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Meghan Markles father alert after successful heart surgery

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Meghan Markle's father 'alert' after successful heart surgery

Meghan Markles father Thomas drops off flowers at Meghans mother Doria Ragland home days before the wedding (Picture: Mega)

Thomas Markle is alert after having successful heart surgery.

He went into theatre today to have stents implanted in his blood vessels after having a heart attack last week.

Im ok. It will take a long time to heal, he told US website TMZ. Staying in the hospital a few more days. Not allowed to get excited.

It is unclear whether he will be well enough to fly to Britain in time for Meghan Markles wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.

On Monday it was claimed he would not give his daughter away due to concerns he had embarrassed her or the royal family over photographs apparently posed with paparazzi.

CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 18: Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Ben Birchall - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Its unclear whether he will attend the wedding (Picture: Getty)

TMZ reported that he changed his mind on going to the wedding after Meghan text him saying she loved him and was worried about his health.

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In a statement, Kensington Palace said: This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding.

She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.

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