Meghan Markle’s heartfelt text to her ailing father


Meghan Markle texted her beleaguered father ‘I love you’ as the bride-to-be desperately tries to get him on a plane for her wedding.

Kensington Palace was in crisis mode as Thomas Markle pulled out of attending his daughter’s wedding after saying he suffered a heart attack. 

The 73-year-old was spotted two days after being admitted to hospital purchasing two Happy Meals and KFC.

But he today U-turned, saying he had changed his mind after the Mail on Sunday last week revealed he staged paparazzi photos for money.

Meghan Markle's father has today changed his mind and said he does now want to attend her wedding to Prince Harry – if doctors will allow him to fly to England 

Meghan Markle's father has today changed his mind and said he does now want to attend her wedding to Prince Harry – if doctors will allow him to fly to England 

Meghan Markle’s father has today changed his mind and said he does now want to attend her wedding to Prince Harry – if doctors will allow him to fly to England 

Meghan Markle (pictured left) pleaded with her father Thomas Markle (pictured right) to walk her down the aisle after he apparently pulled out of Saturday's wedding

Meghan Markle (pictured left) pleaded with her father Thomas Markle (pictured right) to walk her down the aisle after he apparently pulled out of Saturday's wedding

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle pleaded with her father Thomas Markle (together right) to walk her down the aisle after he pulled out of her wedding to Prince Harry 

 Before changing his mind, Mr Markle said he believed his ex-wife Doria Ragland would be a 'good choice' to give their daughter away at St George's Chapel, Windsor. Pictured: Doria pictured with her daughter in March 2015

 Before changing his mind, Mr Markle said he believed his ex-wife Doria Ragland would be a 'good choice' to give their daughter away at St George's Chapel, Windsor. Pictured: Doria pictured with her daughter in March 2015

 Before changing his mind, Mr Markle said he believed his ex-wife Doria Ragland would be a ‘good choice’ to give their daughter away at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Pictured: Doria pictured with her daughter in March 2015

He revealed that Meghan sent him an emotional text message in which she said told him she love him and was concerned for his health. 

Mr Markle told TMZ that Meghan harbours no ill feelings toward him making a deal with a paparazzi DC GFE Escorts to stage photos of him preparing for a wedding. 

One shot appeared to show him being fitted for a suit while another was set up to look as if he was browsing a news story about Meghan and Prince Harry. 

The deal was exposed after CCTV footage emerged showing Mr Markle posing for pictures with the paparazzo.  

He said he no longer wanted to attend the wedding because he did ‘not want to embarrass the Royal Family or his daughter’, according to TMZ.

When asked what the Queen thought about his money grab, Mr Markle laughed and said: ‘I don’t think the Queen is thinking about what I’m doing.’ 

A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: ‘This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding. 

Thomas Markle admitted to staging  paparazzi photos (pictured) with an DC GFE Escorts for money

Thomas Markle admitted to staging  paparazzi photos (pictured) with an DC GFE Escorts for money

Thomas Markle admitted to staging paparazzi photos (pictured) with an DC GFE Escorts for money

Thomas is seen on surveillance video entering an internet cafe with photographer Jeff Rayner to set up staged photos

Thomas is seen on surveillance video entering an internet cafe with photographer Jeff Rayner to set up staged photos

Thomas is seen on surveillance video entering an internet cafe with photographer Jeff Rayner to set up staged photos

Two days after his heart attack, Thomas was seen at a McDonald's drive-thru where he purchased two Happy Meals and a milkshake

Two days after his heart attack, Thomas was seen at a McDonald's drive-thru where he purchased two Happy Meals and a milkshake

Two days after his heart attack, Thomas was seen at a McDonald’s drive-thru where he purchased two Happy Meals and a milkshake

Thomas then went to a KFC hours after he stopped by McDonald's on Thursday (above)

Thomas then went to a KFC hours after he stopped by McDonald's on Thursday (above)

Thomas then went to a KFC hours after he stopped by McDonald’s on Thursday (above)

Mr Markle said that he did not want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family (Meghan and her father circa 2000)

Mr Markle said that he did not want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family (Meghan and her father circa 2000)

Mr Markle said that he did not want to embarrass his daughter or the royal family (Meghan and her father circa 2000)

‘She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.’

