Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Is Reportedly Crashing the Royal Wedding

Meghan Markle
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As if Meghan Markle needs any more family drama to deal with the week before her wedding to Prince Harry. In the midst of weathering the emotional storm over her dad, Thomas Markle, these past few days, it looks like her half-sister, Samantha Markle, is going to be an issue too. 

  • Earlier this week, Meghan's dad was caught staging paparazzi photos to make himself look better in the media.

    He claimed that he did not do it for the money, but was hoping to change the media perception of him, since the only photos being taken of him were incredibly unflattering. Thomas was so embarrassed by the ordeal that he backed out of the wedding, where he had planned to walk Meghan down the aisle.

    He later had a change of heart, reportedly after Meg reached out to him, but ultimately is not able to attend due to health reasons. 

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  • Thomas's other daughter (and Meghan's estranged half-sister) Samantha claimed that she had been the one to encourage him to arrange the photos.

    Samantha has done everything possible to make herself relevant since Meghan was outed as Prince Harry's girlfriend in 2016. She's even reportedly writing a book called The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister, which pretty much says everything you need to know about her as a person, and her relationship with Meghan.

    She's been so media hungry that Piers Morgan of Good Morning Britain called her a "media vulture," and no matter how much Meghan wishes she'd just stop talking, she won't do it. She even gave an interview to TMZ, saying that it's her right as an American to speak her mind, and it doesn't matter what Meghan thinks about it. 

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  • It's little wonder that Samantha didn't receive an invitation to the royal wedding this weekend, but apparently, that's not going to stop her from attending. 

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
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    CNN points out that according to British media reports, Samantha is going to be in Windsor for the wedding, just not by invitation. Instead, she'll be a "guest" of a TV broadcaster. No word on which media outlet thought this would be a good idea, nor if palace guards will actually try to keep her out. 

    That's a tough one -- what creates the least amount of drama and commotion? Allowing her to "sneak in," or quietly ushering her away from the premises?

  • We feel awful for Meghan having to deal with this, and just hope that it doesn't detract from her big day.

    Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
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    The last thing she needs to be worried about right now is her estranged sister crashing her wedding. She is already dealing with the letdown of not having her dad walk her down the aisle, and now she has to deal with this? If Samantha Markle really wants to be a part of Meghan's life, and not just a media spectacle, she should get herself out of the spotlight.

    Until then, we'll call it like Piers -- she's just a media vulture.