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Good Morning Britain ditches Meghan Markle’s sister-in-law and nephews

Meghan Markle’s estranged family have reportedly been dropped from media duties with Good Morning Britain.

Tracey Dooley, who is Meghan’s sister-in-law, and her son Tyler had flown into London to give insight during the day, despite not being invited to the ceremony. 

But ITV has today confirmed that they would not be taking part in its coverage of the event.

Tracey and Tyler have done a series of media interviews since the news broke of Meghan’s engagement to Prince Harry.

They have appeared on Good Morning Britain on several occasions, and were once invited to take part in programme’s coverage on air, an offer they accepted.

Tracey Dooley, who is Meghan’s sister-in-law, and her son Tyler had flown into London to give insight during the day, despite not being invited to the ceremony

Tracey and Tyler (pictured) have done a series of media interviews since the news broke of Meghan's engagement to Prince Harry

Tyler Dooley's girlfriend Sandra Bazan

Tyler Dooley and his girlfriend Sandra Bazan are pictured leaving their hotel in Waterloo, London yesterday

Armed with no less than 13 suitcases, the family were pictured arriving at Heathrow airport on Monday having flown in from their home in Oregon.

A cheerful Tracy could even be seen flashing a peace sign to photographers as she made her way from security.

Shortly after arriving in London, Tyler began posting image on his Facebook page, sharing snaps of a few landmarks, as well as an image showing his hotel room.

The family is staying at the H10 hotel in Waterloo, where rooms are available for as little as £70 per night.

The hotel is located just a short distance from Waterloo station, and is an hour’s driving distance from St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where Meghan and Harry are due to tie the knot.

Along with the images – which also showed the outside of another nearby landmark, the Imperial War Museum, seemingly captured from the back of a car.

Shortly after arriving in London, Tyler began posting image on his Facebook page, sharing snaps of a few landmarks, as well as an image showing his hotel room

Shortly after arriving in London, Tyler began posting image on his Facebook page, sharing snaps of a few landmarks, as well as an image showing his hotel room

The images were met with a warm response from Tyler's Facebook friends, with many urging him to 'have a blast', while others reminded Meghan's nephew to 'take pics'

The images were met with a warm response from Tyler’s Facebook friends, with many urging him to ‘have a blast’, while others reminded Meghan’s nephew to ‘take pics’

Tyler also shared an update about his travels with his Facebook friends, writing: ‘Just touched down in London!!! Man what a journey so far. We’re safe and sound!’

The images were met with a warm response from Tyler’s Facebook friends, with many urging him to ‘have a blast’, while others reminded Meghan’s nephew to ‘take pics’.

Tyler, 25, runs a legal cannabis farm and has created a royal wedding strain called Markle’s Sparkle.

Preparations for the wedding have been thrown into chaos after Meghan’s father repeatedly changed his mind about attending the event until his ill health made the trip the UK impossible.

Prince Harry’s bride-to-be, 36, has still only shared texts with Thomas Markle but has told him she loves him and forgives him for the scandal he caused on the eve of the biggest day of her life.

Her father is said to be ‘alone and upset’ in hospital after having three stents put in his heart. 

Meghan, pictured with her retired father Thomas Markle, 73,  in around 2000, says she still cares for her father despite the chaos he has caused ahead of her wedding day

Meghan, pictured with her retired father Thomas Markle, 73,  in around 2000, says she still cares for her father despite the chaos he has caused ahead of her wedding day

Meghan Markle has described her sadness after revealing her father will not attend her wedding to Prince Harry

Meghan Markle has described her sadness after revealing her father will not attend her wedding to Prince Harry

Harry and Meghan are said to be heartbroken that Thomas cannot come because of health problems and the scandal of his paparazzi deal

Harry and Meghan are said to be heartbroken that Thomas cannot come because of health problems and the scandal of his paparazzi deal

The 73-year-old has spoken to TMZ journalist Sean Mandell from his bed overnight and he said: ‘Meghan was embarrassed and tearful in private. She is holding up, from what I’ve been told. It has been a tearful and a trying time for her’. 

When asked if their relationship can recover he said: ‘I do get the sense he [Thomas] does want to be reunited with Meghan. She’s no stranger to having to deal with hard moments in her life’. 

Mr Markle may not be discharged before his daughter’s wedding after he had three stents implanted in arteries following a heart attack at home in Mexico eight days ago.

Thomas Markle (pictured at a shop last week) is recovering after he had three stents implanted in arteries after suffering a heart attack at home in Mexico eight days ago and will now not attend the wedding

Thomas Markle (pictured at a shop last week) is recovering after he had three stents implanted in arteries after suffering a heart attack at home in Mexico eight days ago and will now not attend the wedding

He said: ‘It will take a long time to heal. I’m okay. Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited’. 

