When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry, her family will be moving on up to the royal ranks. It will be quite an adjustment for the Markles, who have famously fought amongst themselves and others. Meghan’s mother and father divorced when she was just six years old. Her father, Thomas Markle, Sr. is a former lighting director in Hollywood. The 73-year-old was expected to walk his daughter down the aisle, but instead, created some last-minute drama for the family when he suddenly announced he would be a no-show! Check out the family’s feuds and faux pas in this RadarOnline.com gallery.
Now, he’s accused of staging those photo ops for personal financial gain.
The frazzled father also claimed to the media he suffered a heart attack six days ago, but checked himself out of the hospital so he could prepare for the wedding.
Before the big day, Thomas was scheduled to take etiquette lessons, which would cover everything from how he should act when he meets the Queen to how he should start conversations with royals.
“The training he is going to get in the run up to the big day is not snobbery,” the source added. “It will actually make him feel comfortable as it is designed to demystify Royal protocols and traditions, so he will not be confused about how she act in front of royals.
Thomas, Jr., 51, has spent years slamming his celebrity sis, and called her upcoming nuptials “the biggest mistake in royal wedding history" in a hand-written letter to the prince.
He also branded her a “jaded, shallow, conceited woman” in the venom-filled note.
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And then, in a bombshell interview with RadarOnline.com, he tried to make excuses for his actions.
“It was unloaded. There were no bullets in it,” he claimed of the illegal deadly weapon. “Everyone makes mistakes. This time I made a bad one; but we all do.”
The two charges were eventually dismissed, but only after authorities in Oregon were suspiciously “‘unable to locate” Blount to talk about the case.
While Thomas, Jr. spewed hatred, his own son came to Meghan’s defense, explaining that his dad is only after money, and admitted the two have a strained relationship
Samantha, who claims Meghan gave up on her after she disclosed her battle with multiple sclerosis, is even writing a tell-all book about her half-sis, called The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.
And don’t forget about Meghan’s first husband, TV producer Trevor Engelson, whom she was married to from 2011 to 2013, and is now allegedly trying to make a profit on their divorce.
Engelson, 41, is currently working on a comedy about a woman who leaves her man for a British prince. The list of Meghan’s relatives rejected from the ceremony may outnumber the members she actually invited!
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