But he today changed his mind saying he does want to attend — if doctors allow him to fly to England.

Mr Markle said: ‘I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle.

‘Of course I’d walk her down the aisle. This is a historic moment. I’d like to be a part of history.’ 

He also revealed he was back in hospital with chest pains, and doctors were performing a number of tests on him. 

Doctors are said to have told him his heart was ‘seriously damaged’ after suffering a heart attack a week ago. 

Mr Markle said he has been pleading with doctors to release him from hospital by Wednesday, but doesn’t know if they will clear him in time. 

He also criticised his eldest daughter Samantha, who revealed she was the one to convince her father to set up the staged photographs. 

Mr Markle said Samantha has no real relationship with Meghan and knows nothing of her relationship with Prince Harry. 

He had suggested that his ex-wife Doria Ragland as a ‘good choice’ to give their daughter away at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. 

Mr Markle said Samantha has no real relationship with Meghan and knows nothing of her relationship with Prince Harry. Pictured: Mr Markle with Meghan during her teenage years  

Mr Markle said Samantha has no real relationship with Meghan and knows nothing of her relationship with Prince Harry. Pictured: Mr Markle with Meghan during her teenage years  

Mr Markle said Samantha has no real relationship with Meghan and knows nothing of her relationship with Prince Harry. Pictured: Mr Markle with Meghan during her teenage years  

The 73-year-old said Meghan tried calling him on Monday, but he wasn't near his phone. She later sent a text saying she loved him and was concerned about his health. Pictured: The father and daughter in her teenage years 

The 73-year-old said Meghan tried calling him on Monday, but he wasn't near his phone. She later sent a text saying she loved him and was concerned about his health. Pictured: The father and daughter in her teenage years 

The 73-year-old said Meghan tried calling him on Monday, but he wasn’t near his phone. She later sent a text saying she loved him and was concerned about his health. Pictured: The father and daughter in her teenage years 

Doria with her daughter Meghan at the Invictus Games closing ceremony

Doria with her daughter Meghan at the Invictus Games closing ceremony

Prince Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan

Doria, (left, with her daughter) has been keeping a low profile ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding (the couple, pictured right) 

Ms Ragland is set to fly into Britain from Los Angeles and would be the clear favourite to walk her down the aisle if Mr Markle was not able to attend.  

Samantha, Meghan’s half-sister, sad today: ‘I spoke to him early this morning and he was quite depressed.’

However, there has been no official announcement on who will be walking Meghan down the aisle. 

A friend of Miss Markle, 36, and her fiancé, Prince Harry, told the Mail that she was standing by her father and pleaded for understanding, saying he was ‘not in a good place’.

The friend said: ‘This is not what she wants. She obviously wants her dad there. And the idea of contemplating him not being there now is not something that she wants to have to do.

‘She and Prince Harry are begging for people to give him some space. They have been saying this for weeks, while trying to offer him support and help.

‘He is clearly feeling under immense pressure. The concern for him is real and genuine.

‘He is a proud man who wants to be a father and not be taken care of, but it’s quite difficult.

‘Everyone needs to pause and think what this is doing to them and, more importantly, to him. It is a really worrying, scary situation. The couple have been doing everything they can to help him.’ 

Harry, 33, is said to be distraught and could try to get Thomas to change his mind.

The friend said: ‘Harry feels guilty that this has happened to someone he loves because they are in a relationship with him.

‘He is devastated. He feels like this is another thing in the wake of him… the problems he causes. He feels that anyone who gets associated with his life – this is the price they have to pay.

‘He wants to protect her and this is really difficult for him to swallow.’

Meghan Markle’s father ‘claims he has not spoken to his daughter since pulling out of wedding after suffering fresh chest pains following heart attack’ 

Meghan Markle‘s father claims he has not spoken to his daughter since pulling out of her wedding and says he is ‘popping Valium’ after suffering chest pains.

Thomas Markle says he suffered a heart attack six days ago and is feeling unwell again after his shock deal with a paparazzi photographer was revealed.

The 73-year-old will reportedly no longer fly to London because he wanted to save Meghan further embarrassment after it emerged he ‘staged’ wedding-related photo shoots for cash.

Last night he told TMZ Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland would be a ‘good choice’ to walk her down the aisle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on Saturday.

