Let's go back to the beginning, shall we? Meghan Markle's dad Thomas Markle became an internet sensation when he was seen staging photos of him looking at photos of his daughter, Meghan Markle, as well as her then fiance Prince Harry in a cafe. Other photos then surfaced of him reading a book called Images of Britain in another coffee shop. This all happened a couple of weeks before her wedding, by the way. And even though it's months after the wedding (almost exactly 7), he is still speaking out.
While he was invited to the wedding, Thomas Markle claims he had a heart attack the week before her wedding and could not travel to London for the festivites. No one is sure if this is true, and a lot of people are wondering if that happened, or if it was just sympathy for the photos he had taken prior. We probably will never know, and frankly, I'm not sure if Meghan or the Royal Family think about it often.
Ever since the wedding, Meghan Markle's dad has done countless interviews about his daughter and their estranged relationship. Chiming in on that is her half-sister Samantha Markle, but let's not even go there. Today, Thomas Markle has done another interview with Good Morning Britain, which is in the wake of all of the drama going on with Meghan Markle. And what he has to say is really, really embarrassing.
While the two have always been close up until her marriage, Thomas Markle still feels the need to talk about their distant relationship, which I don't think he realizes will not mend by talking about her publicly. In the interview with Good Morning Britain, Thomas Markle says he tries to contact and text her daily, but he has not gotten a response. I'm assuming she may have changed her number, but I'm also not sure she would respond to someone who is making her look bad almost daily.
In the interview, the interviewer asks if he's been ghosted, which he replied with a sad looking face "Yeah, ghosted". He also goes on to say that he hasn't received their annual Christmas card, and asks the Queen to help mend the rift between them. It's really hard to not feel a little bad for Thomas Markle, as he seems to be devastated that he has no contact with his daughter. However, it really does seem like the best choice. Here is why.
Not only is Meghan Markle pregnant, but she is in the middle of all the drama surrounding the Royal Family. In order to have a healthy pregnancy, it's crucial to have little to no stress in your life. It's clear that Thomas Markle misses his daughter, but taking a break from the spotlight will only help the situation. Meghan has a lot of duties now that she is The Duchess of Sussex, and is probably not watching TV or reading the news daily to see what her distant father has said about her daily.
Maybe it's just me, but I do find this whole situation a little embarrassing. Meghan's mom, Doria Ragland, has been nothing but respectful of her daughter since she started dating Prince Harry. She has not spoken to the media, done any interviews without her daughters consent, and has smiled for the cameras. That is completely different than staging photoshoots to give yourself a name, and doing every interview under the sun, to then complain your daughter has cut off all communication.
While we can all see where he is coming from when he says he misses her, and wants to meet his grandchild, there are several ways to do so. In an interview with The Sun back in July, he said his message to his daughter Meghan would be, "I love you, I miss you, I'm sorry for anything that went wrong, and I want to be their childs grandfather, and I want to be near them". But yet, in the interview with Good Morning Britain, he calls her 'controlling' but also states that's 'just her nature'. Sigh.
We can all just assume that Meghan may not want to reach out, in fear that her dad may publicly announce what she has to say. Really, the ball is in her court, but I cannot see Meghan reaching out and fixing her relationship that her dad really did ruin. But I guess we'll just wait to see what he has to say, again, in another interview.