Meghan Markle’s half-sister Samantha is reportedly in hospital after a run-in with paparazzi in America.
TMZ say that Samantha, who has been critical of Meghan in the run up to the royal wedding on Saturday, broke her ankle while she was being driven in Florida.
The website claim to have spoken to Samantha’s boyfriend, Mark, who says the couple had a "confrontation" with a member of the paparazzi.
He is reported to have said a photographer veered in front of their car to try and get a clear shot.
Mark then veered to the left in an effort to avoid him and hit a concrete barrier. He says his girlfriend hit the windshield and fell to the floor mat.
Samantha, who has MS, was unable to lift herself up and TMZ report that her foot was twisted backward.
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Mark then drove Samantha to the hospital. The paparazzi reportedly fled the scene.
Meghan’s dad Thomas Markle Snr is reported to be recovering in hospital following major heart surgery today.
It is thought he will be too unwell to walk his daughter down the aisle at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
Kensington Palace have not commented on Mr Markle’s health or his attendance at the much-anticipated wedding.
Samantha Markle, who is also a daughter of Thomas, has been outspoken in her criticism of the former Suits star giving several interviews to the press ahead of the big day.
Speaking to Australian breakfast programme Sunrise Samantha was asked if the drama about her father had gotten out of control.
She said: "Is it out of control that a normal American family have to come out and defend themselves against media created drama, really?
"And how do you defend yourself when there’s no evidence, there’s nothing beyond the created social label that creates the public emotional swell and when it gets that big it’s overwhelming.
"No matter what you’re like, what your character is truly like, you can’t defend yourself against something that big, it’s spun out of control."
Today Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, who is separated from Mr Markle, flew into Heathrow for the wedding.
Meanwhile it was claimed today that the relationship between Meghan’s parents has been strained further after the fallout over the paparazzi photos.
A source told The Sun Online: "Thomas and Doria are currently barely speaking to one another.
"He is trying to make peace after everything that has happened. Their relationship had been hanging by a thread for months before the staged photo scandals.
"He had told friends that he wanted to come with the peace gesture for an appeasement before the wedding and his daughter’s big day, but his recent actions have crushed that."
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