Ms Markle's father is white and mother African-American, and Prince Harry's office has spoken about the racism Ms Markle has experienced based on her ancestry. The photos made headlines, with people saying Thomas was preparing for his time at the royal wedding by brushing up on his English knowledge.
The TV executive is one of the select few invited to the Royal Wedding this weekend.
The photos were taken less than two months before the wedding and reportedly sold for almost $140,000 by the paparazzi agency who took the photographs.
Thomas Markle, Jr. claimed the family was "deeply embarrassed" by the phony images.
"Meghan is not formal, Meghan is warm, she's a hugger, she's a kisser", Bonnie says. We had no idea he would be taken advantage of.
Royal fans are expecting many hugs and kisses between Harry and Meghan, especially during their open-top carriage ride through Windsor after the ceremony.
A palace statement on "this hard situation" did not confirm the TMZ report that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend Saturday's wedding at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
"It's safe to say I have always been a daddy's girl he taught me how to fish, to appreciate Busby Berkeley films, write thank-you notes, and spend my weekends in Little Tokyo eating chicken teriyaki with vegetable tempura".