Meghan Markle's Family Seems To Easily Outdo The Royal Family In Drama
If you're thinking of drama in the royal family, well, the latest addition to the family, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, sure has a LOT of that coming from her dad's side. Although it isn't unusual that the British royal family manages to court scandals now and then, but Meghan's family members have undoubtedly proven to be a tough one to combat. According to insiders in the Buckingham Palace, controversies involving Meghan Markle's family is a new challenge for the monarchy. Since when Meghan and Prince Harry's engagement hit the media, her family just sprung up to cause a lot of trouble.
If it's not her father, Thomas Markle, going back and forth with his feelings, by repeatedly popping up in the press either singing Meghan praises or slamming her for being distant, it's her half-sister and half-brother speaking poorly of her to the media. Or a slew of cousins attempting to cash in on her name in one way or another. One would think the fact that none of her other relatives besides her mother attended her wedding was hard enough. But no, they keep pushing. Here are 12 times that show how dramatic they are:
1. MEGHAN'S FATHER FAKED PAPARAZZI PHOTOS BEFORE HER WEDDING
Yes, it happened! You heard that right.
Before the wedding, a collection of photos leaked, showing Thomas Markle, Sr. reading up on England and getting his suit. According to The Daily Mail, Thomas faked these photos for money, and The Mail also reported that Thomas made $180,000 from the sale of the images.
Now, during another interview, Meghan's half-sister, Samantha Markle, revealed that she encouraged Thomas to stage the paparazzi photos.
2. HER HALF BROTHER HAD TWO PHYSICAL ALTERCATIONS WITH HIS FIANCÉE
Thomas Markle, Jr., Meghan's half-brother, has had run-ins with the police over alleged cases of domestic abuse. The first was in January 2017, when he reportedly pointed a firearm at a woman's head. Next was on New Year's Eve 2017, when he and his fiancée, Darlene Blount, got into a fight after Thomas accused Blount of being with another man.
Then in July 2018, Blount was arrested again after committing fourth-degree assault against Thomas, and all he could say was:
"It doesn't help when you have issues, and your sister is engaged to royalty. It adds a whole new level of scrutiny."
3. HER FATHER ONCE COMPARED THE ROYAL FAMILY TO SCIENTOLOGISTS
Thomas spilled this allegation during an interview with The Sun, on August 17, 2018, as communicated by E! News.
He compared his daughter's new family to Scientology, saying, "If they hear anybody say anything, they lock the doors. They need to speak up! They are cult-like - like Scientology - because they are secretive."
"Maybe they have a secret handshake too! You cannot ask a question of them - as they won't answer," he continued.
The Royal Family and the Duchess of Sussex did not respond to Markle's allegations.
4. MEGHAN'S HALF BROTHER THINKS SHE'S CRUEL TO THEIR FATHER
Meghan's half-brother, Thomas Markle, Jr., believes she was "harsh" to their father after cutting off ties with him following her wedding. He says as soon as his sister joined the royal family, she began to change into someone who considers herself superior to everyone else. In his words:
"Throughout our lives, dad always put Meg first, above my sister and me, but if what he is saying is true it appears she is abusing his love for her. It’s selfish, cruel even."
5. HER FATHER WANTED AN OFFICIAL WEDDING INVITATION
Can you imagine this? Apparently, before opting out of the royal wedding due to his alleged heart condition, Thomas Markle, Sr. was sour because he didn't get an official invitation. The Daily Mail reported that Thomas felt he did not get the same respect and thus was not treated as his ex-wife, who received an official engagement announcement from the queen, along with a scroll. Thomas said, "No one came to my door in Mexico. I would have liked the engagement announcement too."
6. HER FATHER INCLUDED A BIZZARE MESSAGE TO HER IN HER BIRTHDAY CARD
Even though Thomas Markle, Sr. and his daughter weren't on speaking terms as of his writing, he still sent her two birthday cards, back in 2018. The first was a card with "singing animals." The second contained a personal message: "I didn’t fake the heart attack. I wanted to be with you. Love, Daddy."
7. MEGHAN'S FATHER MISSED HER WEDDING FOR A HEART SURGERY THAT PROBABLY NEVER HAPPENED
As usual, Thomas Markle alleges that he cried as he watched Duchess of Sussex wed. But, we all remember that as at the time of Meghan and Prince Harry's May 2018 wedding, her father, Thomas Markle, Sr., backed out of attending the wedding, supposedly because he needed to have open heart surgery.
Even though reports claim that he drove up to the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in San Diego, CA, from his home in Mexico, for the procedure, the hospital, however, denies his presence there at all, saying he never checked in. Thank God Prince Charles filled in for Thomas during the wedding and walked Meghan down the aisle.
8. HER HALF-SISTER SAYS IF THEIR FATHER DIES, MEGHAN DESERVES BLAME
We all know that Meghan joining the royal family most likely created complications for everyone in her family, but half-sister Samantha Markle stated the wedding put a lot of strain on their father. On Twitter, Samantha said if their father dies, Meghan would be responsible; amongst other things.
9. THOMAS MARKLE, JR., HER HALF BROTHER, WROTE A NASTY LETTER ABOUT HER
Meghan Markle's estranged half-brother wrote a letter to Prince Harry, imploring him not to marry his half-sister. Thomas added that Meghan was apparently not the right woman for him and that he was about to make "the biggest mistake in royal wedding history" and so had to "stop the fake fairytale wedding before [it was too] late."
10. HER NEPHEW NAMED A STRAIN OF WEED AFTER HER
If you've seen the weirdest wedding gifts, you sure weren't prepared for this. It almost feels like the highest form of flattery, except that it's to royalty, so it doesn't quite feel like it. According to The Cut, Meghan's nephew Tyler Dooley created a strain of cannabis just for her wedding, called "Markle Sparkle."
11. HER HALF-SISTER, SAMANTHA, PLANS TO WRITE A TELL-ALL-BOOK
Samantha Markle began discussing her planned memoir: The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister shortly after Meghan revealed her engagement to Prince Harry. The two sisters aren't even close, and still, much of the book details her life growing up with the Duchess. The book is probably some cooked up nuisance, although, Samantha says: 'I'm not taking it personally. We wish her well. We last spoke in 2015.'
12. HER EXTENDED FAMILY JUST SHOWED UP IN ENGLAND BEFORE THE WEDDING
Most of Meghan's family wasn't invited to her May 2018 wedding, but they still all managed to fix a trip to England before the ceremony. We're not only talking about her immediate family but extended family too. Nephews and a couple of her cousins flew across the pond to appear on Good Morning Britain, as reported by TMZ. Can you imagine Tracy Dooley, Meghan's sister-in-law, was said to be present at the time, despite having not spoken to the Duchess in 20 years?
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We sure hope after a while; all this drama will end. The good thing is that Meghan and The Royal Family, in general, haven't got the time to indulge in vain matters and so, have not commented or given any such audience to them. What do you think about Meghan's family drama?