'I Am The Culprit!' Meghan Markle's Sister Samantha Says She Is To Blame For Their Father's Photo Scandal
May 15, 2018 13:58 By Fabiosa
Just days before the royal wedding, bride-to-be Meghan Markle is already in the middle of a major family drama courtesy of her father and half-sibling.
Thomas Markle and the staged photos
Meghan Markle's father was recently accused of staging photo shoots with a paparazzi agency ahead of the May 19 royal wedding.
Thomas reportedly told TMZ that he did not like how photographs have been portraying him since the announcement of Meghan's engagement to Prince Harry.
He then decided to pose for more flattering and appropriate pictures, including ones of him reading about Meghan and Harry online and getting fitted for wedding suits.
He explained that a paparazzi agency encouraged him to take these pictures, which he now sees as 'stupid and hammy'.
'I am the culprit,' Samantha confesses
Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha, recently appeared on the talk show 'Loose Women', and she revealed that all the drama with their dad was her fault. She said on the show:
I have to say I am entirely the culprit. As we know the media can take very unflattering photographs of people on their casual days and blow it way out of proportion. I said, you know, the world has no idea you’re getting in shape, doing healthy things. They don’t photograph you buying vegetables and PH water. They photograph you as unflattering ways as they can.
Samantha then went on to say she encouraged her dad to fix his image. She insisted that she did not do this for financial gain. She just wanted her father's public persona to befit the standards of the royal family.
"I merely wanted him to be seen in a respectable light," she said.
Unfortunately, her plan did not have the effect that she had hoped for.
So, what happens now
A couple of weeks ago, the Kensington Palace confirmed that Thomas Markle Sr. will walk his daughter down the aisle. Now with all the recent drama and photo scandal, one has to wonder what happens next.
Meghan's mother, Doria, is reportedly at the palace now and is helping her daughter to prepare for the big day. We imagine she's offering the bride some comfort at this time.
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- Meghan’s mom Doria has arrived and staying with #HarryandMeghan at Kensington Palace.
- As well as being introduced to the Royal Family, Doria will meet their closest friends and spend #MothersDay with Meghan.
- Dad is en route and wedding rehearsal is next week!
Guess we'll just have to wait and see how things play out.