Meghan the Duchess of Sussex attends the launch of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader's birth, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Arthur Edwards/Pool Photo via AP)

Days before Meghan Markle was to wed Prince Harry, news broke that the her father, Thomas Markle Sr., would not attend the wedding because he needed emergency surgery, but according to a source Thomas' health scare was a ruse to get out of attending his daughter's wedding.

According to the Daily Mail, a source close to the Duchess of Sussex, claims Thomas was never ill and faked an emergency operation as an excuse to garner sympathy and to skip the 19 May nuptials. 

"The whole story about Meghan's father undergoing heart surgery was made up," reports Daily Mail

"He had to come up with a good enough reason not to attend her wedding and avoid any further embarrassment after those staged photos went public."

The Daily Mail reportedly contacted the hospital that Thomas was reportedly admitted to, but were told that 'no such name' had ever checked into the hospital.

Thomas is also said to be "livid" after Sharon Osbourne said he was an alcoholic on national television.

Sharon raised eyebrows a few days ago when she claimed on national television that it's "obvious" Thomas has a drinking problem and encouraged him to get sober and then try to reconnect with her. 

The retired lighting director hasn't spoken to Meghan for over two months now and has been making public pleas for her to answer his calls because he's concerned that she's "unhappy."

Meanwhile, Meghan's older half-sister Samantha Grant lashed out on Meghan saying she will be to blame if Thomas dies.    

The 53-year-old took aim at Meghan and Prince Harry's appearance at the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition in London on Tuesday, tweeting: "Glad you have so much time to gallivant around paying tribute to others while ignoring your own father!' she wrote.