Today a wedding rehearsal started in Windsor without the bride and groom.

Mr Mandell told Good Morning Britain: ‘She [Meghan] called him Monday when the story first broke. But he did not have his phone on him and then she text him saying she loved him, that she was concerned over his health and bore him no ill will over the controversy of the fake photos.

‘He [Thomas] told us we wanted to be there and had a change of heart on Tuesday after speaking with Meghan over text and he felt he had pulled out prematurely.   

‘He had originally felt it would be better for him not to be at the wedding because it would cause further embarrassment, he thought, for the royal family, and for Meghan, which is the last thing he wanted.

‘He realised, I’m a father, and I want to be there for my daughter, and I want to be part of history.Ultimately his health prevented him from being able to do that.

‘But ultimately his health prevented him from doing that’.

He added: ‘Meghan is by all accounts is a very strong women. From what Thomas has told me there’s just love being conveyed there and a gentle approach between them when they speak.’ 

Meghan’s mother Doria was given VIP treatment when she landed at Heathrow yesterday and is expected to give her daughter away in her father’s absence.  

Thousands have lined the streets of Windsor today to see the armed forces including the Household Cavalry (pictured) marched through the Berkshire town during a dress rehearsal for the royal wedding

Thousands have lined the streets of Windsor today to see the armed forces including the Household Cavalry (pictured) marched through the Berkshire town during a dress rehearsal for the royal wedding

Charles and Camilla have been pictured leaving Kensington Palace by helicopter today where they are likely to have met Meghan's mother Doria mother for the first time

Charles and Camilla have been pictured leaving Kensington Palace by helicopter today where they are likely to have met Meghan’s mother Doria mother for the first time

Mr Markle said his doctors needed to ‘go in and clear blockage, repair damage, and put a stent where it is needed’ during the operation. 

His daughter Samantha, who has a poor relationship with Meghan, claims her father is ‘upset and alone’ following his surgery. 

But there is some confusion over his care as sources close to the Markle family told the Mail yesterday that Mr Markle had already been diagnosed with a heart condition and was due to undergo planned surgery to fit a stent, the same operation Prince Philip underwent in 2011, early next week – on his return from London.    

Miss Markle’s nephew, Tyler Dooley, has said he hopes his grandfather will travel but said: ‘We’ll just have to wait and see.’ 

Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland flew into Heathrow on an overnight flight from Los Angeles and she is expected to give her daughter away.

Dressed casually in a T-shirt, linen trousers and canvas pumps, and carrying a suit bag containing what is believed to be her Burberry wedding outfit, she was picked up from the steps of the aircraft by a royal fleet Jaguar.

On the go: The 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker got picked up at her California home as she made her way to LAX

On the go: The 61-year-old yoga instructor and social worker got picked up at her California home as she made her way to LAX

On the go: Meghan’s mother Doria was picked up at her California home as she made her way to LAX on Tuesday and has since landed in the UK where she is expected to give her daughter away

She was driven to Heathrow’s VIP Windsor suite, where Harry’s assistant private secretary Amy Pickerill was waiting with an immigration officer. 

A member of staff from the private office carried her bags.

Miss Ragland, described as a ‘free spirit’ by her daughter and ‘amazing’ by Harry, was taken to Kensington Palace where she will stay until Friday.

She will not have long to shake off any effects of jet lag. It is thought she will meet the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in the next 24 hours.

On the night before the wedding she and her daughter will move with the bridal party to historic Cliveden, a 25-minute drive from Windsor Castle.

It is widely thought that should her former husband, with whom she is said to be ‘barely on speaking terms’, fail to show, it will be Miss Ragland who has the task of walking her daughter down the aisle. Some royal insiders have also questioned whether Prince Charles might step in to do the honours.

‘It’ll take a long time to heal’: Meghan Markle’s father says he’s ‘ok’ after undergoing heart surgery 

Thomas Markle (pictured this week) is recovering after he had three stents

Thomas Markle (pictured this week) is recovering after he had three stents

Meghan Markle’s father is ‘alone and upset’ in hospital today after undergoing heart surgery.

Thomas Markle is recovering after he had three stents implanted in arteries following a heart attack at home in Mexico eight days ago and said: ‘It will take a long time to heal’. 

Mr Markle told TMZ last night: ‘I’m okay. Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited’ and his children said he is ‘heartbroken’ to miss the wedding.

Mr Markle said his doctors needed to ‘go in and clear blockage, repair damage, and put a stent where it is needed’ during the operation.

His daughter Samantha, who has a poor relationship with Meghan, claims her father is ‘upset and alone’ following his surgery.

But there is some confusion over his care as sources close to the Markle family said he had already been diagnosed with a heart condition and was due to undergo planned surgery to fit a stent, the same operation Prince Philip underwent in 2011, early next week – on his return from London.



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