What a mess.
Weddings are supposed to be wonderfully positive occasions filled with love, romance and good cheer.
A chance for two families, and two sets of disparate friends, to come together as one to celebrate the union of a happy couple.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has swiftly descended into an acrimonious, disorganised fiasco – and there are still three long days to go
Most of the blame for this falls on Meghan’s family, who’ve conspired to behave like a bunch of repulsive PR-crazed Kardashians, exploiting their girl’s royal romance for as much money and residual fame as they can squeeze out of it.
From the moment Harry and Meghan went public with their engagement, barely a week has gone by without ever-tackier revelations exploding from the Markles.
It’s been the most outrageous, uproarious family reality show in town:
We’ve had the drunken, violent, drug-addled, estranged half-brother Thomas Jr. penning viciously worded letters to Harry demanding the Prince dump his ‘narcissistic, shallow, selfish’ sister.
We’ve had the seething, sniping, bitter, twisted and equally estranged half-sister Samantha spitting cruel bile about Meghan to anyone who will stick a few dollars in her grubby little pocket. Only today, she’s launched a fresh attack, spewing away about her ‘right’ to trash talk Meghan.
On the left we have the drunken, violent, drug-addled, estranged half-brother Thomas Jr., who wrote a letter to Harry demanding he dump his ‘narcissistic, shallow, selfish’ sister. On the right is the bitter, twisted and equally estranged half-sister Samantha spitting cruel bile. Only today, she’s launched a fresh attack, spewing away about her ‘right’ to trash talk Meghan
And now we’ve had the father of the bride caught with his greedy snout in the paparazzi trough, cashing in on his daughter’s wedding with staged photos that were sold around the world.
As best-selling romantic novelist Lisa Kleypas said: ‘Weddings are never about the bride and groom, weddings are public platforms for dysfunctional families.’
I just never thought the day would come when a family marrying INTO the royal family would be more dysfunctional than the royal family itself.
But here we are.
Unlike many seem to, I have little sympathy for Thomas Markle.
There’s absolutely no excuse for what he did in taking money from a paparazzo to stage those photos.
Not least because in doing so, he made Kensington Palace look utterly ridiculous.
The father of the bride has been caught cashing in on his daughter’s wedding with staged photos that were sold around the world. Unlike many seem to, I have little sympathy for Thomas Markle, who doubled down on his idiocy
Prince Harry’s own communications director sent out stern warnings to the media ordering them to back off Thomas Markle after seeing the photos and wrongly assuming he’d been the victim of a cruel invasion of privacy.
In fact, Mr Markle was invading his own privacy – for a big fat cheque.
Now, you might think he’d have learned his lesson, kept his head down and tried to rescue the last remnants of his dignity – if only for the sake of his poor daughter.
And you would be wrong…
Instead, Mr Markle’s doubled down on his idiocy.
Since the Mail on Sunday exposed his cringe-making sham, he’s been sharing his thoughts on an almost hourly basis with TMZ – a fine showbiz website, but not previously noted for their expertise on the inner workings of British royalty.
First, he told them he was mort