Despite the fact that Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas, has been on his own personal media tour this summer after missing her wedding, his daughter hasn’t said a word about their strained relationship — not to the press and not to him. However, despite her public silence, insiders say that Meghan is deeply hurt by her father’s emotional blackmail in his never-ending string of paid interviews, and she is at her wit’s end.
Elle Magazine is reporting that the Daily Mail, one of Thomas’ favorite media publications to speak to, has gotten another exclusive about the crumbling father-daughter relationship. One of Meghan’s close friends has apparently revealed to the outlet the one condition that Meghan has when it comes to talking to her dad.
“The only reason Meghan hasn’t spoken to her father yet is because she’s yet to hear from him in a respectful manner,” the source said. “Thomas is speaking to the press more than he’s reached out and spoken to his own daughter.”
Thomas: ‘I’m not mad at Harry. I’m not mad at Meghan. I love them. I wish them well. But as for the rest of it, f*** it. I’m done.’
Me: Are you kidding me? So be gone already.
Thomas Markle reveals he put phone down on Harry in heated call https://t.co/h93ci7ZQfM via @MailOnline
— Ed (@Ed59029780) August 11, 2018
In other words, if Thomas would simply contact his daughter privately, she would be open to having a conversation.
The insider also says that Thomas has always had the ability to reach Meghan, even though he claims otherwise. Thomas knows that Meghan is still in regular contact with her mom, Doria Ragland, and he knows how to reach his ex-wife.
If he contacts Ragland, he can reach their daughter. The source added that if Thomas truly wanted to talk to Meghan, he could send a letter to Ragland, who could then pass it along. However, that doesn’t fit into his fabricated narrative, and it doesn’t sell papers.
The problems between Meghan and her dad seemingly started in the days before she married Prince Harry. He got caught up in a staged photo paparazzi scandal, and then Thomas missed Meghan’s wedding because of a heart attack.
— R. R. Rogan ??????????? (@BelleTraveler) August 9, 2018
Thomas has said repeatedly how sad he was that he missed his daughter’s nuptials, but it turns out that wasn’t the first time that happened. When Meghan married film producer Trevor Engelson in Jamaica back in 2011, Thomas missed that wedding, too. However, Ragland was in attendance.
Meghan Markle’s dad was in poor health when she got married the second time, but the fact that he missed two of his daughter’s major life events is not playing well with royal fans.