His daughter and Harry are said to be heartbroken by his decision and will try to change his mind but Mr Markle has claimed his daughter is yet to speak to him.  

Two days after his heart attack, Thomas was seen at a McDonald's drive-thru where he purchased two Happy Meals and a milkshake

Two days after his heart attack, Thomas was seen at a McDonald's drive-thru where he purchased two Happy Meals and a milkshake

Two days after his heart attack, Thomas was seen at a McDonald’s drive-thru where he purchased two Happy Meals and a milkshake

Thomas then went to a KFC hours after he stopped by McDonald's on Thursday (above)

Thomas then went to a KFC hours after he stopped by McDonald's on Thursday (above)

Thomas then went to a KFC hours after he stopped by McDonald’s on Thursday (above)

In an extraordinary interview he called out his eldest daughter, Meghan’s half-sister Samantha Markle, who has repeatedly attacked the star and yesterday claimed she was ‘to blame’ for her father’s ‘posed’ photos.

The father of the bride told TMZ: ‘I’ve been popping Valium for the pain, especially when I hear about my oldest daughter.’  

Mr Markle is said to have suffered a heart attack last week and more chest pains yesterday. 

But DailyMail.com revealed yesterday that Meghan’s father did not seek medical attention on the day of his heart attack, and was instead inside his clifftop home in Rosarito the entire day.

Two days later he was seen grabbing two Happy Meals and a frosted beverage at a McDonald’s drive-thru before later stopping at KFC and emerging with a bag packed with food.  

On Monday night Markle told TMZ that he was said to be considering a trip to hospital after suffering new chest pains but it is not clear if he went.  

Kensington Palace are said to have been completely blindsided by his decision not to walk his daughter down the aisle and had not been informed of Thomas’ change of heart prior to the publication of his TMZ interview. 

Piers Morgan brands Meghan Markle’s half-sister a ‘little vulture’ after she took the blame for her father’s staged paparazzi photos – as she says she hopes he will still go to royal wedding 

Piers Morgan today called Meghan Markle‘s estranged half-sister a ‘little vulture’ and accused her grabbing money by ‘trashing’ the Suits star for years.

Samantha Markle appeared on Good Morning Britain and was accused of ‘trading off her very tenuous connection’ with Meghan, who she hasn’t seen for ten years.

In an explosive exchange Mr Morgan asked her: ‘How much money have you made from trashing Meghan Markle? to which Samantha replied: ‘Not very much’.

Ms Markle said she had encouraged her father to do a deal with paparazzi claiming he had been treated ‘shabbily’ by the media.

But Piers went on the offensive and said: ‘There’s no bigger media vulture in this wedding than you. You are doing a book called the ‘Diary of princess pushy’s sister’. 

Samantha replied that a ‘book cannot be judged by its cover or by its title’.  

Piers Morgan today called Meghan Markle's estranged half-sister Samantha (right) a 'little vulture' and accused her grabbing money by trashing the Suits star for years

Piers Morgan today called Meghan Markle's estranged half-sister Samantha (right) a 'little vulture' and accused her grabbing money by trashing the Suits star for years

Piers Morgan today called Meghan Markle's estranged half-sister Samantha (right) a 'little vulture' and accused her grabbing money by trashing the Suits star for years

Piers Morgan today called Meghan Markle's estranged half-sister Samantha (right) a 'little vulture' and accused her grabbing money by trashing the Suits star for years

Piers Morgan today called Meghan Markle’s estranged half-sister Samantha (right) a ‘little vulture’ and accused her grabbing money by trashing the Suits star for years 

Samantha Markle, pictured with her famous half-sister in 2008, has said it's her fault their father agreed to appear in staged photos on the eve of the royal wedding

Samantha Markle, pictured with her famous half-sister in 2008, has said it's her fault their father agreed to appear in staged photos on the eve of the royal wedding

Samantha Markle, pictured with her famous half-sister in 2008, has said it’s her fault their father agreed to appear in staged photos on the eve of the royal wedding

She also confirmed that her father has pulled out of Saturday’s wedding but she hopes he will change his mind.

She said: ‘I spoke to him early in the morning and he was quite depressed’.

When asked if he might change his mind she said: ‘I hope so. I wanted to see him go [to the wedding]. 

‘I don’t know as of today what his plans are but I want him to go. Clearly the priority is whether it’s safe for him to do that.’ 

