This year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding brought with it lots of royal drama.
Meghan Markle’s relatives were upset about not being invited and slammed the royal family in interviews.
Some of Markle’s style choices also proved controversial.
It was a big year for the royal family. Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, and Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank. Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince Louis, her third child with Prince William, and Markle announced her own pregnancy.
There was lots to celebrate, but as with many family’s celebrations and milestones, it wasn’t completely drama-free.
Here are some of the most notable royal controversies of the year.
Meghan Markle’s father said he would not attend the royal wedding after a heart attack and a paparazzi scandal.
Less than a week before the royal wedding, TMZ reported that Thomas Sr. would no longer be attending the event.
Although Thomas Sr. told TMZ that he had a heart attack six days prior, the site reported that the reason he dropped out was due to a “fallout” over claims that he staged paparazzi photos. One report from the Daily Mail included security camera footage from an internet café that appeared to corroborate these claims.
The posed photos of Thomas supposedly getting ready for the wedding included him intently studying “Images of Great Britain: A Pictorial Tour Through History,” a very public tuxedo fitting, and a casual outdoor workout.
“He admits the pics look ‘stupid and hammy,'” TMZ reports. “He says he was just going along with the paparazzi agency, which he now deeply regrets.”
Markle released a statement through Kensington Palace confirming that her father would not be attending her wedding, saying that “I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.”
Her father was supposed to walk her down the aisle, but Markle ultimately broke royal tradition by walking alone up the stairs and Nave of St. George’s Chapel. Prince Charles then joined her for the second half of the walk.
Markle’s half-sister Samantha Grant blasted Prince Harry, demanding that he “stop letting his fiancée ignore her family.”
Grant tagged an unofficial account for Prince Harry in a tweet, writing that it was time for him to “man up” and “stop letting his fiancée ignore her family.”
“Shout outs about humanitarianism don’t work when you are allowing Meg to ignore the Markles. It is [a] contradiction,” she wrote in a separate tweet.
Grant also slammed her half-sister for “inviting 2,000 complete strangers” to the royal wedding while snubbing most of her family.
It was one of many times that Grant spoke to the media about Markle and the royal family. She is also planning to release a “tell-all book.”
Markle’s estranged family members were photographed arriving in London even though they weren’t invited to the wedding.
Meghan’s nephews and sister-in-law touch down in Heathrow five days before …read more
Source:: Business Insider