Meghan Markle's half-sister has blasted the "controlling" Duchess for not postponing the royal wedding for their father as she released her "tell-all" book.

Samantha Markle writes in her autobiography that Meghan and the Royal Family should have postponed the wedding so Thomas Markle could attend after he had a heart attack, The Sun reports.

The May 2018 royal wedding took months of planning with 2,640 members of the public invited and involved a huge security operation because of the scale of the crowds.

Mr Markle, 76, did not attend the wedding after he had suffered a heart attack. Prince Charles instead walked Meghan down the aisle at St George's Chapel instead.

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In the autobiography, titled The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister: A Memoir, Part One, Samantha claims Meghan was "controlling" towards their father.

In one passage, Samantha writes that her dad sounded upset when she had called to check in with him in the lead up to the wedding.

She wrote: "I said, 'Dad, what's going on, what's wrong?"

"He said, 'This is really weird, she's not the same. When Harry is in the room, she is very sweet and a different person, but when he steps out of the room, she is mean and controlling.'"

 

Samantha, 56, claims Meghan was ‘controlling’ towards their father in her tell-all book.
Samantha, 56, claims Meghan was ‘controlling’ towards their father in her tell-all book.

 

Samantha, 56, claimed the Royal Family should have postponed the wedding so that Mr Markle could be included.

She wrote: "The Royals couldn't postpone the wedding so that my father could be included, and I knew it was not unreasonable that they reschedule, given resources available to make that happen."

Meghan's team has not yet publicly commented on the book's contents.

The 39-year-old Duchess's half-sister has promised readers that they will find the "truth is stranger than fiction".

 

The author says Thomas Markle told her Meghan was ‘mean and controlling’.
The author says Thomas Markle told her Meghan was ‘mean and controlling’.

 

Samantha, who is wheelchair-bound and lives in Florida, completed the highly-anticipated memoir four years after saying she was writing it. And she says she's already begun a second book.

The book was released in the US via American bookselling giant Barnes and Noble and is currently out of stock online.

The autobiography is expected to be critical of Meghan's alleged treatment of her father and the family.

Samantha and Meghan have not spoken in years and it is thought they last saw each other in 2008.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and is published here with permission.

 

Originally published as Sister blasts 'controlling' Meghan



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