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May 3, 2018

Meghan Markle’s estranged half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., wrote a handwritten letter warning Prince Harry that it’s “not too late” to stop the wedding.

“As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history,” Thomas, 51, wrote. “Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.”

Thomas insisted the American actress, 36, is a “jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage.”

“I’m confused why you don’t see the real Meghan that the whole world now sees,” he claimed. “Meghan’s attempt to act the part of a princess like a below C average Hollywood actress is getting old.

“What kind of person starts out by using her own father until he’s bankrupt, then forgets about him in Mexico leaving him broke, over mostly all her debts. And when it’s time to pay him back she forgets her own father like she never knew him.”

“It’s very apparent that her tiny bit of Hollywood fame has gone to her head,” he wrote. “Not to mention, to top it all off, she doesn’t invite her own family and instead invites complete strangers to the wedding. Who does that? You and the royal family should put an end to this fake fairytale wedding before it’s too late.”

Thomas concluded, “Meghan is still my sister. She is family. So whatever happens is up to her, whether she wants to forget knowing me or the rest of her family, family comes first. Also, you would think that a royal wedding would bring a torn family closer together, but I guess we’re all distant family to Meg.”

You can read more of the letter here.

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French President Emmanuel Macron thanked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his “delicious wife” Lucy for their hospitality.

Mr Macron, who arrived in Sydney last night, gave a joint press conference with Mr Turnbull at Kirribilli House on Wednesday afternoon.

He mostly switched flawlessly between French to English as he was quizzed by reporters from both countries.

Mr Turnbull noted the French President had to rush off to a lunch with the French community in Sydney.

“For the French gastronomy, for the French winery,” Mr Macron replied, before thanking the Prime Minister for the “perfect organisation” of the trip.

“I want to thank you for you’re welcome — thank you, and your delicious wife,” he said.

“Thanks to you and Lucy, thanks to you very much, Mr Prime Minister.”

The “delicious wife” comment was quickly noticed and shared on social media, with many putting it down to a mistranslation.

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The entire Ipswich City Council, west of Brisbane, will be sacked and administrators appointed, the Local Government Minister has announced.

The announcement came hours after Mayor Andrew Antoniolli said he was standing down, a day after he was charged with fraud by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).

He is facing seven counts of fraud for allegedly using council money to purchase auction items from charitable organisations over the past six years.

Minister Stirling Hinchliffe told State Parliament he would try to change the laws next week so the council can be sacked outright.

“Today, I will ask Ipswich City Council to show cause why they should not be dismissed,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Next week I will be asking Cabinet to consider strengthening the legislative powers of the Local Government Minister to dismiss councils, when they have lost the trust of their community.

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