Update: Thomas Markle has since admitted that he staged paparazzi photos, including the below set, in the weeks leading up to the royal wedding. According to Thomas, he meant no harm to Meghan or the royal family when he made a deal with a photo agency, but he did admit the pictures looked "stupid and hammy."
Original post: Thomas Markle is not your average father of the bride. While most dads simply try on their tuxedos and write a speech or two, Meghan Markle's father has a bit more work to do before handing her off to the royal family — and it's melting our pretty little plebeian hearts. Last week, the retired Emmy-winning lighting director was seen at a Starbucks in Rosarito, Mexico, reading a book titled Images of Britain: A Pictorial Journey Through History. So what if it's a picture book? Thomas is looking to impress his future in-laws with cultural knowledge and that alone is so damn pure. Read on to see the photos and check out everything we know about Meghan and Prince Harry's wedding before Thomas walks her down the aisle on May 19.