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Meghan Markle’s family vow to crash the wedding

The big day will take place next May at Windsor Castle

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry only announced their engagement on Monday but already talk has turned to who will be invited to the wedding.

Or, er, who may not be invited…

There’s been much speculation about whether American actress Meghan, 36, will extend invites to all members of her extended family.

Meghan and Harry announced their engagement on Monday (Credit: FameFlynet)

After all, her half-sister Samantha Markle hasn’t always said the most flattering things about her and is said to be working on a book called The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister.

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But who says you need an invite to join in the fun, eh?!

One of Meghan’s relatives has said they’ll come to the wedding either way! But before you go thinking they’ll crash through the church doors and make a scene, it’s nothing like that at all!

Meghan’s niece, TJ Dooley, told The Sun: “I’d probably come to the UK for the wedding – even if I’m not invited. I am thrilled.”

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Samantha spoke to GMB the day after the engagement (Credit: ITV)

There will certainly be space for plenty of guests; even though Meghan and Harry have shunned the vast Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral, their chosen venue, St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, still seats 800.

Whether all of Meghan’s family get inside, however, remains to be seen.

Samantha and Meghan have reportedly barely spoken since 2008, but Samantha, who is wheelchair-bound with multiple sclerosis, still told Us Weekly she’d be delighted to attend.

Meghan will walk down the aisle in May next year (Credit: FameFlynet)

Samantha said: “I would certainly go, it would be challenging in a wheelchair, but I would love to go and show her how much I love her and how happy I am for her.

“She’s going to be incredibly busy, but I’ll make every offer to reach out and be available to her.

“Hopefully we can have a heart to heart. I want her to know I’m wishing her well and there for her.

“At the end of the day, I want her to know that the love is there.”

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Harry proposed at home in London earlier this month (Credit: ITV)

Meanwhile, Samantha previously told Good Morning Britain of wedding invites: “I don’t know if I would be hurt [if I wasn’t invited] but out of love and respect I would go.”

In a new interview with the ITV programme yesterday, she insisted the fact Harry’s a prince has no influence on the family’s happiness for Meghan.

“I have to say what is more important to our family, and certainly to her, is that you find the person that’s the best fit for you, that you love, that really makes you happy,” she said.

“When I watch her with him it’s very real and normal, and we only get that once in lifetime if we are lucky. It’s not about royalty; it’s about love and that’s wonderful.”

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The couple gave a TV interview about their engagement on Monday night (Credit: BBC)

Meghan and Harry will marry at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018.

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Harry, 33, proposed to Meghan, 36, during a cosy night in at his home in Kensington Palace earlier this month after seeking permission from her parents.

He said this week: “The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect.

“This beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life.”