe looking up Prince Harry and Meghan on the internet, reports The Sun

A source told The Sun:

“Thomas lives in a fairly remote spot and his internet regularly goes down. He can find himself cut off from the outside world.

He usually heads into town a few times each week when he loses connection — to check his emails and, since his daughter began dating Harry, look at the latest news.”

According to People, the 73-year-old father of the bride will meet her groom a few days before the couple weds at St. George’s Chapel on May 19. 

Kensington Palace confirmed this will be Thomas’ first time meeting Prince Harry, although they have spoken on the phone.

As Dearly previously reported, the news follows Meghan’s half brother’s “scathing” letter claiming that their dad didn’t get an invitation to the wedding.

Thomas Markle Jr. also claimed the former “Suits” star had an estranged relationship with her dad, and she had cut ties with him.

A source close to the 36-year-old actress told People the accusations are false:

“Meghan loves her dad. Like any father-daughter relationship, there have been ups and downs over the years. But they are in a good place now.”

 The Daily Mail reports that a spokesman for Kensington Palace said:

“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 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.”

Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, 61, has met her fiancé. Back in September, Ragland was spotted with the couple at the Invictus Games in Toronto.

One week before the wedding both parents will be introduced to members of the royal family including the Queen, Prince Philip, and Prince Charles, as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton. 

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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