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It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that those charming photos of Meghan Markle’s father preparing for the upcoming royal wedding have been staged—allegedly. The Daily Mail claims to have gotten entry to safety footage that exhibits 73-year-old Thomas Markle organising the pictures with photographer Jeff Rayner. Feel free to take a second to regain composure.
Grainy snaps from the footage present Markle and Rayner organising at an Internet cafe in Rosarito, Mexico, the place Markle lives. They shot pictures of Markle trying up articles on his daughter’s upcoming marriage ceremony with Prince Harry. Other supposedly arrange pictures embody Markle studying up on British landmarks at a Starbucks, being measured for a swimsuit (the tailor is allegedly an assistant at a celebration items retailer employed for the shot and Markle reportedly equipped the measuring tape), and figuring out with a set of weights.
According to safety cameras, the pictures have been taken in late March, however weren’t launched to the general public till mid-May.
“They didn’t keep lengthy, in all probability about ten minutes they usually left collectively. I assumed it was unusual that they have been taking footage in right here. It’s an uncommon place to take footage,” Jessica Anaya, who manages the cafe, informed the Daily Mail. “He had by no means come right here earlier than and I didn’t know who he was. He had a photographer with him. He got here in and paid to make use of the pc, whereas the opposite particular person was taking footage of him from behind.”
When reached for a remark, the Los Angeles-based Rayner mentioned, “For all of the questions, I’ve no remark. There goes to be no remark, thanks.”