Royal Snub? Meghan Markle's Uncle Says He Would Have Walked Her Down The Aisle If She Asked
August 20, 2018 15:00 By Fabiosa
Thomas Markle gained notoriety when he pulled out of walking Meghan Markle down the aisle at the last minute before the royal wedding. And while her half-sister Samantha and half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. remain antagonistic, one member of the Markle clan is quite saddened by the whole affair.
The Duchess’ uncle, former US diplomat Michael Markle revealed that he was hurt because he did not get an invitation to the wedding. In an interview with Mirror, the 78-year-old said he would have stepped in to take his younger brother’s place at the event if asked.
Despite the “snub,” Michael Markle insists that he has always been supportive of Meghan and even put in a word for her to get an internship with the American embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He further added that he was unsure about how much the royal family influenced Meghan’s decision about who to invite to the wedding or not.
And I don’t know how much the Royal Family had influence on her or not. They didn’t accept anyone else so they couldn’t make an exception for me.
Michael Markle suffers from Parkinson’s disease but says that if given the information on time, he was willing to make arrangements and attend the wedding. Sadly, he never got the chance.
In his first public statement after the Royal wedding, Thomas Markle said he felt very bad about missing his daughter’s wedding. However, he is looking forward to meeting with the couple soon.
Megan Markle's UNCLE needs to give it a rest along with the rest of the family.— Kez (@kez2009) August 19, 2018
The thing with this family is that every one can see how they operate"if you don't do this for me I want back I give you mentality"I could just imagine the life she had with them markles " if I do something for you you have to do something for me" like that give them bragging rts— Qunis (@Qunis2) August 19, 2018
Meanwhile, commentators on social media are not very pleased with the Michael Markle interview. Some have suggested this is just another ploy by the family to air their grievances.
Aww here we go there all coming out of the woodwork for fame— Louise Mcauley (@mcauley_louise) August 19, 2018
You live in a trailer park no disrespect but who would have paid for your cost flight hotel etc should you have expected Meghan to pay for it for you.— Potter63 (@pottery281) August 19, 2018
OMG the Markle family is like a bad epidemic. They're all offended. Wish they'd all just go away. 🙄🙄— Lexus (@Lexus0089) August 19, 2018
Relations between the Duchess of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland have always been strong. She was the only family member to attend the wedding and in many respects was the other star of the show. With Samantha’s book “In The Shadows Of The Duchess” nearing release, it is clear the Markle drama will drag on.