When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry this weekend, her family will be making a big adjustment as they move up in the royal ranks. Meghan’s mother, Doria Radlan, and father, Thomas Markle Sr., divorced when she was six years old, and the family has famously fought amongst themselves for years. And now, just days before the wedding, Thomas created some last-minute drama by announcing he will not be walking his daughter down the aisle. It turns out, this is just the latest in a long line of Markle family feuds and faux pas.
Thomas lives a quiet and reclusive life in Mexico, but during the last few days cameras caught him everywhere in London, and we now know why. The former TV lighting director admitted that he staged the photos for personal financial gain, and he also claims that the stress from media attention resulted in him having a heart attack last week.
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Tonight Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle attended a reception to celebrate female empowerment, which is being hosted by the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson. This event marks the launch of 'Platform for Girls Education', a campaign designed to encourage all Commonwealth countries to commit to providing 12 years of quality education for all girls. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle met guests from organisations who are supporting the aim to provide quality education to girls across the Commonwealth. #CHOGM2018 📸PA
According to a Radar Online insider, “It’s clear to look at Thomas, he is not used to royal protocols or attending posh events, especially not on the level of a royal wedding.”
Meghan’s dad was supposed to take etiquette lessons before his daughter’s wedding day, so he could learn how to act when he meets the Queen and how to start conversations with the Royals. The training is supposed to make him feel comfortable, so he won’t be confused on how to act.
But, Thomas Sr. says that he is afraid of embarrassing his daughter and has decided not to attend Meghan and Harry’s wedding.
The American actress did not invite her half-brother Thomas Jr or half-sister Samantha Grant to her nuptials because they have both spent years slamming their famous sibling. Thomas Jr. once said that Meghan was a “jaded, shallow, conceited” woman, and Grant is writing a tell-all book titled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.
I don't give a whit about Pierce Morgan. But I have been waiting for somebody, anybody to give it to Samantha Grant for her trollish behavior toward her sister. Morgan did today. Bravo. https://t.co/KjmF5tcsEa
— KSK(africa) I miss President Obama Everyday (@lawalazu) May 15, 2018
Thomas Jr. got into some trouble in January of last year when police arrested him for holding a gun to his girlfriend’s head when he was drunk. Prosecutors eventually dropped the charges, and he said that everyone makes mistakes, and that time he made a bad one.
In the meantime, Grant has gone on a rampage against the soon-to-royal and called her a “shallow social climber.”
However, not everyone in Meghan’s family is against her upcoming marriage. Her mom is her best friend and will be showing up to watch her daughter walk down the aisle. And, Thomas Sr.’s first wife Roslyn Markle says she is happy for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and wishes them a blessed, happy life.