Yesterday the sister claimed she was ‘the culprit’ behind the embarrassing ‘faked’ photographs of their father taken in the run-up to this week’s royal wedding.

Samantha, Thomas Markle’s daughter by his first marriage, said she advised him to co-operate with a US-based paparazzo photographer in order to show himself – and, strangely, the royal family – in a ‘positive’ light and insisted his motive had not been money.

But she could not confirm whether Mr Markle had actually accepted any payment for his collusion for the stunt. Mr Markle later told TMZ he had.

Ms Markle told GMB: ‘He was unfairly present in the media as shabby, I think photographer looked for the most unflattering photographs. 

‘My father has really suffered at the hands of the media. I think a person has a right to say “enough is enough, I want to be shown how I really am”.’

But Piers hit back and said he was a ‘grown man who knew what he was doing’.

He said: ‘You say this is all the media’s fault, because the media has been treating him in shabby way, viewers will look at the way you’ve treated you sister Meghan and think that you treated her in a shabby way.

‘You’ve spent the last two years criticising her, you called her narcissistic, selfish, that Hollywood has changed her and that Prince Harry shouldn’t marry her, yet you have the gall to blame media vultures.

‘You’ve made loads of money off the back of a tenuous link to Meghan Markle, who you’ve spoken to once in 10 years. You’ve been trashing her for two years you vulture’.

Samantha said she had not used those words to describe Meghan and Piers said ‘we have all the transcripts’. 

Harry and Meghan are said to be heartbroken by his decision and will try to change his mind with just four days until their wedding

Harry and Meghan are said to be heartbroken by his decision and will try to change his mind with just four days until their wedding

Harry and Meghan are said to be heartbroken by his decision and will try to change his mind with just four days until their wedding

Yesterday she confirmed photographs taken of an apparently unwitting Mr Markle getting fitted up for his wedding suit and browsing pictures of his daughter on the internet had actually been taken in collaboration with a professional photographer, despite Kensington Palace issuing strongly worded requests for the media to protect his privacy.

Speaking from her home in Florida to ITV’s Loose Women programme in London, his eldest daughter, Samantha, said: ‘I have to say I am entirely the culprit. 

‘As we know the media can take very unflattering photographs of people on their casual days and blow it way out of proportion.

‘I said, you know, [to him] the world has no idea you’re getting in shape, doing healthy things.

‘They don’t photograph you buying vegetables and PH water. They photograph you as unflattering ways as they can.

‘So I said, really you need to show the world that you’re getting in shape and doing great healthy things. So I suggested it.

‘There’s a lot of scrutiny that it was money motivated, it was not. It was my suggestion that to benefit him and to benefit the royal family that everyone looked good and they depict you as you are – in shape and doing healthy things.’

Asked if she could categorically say he did not receive money for the photographs, Samantha floundered slightly, saying: ‘I don’t believe so and that was not the motive. I have no idea but if he did I’m going to assume it was a pittance. 

‘They don’t pay that much. It was really so that the world could see him doing the healthy things he enjoys doing.’

Asked whether she could understand how embarrassing the revelations were for Kensington Palace and her sister, particularly given their stance on protecting his privacy, she conceded that it would be ‘awkward’ but felt that his treatment by the media had been ‘unjust’ and ‘somehow we could spin it…’

She also tweeted: ‘The bad press over my father doing staged photos is my fault. The media was unfairly making him look bad so I suggested he do positive photos for his benefit and the benefit of the royal family. 

‘We had no idea he would be taken advantage of. It was not for money’

Despite posting a string of vitriolic tweets attacking her younger sister, Samantha also insisted that she was not bitter about Meghan’s decision not to invite her to Saturday’s wedding. 

The pair haven’t actually seen each other for around a decade. 

Here come the in-laws! Meghan’s nephews and their mother touch down in London with 13 SUITCASES ahead of royal wedding TV special – despite ‘NOT being invited’ to the event itself

There has been much speculation as to which members of Meghan’s family will be attending her nuptials to Prince Harry in Windsor ion Saturday.

And while her father has confirmed he will not attend it looks as though her nephews Tyler and Thomas Dooley along with their mother, Meghan’s sister-in-law, Tracy Dooley seem determined to take part in the big day.

