Meghan Markle’s close friend has slammed the Duchess’s dad, Thomas Markle, claiming his heart surgery was ‘all made up’ after his embarrassing staged photo shoot.
Thomas Markle pulled out of his daughter’s wedding just days after it emerged he had been paid to pose for pictures of his shopping for a wedding outfit and looking at a picture of Meghan and Harry.
It was later revealed the 73-year-old had suffered a heart attack and was undergoing heart surgery.
Now, a source close to the Duchess of Sussex has branded his heart surgery as a ‘story’, fabricated as a way out of the wedding.
They said: “The whole story about Meghan’s father undergoing heart surgery was made up.
“He had to come up with a good enough reason not to attend her wedding and avoid any further embarrassment after those staged photos went public.”, reports the Mail Online.
The source added people should ‘feel sorry for Meghan’ as opposed to her father.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Thomas, a former film lighting director, said he had checked into the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, north of the Mexican border.
The hospital has since said ‘no such name’ was on their patient records.
Thomas Markle has also said he won’t stop speaking to the media until the Royals break their silence.
An open letter to Meghan’s dad from a concerned Meghan Fan: