By Sandra Rose  | 

Meghan Markle Prince Harry

Meghan Markle's dad Thomas Markle, Sr. will privately apologize to his daughter and Prince Harry for allegedly staging paparazzi shots for $135,000, according to his son.

Thomas Jr., who is estranged from his half-sister Meghan, wrote an open letter to Prince Harry three weeks ago warning him that it’s "not too late" to call off the wedding.

Tom Jr. wrote: "this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history."

He added: "Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you," and he referred to his sister as a "jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage."

In a report by London's Daily Mail on Sunday, Thomas Sr. allegedly arranged a secret photo shoot with Los Angeles-based photographer Jeff Rayner who staged pictures of Thomas Sr. preparing for his daughter's big day.

Thomas Jr. tells The Daily Mail his father is "deeply embarrassed" by the cash grab, and he will apologize to the couple in private before the wedding.

According to surveillance footage and witnesses statements, 73-year-old Thomas and Rayner showed up together at an Internet cafe and took photos for around 10 minutes before leaving.

The duo also went to a tailor shop to fake pictures of Meghan's dad getting a suit fitted, but the store was closed, so they asked a teenager working at the party shop next door to take Thomas' measurements. Thomas provided the measuring tape to be used in the pictures.

"It was really strange," said staff member David Flores.

The photographer reportedly received $135,000 for the staged shots, which surfaced shortly after Britain's royal family asked for paparazzi to leave Thomas Sr. alone.

According to his son, Thomas will still walk his daughter down the aisle during the ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, England on Saturday.

  • iWasteTime

    I'm glad it's the other side of her family showing up and out.
    Taraji is engaged and the pure amount of love and joy she's received is refreshing.

  • Phillybruh

    No wonder she don't rock with them. They sound like they have been hating on her since birth.

  • Roderick2011

    They have a very ghetto mentality.
    And you're correct they are haters who should be ignored.

  • Ni Ni

    Her white side just can't the handle reality that their half black sibling/daughter has this opportunity. All this scheming going on....just a shame. I haven't heard a peep from her black family.

  • FukkFolks2018

    its bad when the salty white tears come from folks in your own bloodline. No wonder she wants to be rid of them.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ... Okay

  • Phillybruh

    Because they are getting the big hats and going to the wedding. Her moms a yoga teacher I can't imagine she comes from a rowdy bunch.

  • Gloria

    Is this the white side or the black side of her family acting like a fool?
    I feel for her and wish her the best.
    Family sound like some straight up haters.

  • iWasteTime

    It's the white side, her father and half siblings fro said father.
    The reason there wasn't a pic

  • FukkFolks2018

    Comes to find out...this lady been said those pics were not candid. And indeed staged. Days ago.

    "The pictures are perfect — to the extent that some members of the Cut staff have wondered just how “candid” they are. "

  • tia

    Even though they're family, her white side most likely feels like their little black sibling couldn't possibly be entitled to such an honor. These sprites seem to be really ratchet and hoodish.
    Ghetto has no "color".
    Glad it's the white side going bonkers and not the black side. Screw them without any Vaseline Meghan.

  • Roderick2011

    I think the jealousy has been there all along.

    I guess maybe they felt as if their father left their mother to marry Mehgan's mother but that marriage didn't last long.

    Now they are angry that Mehgan is getting the come up and they want to be part of her big day even though they allegedly called her mom the 'maid' and other nasty names.

  • Soda

    After writing all that negative stuff in a letter, the brother is now begging for an invitation to the wedding but something tells me he ain't ready to meet Harry.

  • Phillybruh

    Oh then this has really gotta sting, because she is a different kind of rich now.

  • iWasteTime

    It does. You read the letter from her half brother to Harry? He big mad and they weren't invited ..

  • Soda

    I thought for sure that he was younger than Meghan after reading about his childish letter. Dude is 50 years old and petty.

  • Chuck

    Meghan should leave these bums in the past and never look back! The father and everyone on his side of the family are crazy, jealous, and greedy. She is going to have a royal life. I hope she keeps her mom close and doesn’t allow anyone to break that bond.

  • Yardgirl

    Summin about that ginger due that is kinda hot!! :-))

  • Yardgirl

    Right!!! SMH

  • Yardgirl

    I agree and it looks like she has done just that! Ole jealous ass trailer trash!!

  • MissHarlem

    I'm so tired of whiny white tears all over the news. They some crying ass people shit. Get a fckn grip ?

  • millz

    True swagger has no color ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Thomas Jr. sounds like a real hater. How in the world would he know what type of woman is good or not for Harry? This is a sure way not to be invited to the family cookout...

  • Quitedeliteful

    So daddy made a quick buck. The pictures are not harmful to the royal family and the daddy will still walk his daughter down the aisle. Most photos with people in the news are staged anyway...

