Meghan Markle's half-sister injured in a car crash after a confrontation with the paparazzi
Meghan Markle's half-sister, Samantha Grant was taken to hospital after she was in a car crash following an alleged confrontation with the paparazzi and photographers.
The 53-year-old hit the vehicle's windscreen and suffered a broken ankle and a fractured knee. The accident took place near her home in Florida. As reported by TMZ, Markle's partner, Mark said, their car hit a concrete barrier after they tried to avoid hitting a photographer.
According to Mark, they were driving in Florida near a toll booth when they had a "paparazzi confrontation." He says the photographer veered in front of them, trying to get a clear shot. Her boyfriend says he swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid him and hit a concrete barrier.
He says Samantha hit the windshield and fell to the floor mat. Samantha, who has MS, was unable to lift herself up. He says her foot was twisted backward. Samantha had to be rushed to the ER where she was treated for her injuries.
This comes after Meghan Markle's half-brother Thomas Markle Jr. revealed that the family's lives "have been changed forever" since Meghan's relationship with Prince Harry became public. "There hasn't been a day gone by when the phone hasn't rung or we've not been followed. It's placed a massive strain on us all," said Thomas.
Meghan Marke's father Thomas Markle recently had a heart attack and had three stents fitted. It is Thomas Markle's deteriorating health which is preventing him from traveling to England for his daughter's wedding. Thomas Markle Jr. spoke to the DailyMirror and said that his father was "heartbroken" that he was going to miss the wedding.
"My dad will be heartbroken that he cannot be with Meg in Windsor to walk her down the aisle. He would have moved heaven and earth to be there. My sister's going to be one of the best things ever to have happened to the Royal family. She will be the perfect modern princess," said Thomas Markle Jr.
Thomas Markle, Meghan's father told TMZ that he did not want to "embarrass the Royal family or his daughter" following the picture scandal where he agreed to pose for the paparazzi. Thomas Markle has been under severe scrutiny post the scandal.
Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha told The Sun that she was very worried about her father's health and claimed that she had wired money to her father. "He is badly in need of help. I'm dreadfully worried about him. He's completely on his own," she said. "He was upset. He wanted to go for the wedding. But his doctor had the overruling opinion he needed surgery. So he’s smart enough to know, This is life-threatening. It’s all been so heartbreaking and now my father’s in surgery," she said.
Samantha has also spoken out about the fact that the Palace has not made any offers to fly him down or made any contact with him. "There was no actual contact from Meghan and she has not spoken with my father since the heart attack. I don’t know why, I’m not blaming her," she added.