It hasn't been an easy year for Thomas Markle. The father of Meghan Markle, the recently-appointed Duchess of Sussex, Thomas found himself on the royal family's bad side when he staged photos of himself to sell to the tabloids. He found himself unable to walk his daughter down the aisle in front of the world, though the reasoning was reportedly based on his failing health rather than his misgivings, and he has been strained from Meghan since. Now, he's pleading for her to give him another chance, stating on ITV:
Suffice to say, he hasn't taken the extended separation from his famous daughter well. Not in the least. And the drama with Thomas Markle continues.
The quotes came from Thomas Markle's recent interview with Good Morning Britain. While Thomas Markle has never been shy about airing out his grievances with the royal family, especially since his daughter was welcomed into the prestigious Kensington Palace, this recent interview backtracks against some of Thomas Markle's claims that he was making strides to reconnect with Meghan Markle in recent months.
These comments are no different from the ones Thomas Markle has spouted out in recent months, but it lets everyone who has been following the drama between the estranged father and his world-famous daughter that things haven't been patched up in the least. They're not in communication, and that breaks Thomas' heart. Alas, it is ultimately the choice of Meghan Markle and the royal family to decide if they'll reconnect again anytime soon. You can take a look at the full interview below.
And it is a very busy time for the Duchess of Sussex herself. Meghan Markle is currently pregnant with her first child with Prince Harry, and the baby is expected to arrive in the spring. She is also in the midst of some controversy, as she has recently lost her personal assistant. Rumors have even been flying about her relationship with Kate Middleton.
Given the cycle of events of late, we should probably expect to hear more from Thomas Markle shortly. He is not often far from the news, especially as he remains disconnected with his daughter and kept at arm's length from the royal family -- with no means to communicate with her beyond the media. It is, no doubt, a hard time for him, especially as the Christmas season draws closer. But we'll keep you posted on the latest developments that arise.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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