Despite previously revealing they hadn’t received an invite to the royal wedding the trio were seen making their way to the arrivals gate at the London airport on Monday.

The family have been enlisted as ‘special correspondents’ for Good Morning Britain and are expected to report from Windsor, though are thought not to be attending the ceremony.

Meghan's sister-in-law Tracy Dooley was pictured arriving at Heathrow airport on Monday

Meghan's sister-in-law Tracy Dooley was pictured arriving at Heathrow airport on Monday

Meghan’s sister-in-law Tracy Dooley was pictured arriving at Heathrow airport on Monday

She was joined by her sons and Meghan's nephews Tyler (pictured) and Thomas Dooley

She was joined by her sons and Meghan's nephews Tyler (pictured) and Thomas Dooley

She was joined by her sons and Meghan’s nephews Tyler (pictured) and Thomas Dooley

Armed with no less than 13 suitcases the family, including Tyler's girlfriend Sandra Bazan (left)  made their way out of the international airport having flown in from their home in Oregon

Armed with no less than 13 suitcases the family, including Tyler's girlfriend Sandra Bazan (left)  made their way out of the international airport having flown in from their home in Oregon

Armed with no less than 13 suitcases the family, including Tyler’s girlfriend Sandra Bazan (left)  made their way out of the international airport having flown in from their home in Oregon

Armed with no less than 13 suitcases the family cut a casual figure as they made their way out of the international airport having flown in from their home in Oregon.

A cheerful Tracy could even be seen flashing a peace sign to photographers as she made her way from security.

And it’s clear that the family couldn’t be happier about making the trip across the pond; shortly after arriving in London, Tyler began posting image from London on his Facebook page, sharing snaps of a few landmarks, as well as an image showing the interior of his hotel room.

The family is thought to be staying at the H10 hotel in Waterloo, where rooms are available for as little as £70, or $93, per night. The hotel is located just a short distance from Waterloo station, and is an hour’s driving distance from St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where Meghan and Harry are due to tie the knot.

Along with the images – which also showed the outside of another nearby landmark, the Imperial War Museum, seemingly captured from the back of a car – Tyler also shared an update about his travels with his Facebook friends, writing: ‘Just touched down in London!!! Man what a journey so far. We’re safe and sound!’

The images were met with a warm response from Tyler’s Facebook friends, with many urging him to ‘have a blast’, while others reminded Meghan’s nephew to ‘take pics’.

Others, however, weren’t quite so clued into the reason for the family’s journey to London, with one person questioning, ‘There for the wedding or other biz [sic]?’

The family  are expected to make an appearance on Good Morning Britain this week

The family  are expected to make an appearance on Good Morning Britain this week

The family are expected to make an appearance on Good Morning Britain this week

A cheerful Tracy could even be seen flashing a peace sign to photographers as she made her way from security

A cheerful Tracy could even be seen flashing a peace sign to photographers as she made her way from security

She cut a casual figure in black leggings, and a cowboy boots

She cut a casual figure in black leggings, and a cowboy boots

A cheerful Tracy could even be seen flashing a peace sign to photographers as she made her way from security

They have of course previously appeared on the ITV show, when they claimed to have been snubbed from the wedding list.  

In March Tracy and Tyler appeared via live video link from Oregon, and admitted that while they were still hopeful that invitations might be en route, it was looking extremely unlikely.

Tyler said on the show: ‘We’ve not got anything yet. At this point, who knows? This all goes back to Meghan, it’s her day and her happiness.’

Tracy – who was married to Meghan’s half brother Thomas Markle Jr, is mother to Tyler and his brother Thomas, who Meghan used to babysit for as a child – added: ‘I don’t think we are getting invitations, but that is fine, we are so proud of her.’

A cheerful Tracy could even be seen flashing a peace sign to photographers as she made her way from security

A cheerful Tracy could even be seen flashing a peace sign to photographers as she made her way from security

She cut a casual figure in black leggings, and a cowboy boots

She cut a casual figure in black leggings, and a cowboy boots

A cheerful Tracy could even be seen flashing a peace sign to photographers as she made her way from security

She said that while she herself hadn’t seen the royal bride-to-be in some 20 years, the family still has a close relationship with her father, Thomas Markle, who she said was ‘sure’ to give Meghan away when she marries Prince Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19.  

