It’s more than three months since Meghan Markle got married to Prince Harry but her family members who were not invited have still not gotten over the hurt.
Meghan’s paternal uncle, ex-US diplomat Michael Markle, has insisted he would have been happy to walk Meghan down the aisle after her father pulled out at the last minute and it hurt him that he wasn’t invited to the wedding at all.
The 78-year-old, from Palm Bay, Florida, said he was surprised at not being invited to the royal wedding and added that he has “done more” for the Duchess of Sussex than anybody else over the years. He used his diplomatic contacts to land Meghan Markle an internship at the American embassy in Argentina when she was 20.
Michael, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, told the Sunday Mirror his ill health would not have stopped him from making the trip over to Windsor on May 19.
He said: “Sure, I could have, if it was co-ordinated. Yes, I would have done it.”
Michael believes the Royal Family may have played a role and told Meghan not to invite any of her father’s family.
He said: “I thought I would. But anyhow, I didn’t hear from her. And I don’t know how much the Royal Family had influence on her or not. They didn’t accept anyone else so they couldn’t make an exception for me.”
Michael, who lives in a retirement trailer park, said before the wedding: “I don’t understand why she has been so indifferent towards me. It’s uncalled for. I helped her out and I didn’t ask for anything in return.”