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Thomas Jr., who is estranged from his half-sister Meghan, wrote an open letter to Prince Harry three weeks ago warning him that it’s “not too late” to call off the wedding.

  • Yardgirl

    True dat!

  • MyaCompton

    I KNEW IT!!! When i saw those photos something just seemed off!!???

  • SaltineCrackers

    Ugh her white side is so trashy.

  • bhavana

    If I was Meghan I would wash my hands of that side of the family. It’s probably too late to kick her father out of the wedding, but as soon as he walks her down the aisle he needs to get back on a plane to Mexico or wherever he lives.

  • guest

    well, im just glad its that side of her family that's money hungry to the public

  • Trace da Ace shits to give....moving on....

  • cherrypie

    Gotta love Taraji!!! Didnt know there was such a huge age difference. He's 34 and she's 47. They look extremely happy tho. Wish them the very best.

  • Roderick2011

    They are proving her correct in not inviting them including her white uncle.
    Of course some of the British tabloids are having a field day because they are against the marriage because Mehgan is half-black.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I bet she will be pregnant in 5 4 3 2 1 after the wedding.They look like they have HOT sex.I would love to be a fly on the wall.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I agree, sounds like this family has been jealous of her for a long time and they are taking their shots at her, to humiliate her. This hate probably has been going on since Suits started. Famous relative on TV who doesn't want anything to do with you can make folks bitter!

  • the guest

    Harry is no joke, and very protective of Meghan.

    This marriage is revolutionary on so many levels.

    Not only is her mother brown and visibly African American and divorced, Meghan is over 35 and divorced, and she has family estrangement and a bit of drama.

    Harry LOVES this woman for real and unconditionally.

    No wonder Meghan’s mother raised her away from ex husband and the half siblings. Her father and his white marital family have shown themselves to be, forgive me, pure unadulterated white trash.

    Their bitter racist envy of their mixed half sister “out-whiting and out-privileging” them in life is transparent. They just knew they were better as the father’s white family and kids, NOT. They can’t stand and can’t believe that the child of the black ex-wife is winning in life.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I hate to say this but if I were in Meghan's position, I got people in my family who would do this to me too. Lots of people have broke, money hungry, jealous, hateful, trashy family members.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Wasn't that especially disgusting? He really wanted to keep her from getting married he hates his sisters success that much. What a low life.

  • the guest


  • the guest

    White people are very envious of biracial and multiracial people, especially white skinned mixed people. They feel threatened by a person of color having more access to white privilege than they do. White people have this same envy of intellectually gifted and academically successful dark skinned African Americans.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Her daddy and nem ain’t nothing but white trash. I wouldn’t have him walk me down the aisle.

  • Daiseymae

    I know! The entire family is an embarrassment to her except her mother.

  • Guess Who

    I have never understood why folks are so happy about this union...specifically sistas??????????? Don't get me wrong, ain't shyt wrong with them getting married but damn, some women are tootsie rolling while giving high fives to one another. WHY?

  • Kemi

    Sure milking this!! They see it as an opportunity to upgrade instead of being content that his daughter found her true love.... sheesh!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    This is not gon turn out good.

  • sceutie
  • Vegas1989

    Girl, I have came across a lot of gingers...They are funny and crazy....She got her hands full with Harry. I already KNOW!

  • Miss Thang

    I love royal weddings so I'm excited about it, but I would be happy for them regardless of who he was with. I cried during William's wedding. I just think royal weddings are so beautiful and romantic. Plus, I'm around the same age as Harry and William and I loved Princess Di and I watched her funeral and was so saddened by the whole ordeal. I feel like I grew up with them in a way.

  • Miss Thang

    yeah, I really like their body language. They're very connected.

  • sceutie
  • Ghost

    Well Daddy won’t be at the wedding, he SUPPOSEDLY had a heart attack! This is a mess! ?

  • CookieMobster


  • Ozad

    that's why they mad...the black girl bagged the prince with the most swag!!

  • Yardgirl

    That is so true!! They are smoldering and devilish in a goodt way??

  • Ozad

    Thank you...I couldn't have said it better myself!!!

  • SumthinSweeter


  • Logan Roberts

    I'm so sick of her trash ass family trying to mess things up for Meghan. I would have been paid they ass dust, if I wasn't talking to you before my engagement , nothing wouldn't change now. I don't play games like this, once I cut you off, you dead to me.

  • Victor Nathan

    is it a crime to stage photos for a historical ceremony???????

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    They forgot, that tables always turn. Oh well, they showed and spoke, their true feelings about her, in a way it can't be denied or withdrawn, so now they have to deal with not being apart of her new happiness.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I guess blood isn't thicker than water, in this case (and many others).

  • parisjok

    hope they actually get married

  • parisjok

    really. did not know that