It was announced that Tracey and Tyler will be flying over to the UK to be a part of Good Morning Britain’s coverage of the Royal wedding.

The family’s arrival in London comes just as Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle Snr., confirmed that he would not be attending his daughter’s wedding in the wake of the scandal surrounding his staged paparazzi photos.

The 73-year-old had been set to walk his daughter down the aisle on Saturday, but told TMZ on Monday that he will no longer be travelling to London, after The Mail on Sunday revealed that he had worked with photographers to stage images for money.

'What a journey so far!' Shortly after arriving in London, Tyler began sharing images of the trip on his Facebook page

'What a journey so far!' Shortly after arriving in London, Tyler began sharing images of the trip on his Facebook page

‘What a journey so far!’ Shortly after arriving in London, Tyler began sharing images of the trip on his Facebook page

Making memories: Tyler's mother Tracy also posted a few images to her Facebook page, including a snap of the London Eye (left) and Victoria Tower at the Houses of Parliament (right) 

Making memories: Tyler's mother Tracy also posted a few images to her Facebook page, including a snap of the London Eye (left) and Victoria Tower at the Houses of Parliament (right) 

Making memories: Tyler’s mother Tracy also posted a few images to her Facebook page, including a snap of the London Eye (left) and Victoria Tower at the Houses of Parliament (right) 

Sightseeing: He posted two pictures of local landmarks, including the Imperial War Museum (pictured), and some red brick houses

Sightseeing: He posted two pictures of local landmarks, including the Imperial War Museum (pictured), and some red brick houses

Sightseeing: He posted two pictures of local landmarks, including the Imperial War Museum, and some red brick houses (pictured)

Sightseeing: He posted two pictures of local landmarks, including the Imperial War Museum, and some red brick houses (pictured)

Sightseeing: He posted two pictures of local landmarks, including the Imperial War Museum (left), and some red brick houses

Meghan Markle's Suits co-star Jacinda Barrett has been spotted in London just five days before the royal wedding. Pictured: Jacinda and her son Luca outside Buckingham Palace yesterday

Meghan Markle's Suits co-star Jacinda Barrett has been spotted in London just five days before the royal wedding. Pictured: Jacinda and her son Luca outside Buckingham Palace yesterday

Meghan Markle’s Suits co-star Jacinda Barrett has been spotted in London just five days before the royal wedding. Pictured: Jacinda and her son Luca outside Buckingham Palace yesterday

Mr Markle said that he did not want to embarrass the royal family or his daughter on her big day.

He also revealed that he suffered a heart attack just six days ago.

The Dooleys aren’t the first Americans to hit UK soil ahead of the wedding with some of Meghan’s friends spotted in London.

Jacinda Barrett, who had a recurring role on Suits from 2012 until 2013, and also is married to Meghan’s former co-star Gabriel Macht, has touched down in London.

The 45-year-old actress confirmed her arrival with a heart-warming snap, which she posted to Instagram on Sunday.

This comes as reports suggest that Prince Harry's cousin, Lady Ameila Windsor (pictured) has been left off the guest list

This comes as reports suggest that Prince Harry's cousin, Lady Ameila Windsor (pictured) has been left off the guest list

This comes as reports suggest that Prince Harry’s cousin, Lady Ameila Windsor (pictured) has been left off the guest list

In the picture the actress can be seen receiving a kiss from her four-year-old son Luca outside Buckingham Palace.

Captioning the picture she wrote: ‘Kissing in front of the Queen.’ She then added the hashtag #buckinghampalace, before dedicating the sweet snap to her own mother in light of Mother’s Day (US).

Jacinda is believed to be travelling with husband Gabriel Macht, who starred opposite Meghan in Suits for all seven seasons that she appeared in the show.

A surprising absentee is Prince Harry’s cousin, Lady Ameila Windsor who is also reported to have been left off the guest list.

According to The Sun, the 22-year-old and her older sister Marina, 25 will not be attending the ceremony at Windsor Castle.

A friend told the newspaper: ‘They were a little surprised not to be invited as they were looking forward to going.

‘Amelia is creating quite a name for herself with her modelling and Instagram posts.

‘Perhaps Harry just wanted to keep the family invited to a small number or maybe he didn’t want anyone upstaging the bride.’ 





Meghan Markle’s heartfelt text to her ailing father