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Meghan Markle's Father Caught Staging Paparazzi Pics For A BIG Payday — Now We Know Where Her Siblings Get It From!

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Shady, shady, shady!!!

Just days after the royal family came out to walk back media coverage supposedly intrusive to Meghan Markle's family ahead of the royal wedding, it turns out that her father, Thomas Markle, has been staging paparazzi pics — and likely netting BIG money!

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According to a bombshell report published Sunday in the Daily Mail, Thomas — who lives in Mexico — linked up with paparazzi photographer Jeff Rayner to create a series of phony pics that were later sold to unsuspecting tabloids and media outlets as being legit.

The pics included shots of Thomas in an internet cafe reading about his daughter and Prince Harry, photos of him supposedly exercising ahead of his daughter's big day later this week, and shots looking up British landmarks in a book while sitting inside a coffee shop.

But all the shots are phony — and Kensington Palace has serious egg on their face after first calling out to the media to leave Meghan's family alone!

CCTV images taken at the internet cafe and other spots in Mexico show Thomas and Rayner walking in together and physically setting up the fake shots, obviously colluding to snap "real" looking pictures to be sold later for a big profit.

Related: Prince Harry Is "Extremely Excited" To Marry Meghan!

And considering Kensington Palace previously issued specific warnings to the media NOT to publish pics of Meghan's parents taken in public, citing the fact that Thomas had specifically asked NOT to take part in any personal publicity… this is not a great look.

No wonder Meghan's siblings are the way they are, right?! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!!

What do y'all think, Perezcious readers?!

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