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ROYAL SCAMMER: Meghan’s father ‘is deeply embarrassed and will apologise for paparazzi photo storm’

Thomas Markle will still walk his daughter down the aisle on Saturday – despite revelations that he posed for pictures taken by a pararazzi photographer.

His son, Thomas Jr, has said his father plans to apologise to Meghan Markle for the stunt that has left him and his family 'deeply embarrassed'.

Last night Kensington Palace was silent about claims that Miss Markle’s father had secretly collaborated to stage a series of ‘faked’ photographs in the run-up to the royal wedding.

Yet Thomas Jr said his father will apologise to both Miss Markle and Prince Harry privately for the pictures - but jumped to his father's defence saying that the family have been under intense pressure since the royal couple's engagement.

Thomas Jr has said his father plans to apologise to Meghan Markle for the stunt that has left him and his family 'deeply embarrassed'

The palace refused to comment on the allegations, but it is understood there is no change to plans for Mr Markle to walk the bride down the aisle of St George’s Chapel on Saturday.

Both Prince Harry and Miss Markle however, are likely to be embarrassed by the revelations that Mr Markle secretly posed for pictures showing him being ‘measured’ for his wedding suit and browsing articles about his daughter and the Queen’s grandson in an internet cafe.

Yesterday The Mail on Sunday reported that Mr Markle, 73, an award-winning former Hollywood lighting director who now lives a reclusive life in Mexico, had worked with US-based photographer, Jeff Rayner, to set up the lucrative photo deal.

CCTV footage showed Mr Markle arriving at an internet cafe with the photographer. Minutes later the pair are seen preparing to snap the future royal's father while he is sitting at a computer.

A Mail on Sunday investigation established that the internet cafe pictures are just part of a series Rayner took of Meghan’s father. They have been published in newspapers, magazines and on websites around the world.

Mr Markle and Rayner, a 44-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer, reportedly set up at least four photoshoots.

In all of them Mr Markle appears to be unaware they are being taken and yet they were in fact contrived and shot with his co-operation.

It is not known whether Mr Markle was paid for his involvement - but the photographs are said to have sold for £100,000 across the world.

The disclosure came after warnings to the media from Kensington Palace about alleged harassment by photographers of both Miss Markle’s parents.

Shortly after his relationship with Meghan became public in 2016, the Prince made a heartfelt plea for the media to respect the privacy of Meghan and her family.

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My view: This family just like fame and money, then they'll pretend the media is harassing them, Thomas Markle will probably try to convince his "Calculated" daughter Meghan and her fiance Prince Harry that he staged the pictures to show the world he'll attend the wedding and walk his daughter down the aisle, and they'll believe his side of the story as they all know how to play the victim card, just like Meg played the victim by telling her husband to-be that she has no family like the Royals, until her pictures with her family and especially her Dad were released to the public. Such a big joke and bunch of liars. Thomas Markle is a very good film Director just like he collaborated with the paparazzi with good shots, same goes for his daughter Meghan, she's a very good actress, who perform very well when meeting people in public pretending with her virgin face as the humanitarian saviour who likes fame and money, especially her £50,000 engagement dress. Meghan Markle and her family don't deserve any respect whatsoever, she has a lot of skeletons in her cupboard, she's trying to hide and then asking her naive fiance to stop the harassment. Cancel the wedding Harry, she's no good.

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