MEGHAN Markle is getting ready to marry into royalty as she prepares to wed Prince Harry.
But her mother, Doria Ragland, may be the 36-year-old’s only close relative in the 600-strong crowd.
Unknown Meghan has two half-siblings
Her father, Thomas Markle Snr, 73, was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle but health complications and issues surrounding a paparazzi deal have seen him pull out.
And her half-brother, half-sister, nephews and uncles all claim not to have received invites to the wedding of the year.
Since her engagement was announced, Meghan’s family have had some choice words for their kin, giving interviews to US and UK outlets.
Her two nephews, Tyler and Thomas Dooley and their mum, Tracy Dooley, have all jetted to London to be ‘special correspondents’ on the day of her wedding as part of Good Morning Britain’s wedding coverage – despite not being invited.
Getty Images – Getty Meghan is marrying Prince Harry
Who is Samantha Markle?
Samanatha Markle, also known as Samantha Grant, is Meghan’s eldest half-sibling aged 53.
They share the same father, and Meghan also had a half-brother, Samantha’s brother Thomas Markle Jnr, 51.
The former model and actress lives in Florida, and uses a wheelchair after being diagnosed with MS in 2008.
She has given numerous interviews criticising her half-sister, saying she is a “shallow social climber” with a “soft spot for gingers”.
Just days before the wedding Samantha, lashed out at Meghan, reportedly telling TMZ: “She’s way out of her league to tell me I can’t speak.
“If it’s about my life or my father’s, there’s something in this country called freedom of speech.”
She also said her behaviour was not “befitting of a royal family member”, and hinted her sister always wanted to become a princess.
Twitter Samantha later changed the title of her book
What does the book say about Meghan?
Samantha announced she would be writing a book about her sister.
Initially the title was ‘The Diary Of Princess Pushy’s Sister’, but this has since been changed.
The book is now thought to be being published under the title ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’, after Samantha admitted the original title was “confusing” and had “backfired” on her.
She told The Mirror: “The previous title that was my point – that you can’t judge a book by its cover title.
“I wanted the public to look beyond that, just like I want the public to look beyond social labels because they are injurious.
“But the opposite occurred and it backfired on me.
“Whether near or far, sisters are still sisters.”
refer to caption. Samantha has not been invited to the wedding
Her agent, Linda Langton, added: “I suggested she change it as it did not reflect what she’d told me about her loving feelings for Meghan.
“The book is extremely well written and is a dynamic and sympathetic portrayal of two sisters, one of whom is soon to be a real live princess.”
The book is intended to be the story of both their lives, rather than an expose, Samantha has claimed.
She is quoted by Vanity Fair as saying: “First of all, it’s only a tell-all in that I go through and recant some of the beautiful nuances of our lives, our family home.