It’s not a good week for the Markle family.
After news broke that Meghan Markle‘s father won’t be attending the royal wedding due to a heart surgery — just days ahead of the nuptials to Prince Harry on Saturday — another member of the controversial clan landed in the hospital on Wednesday.
TMZ reports the Suits actress’ half-sister Samantha, who has MS and requires a wheelchair, is dealing with a possible broken ankle and fractured knee after a confrontation with paparazzi.
Samantha’s boyfriend told the outlet that he was driving in Ocala, Florida, when a paparazzi veered in front of them. Trying to avoid a crash, he swerved the car and hit a concrete barrier. The photog then fled the scene.
Samantha is the one behind Thomas’ staged photos.
“I have to say I am entirely the culprit,” she said in an interview with ITV’s Loose Women. “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.”
Meghan has reportedly never been close to her half-siblings, including Samantha and Thomas Jr. In addition, there won’t be many members of the bride’s family in attendance on Saturday. But her mother, Doria Ragland, will be there!