Megan Markle, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex is still facing grief from her estranged sister, Samantha Markle, who lashed out at the royals for showing a “lack of respect” for their father. You know, the guy who tried to profit off the royal wedding by selling fake paparazzi photos.
Dad, Thomas Markle, was set to walk his daughter down the isle during her marriage to Prince Harry this past weekend, but he was axed from the wedding following the paparazzi shenanigans.
Now, it’s apparently the royals who are at fault. At the very least, Samantha wants time to pick up her father in a private jet and give him a tour of Buckingham Palace, you know like he belongs there.
“I think Meghan and Harry should pick him up [from the US] in a jet and take him to Buckingham Palace. After all he did miss out on the wedding. I think he should have lovely tea and a tour,” she told London’s Sun newspaper.
Instead, Thomas, 73, had to watch his daughter get married on television in Los Angeles. He reportedly enjoyed the pomp and circumstance.
“He was happy and proud. He’s very gentlemanly and chivalrous. It was a beautiful wedding. It’s sad because he’s always going to be regretting that he couldn’t walk Meghan down the aisle and feeling socially shamed, unjustly really,” she said.
“I know the day is about Meghan and Harry but, had Charles [Harry’s father] been in hospital with a heart attack, I think there would have been statements released expressing their sadness that he wasn’t there,” she added.
Samantha is also reportedly annoyed at Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland because she was the only family member on the bride’s side who attended the wedding and wasn’t shy bragging about it. She fumed:
“For people to say she was the only Markle there is inappropriate. She’s not. She has no business calling herself a Markle anymore. My father has made Meg 99 percent of what she is today, through education, career opportunities, love and nurturing, her great sense of humor, building her self-esteem. To omit the person most integral in her development, everybody’s hurt by it. I’m really upset about the lack of respect for him.”
Despite the recriminations, Samantha is angling for a payday as well. She’s planning to release a tell-all book about her half sister titled ‘The Diary of a Pushy Princess.”
“I watched the bishop talk about love and unity and forgiveness and I hoped it would strike a chord within Meghan. So if that was real and if I were to define a principle to all of this then it would be that we all just work for a peaceful resolution and reunion as a family. “I feel a religious and moral obligation to be open to her and not be vindictive or isolating or hurt. This should ride on her conscience as a moral obligation to at some point communicate with me and be united rather than divided – as that was the whole message. If she wants to do the morally and religiously right thing then she will and I’m open to that.”
Officially, Thomas, 73, was reported to have pulled out of the wedding early last week due to undergo surgery. He was deemed unfit four the rigors of the wedding on Saturday (May 19)
“They [doctors] will go in and clear blockage, repair damage and put a stent where it is needed,” he told gossip site TMZ.
Meanwhile, Megan has already begun carrying out official duties with the Prince.