Not even a week prior to Meghan Markle’s royal wedding to Prince Harry, a huge scandal has exploded. It was uncovered by The Mail, that a lot of supposedly candid pictures of the Suits actress’ father were not so candid after all!
The ‘paparazzi’ snaps featured Thomas in Rosarito, Mexico where he lives at the moment, going to an internet café to look at pictures of his daughter and future son-in-law Prince Harry online.
Other such fake media photos showed the man reading Images of Britain: A Pictorial Journey through History as well as getting fitted for a tuxedo.
Yesterday, however, the publication was able to obtain surveillance footage that proved Meghan’s dad talked to a paparazzo before being photographed.
Meghan’s older half-sister Samantha eventually took all the blame.
While on the ITV talk show Loose Women Monday, Samantha, explained: ‘I have to say, I’m entirely the culprit. As we know, media can take some unflattering photographs of people on their casual days and blow them out of proportion.’
‘I said, ‘You know, the world has no idea you are getting in shape, doing healthy things. They do not photograph you buying vegetables and PH water. You need to show the world that you are getting in shape and doing healthy things.’ So, I suggested it.’
Samantha, who is not on the guest list at the royal wedding made it very clear that the motivation behind this scheme was not money but just portraying a positive image of Meghan’s family for the sake of the royals and everyone else involved.
‘Let me clarify: He is 73, which makes him a bit more fragile. He is a quiet man. I feel like media has unfairly preyed on him. He has been admirable about laying low and not speaking out. I merely wanted him to be seen in a respectable light…’
Later on, Thomas also gave an interview for TMZ, telling the publication that he regrets the pictures as they look ‘stupid and hammy.’
Apparently, he just did what the paparazzi agency told him to.
Thomas also revealed that six days ago, he suffered a heart attack.
However, he checked out of the hospital in order to attend his daughter’s wedding.
As for walking her down the aisle, the father said he has now decided not to take on the role because he does not want to embarrass Meghan on her wedding day in front of the Royals.