The Markle Debacle Continues: Half-Sister Samantha Has Been Hospitalised

Meghan Markle's father has said he will not be attending the highly-anticipated royal wedding in Windsor

Meghan Markle's father has said he will not be attending the highly-anticipated royal wedding in Windsor More

Ms. Grant's boyfriend, Mark, told TMZ he was driving with Ms. Grant when a photographer "veered in front of them, trying to get a clear shot".

He told the website the incident happened near a toll booth where he says a photographer veered in front of the couple's auto, leading him to swerve and hit a concrete barrier. Her boyfriend says he swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid him and hit a concrete barrier. Meghan's sister Samantha and her half-brother Thomas Jr, have only added fuel to the fire though, with both appearing in television interviews, and publishing open letters criticising their sister. He drove her to the emergency room.

Samantha is now being treated in hospital. She insisted it was for the benefit of the royal family and not a cheap grab for cash. I am a U.S. citizen and that's all there is to it, ' she told website TMZ in a video interview.

'There is something in this country called freedom of speech, ' she said.

He told TMZ: "I'm OK".

"There's no bigger media vulture with this wedding than you", he said. "No matter what you're like, what your character is truly like, you can't defend yourself against something that big, it's spun out of control".

The ex-model has been criticised for making a string of waspish comments about Meghan since her engagement to Prince Harry. She declined to reveal exactly what she bought because "then it wouldn't be a surprise".

"I'd like to give it to her in person, but if not, I will certainly send it", she told the website. But if not, she'll just mail it.

The accident occurred on the same day Meghan's father, Thomas, underwent heart surgery in Los Angeles, days after suffering a heart attack. According to reports, the operation was successful, but he has to remain in the hospital for a couple more days.

Samantha later confessed that she had suggested that their father pose for the photos. After the photo scandal came to light, Meghan's dad said he was embarrassed and didn't want to attend the royal wedding. "She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this hard situation".

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