Meghan Markle's Uncle Is the Latest Relative to Criticize Her Over Royal Wedding Snub

Meghan Markle's 78-year-old uncle, Michael Markle, is the latest member of her family to speak out about not getting invited to the royal wedding.

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Another day, another member of the Markle extended family coming out of the woodwork to publicly drag soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle for not inviting them to the royal wedding.

Meghan's 78-year-old uncle, Michael Markle, is the latest relative to come forward confirming he has not received an invitation to the May 19th wedding. Michael worked in the U.S. government for 19 years and says he helped Meghan with her "application" (presumably for her visa—although, her future in-laws also happen to be pretty well-connected to the British government, so she may not have needed Uncle Mike's help at all).

"I knew the ambassador and I asked him if he could help, as her application was a little on the late side," Michael told Daily Mail (opens in new tab). "That's why 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."

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He may not have asked for anything in return, but it seem he did expect an invitation to the wedding—and he was not pleased when that never came.

"I'm upset and surprised about not being selected but if they don't want me there, then I don't want to go," he said. "This whole invitation thing has not been played out very well. I never did anything to embarrass Meghan. It seems to me they handled the arrangements poorly."

Michael also told the Mirror (opens in new tab) during an earlier interview that his brother, Meghan's father, had also not received an invitation (opens in new tab).

"I'm sure she doesn't want some of the Markles there, but myself and my brother Fred and my two girls would like to go," he said.

Other relatives, including Meghan's half-brother (opens in new tab), have publicly slammed the actress for not inviting members of her family to the wedding.

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.