Just a couple of weeks after Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas Sr., sat down for a tell-all interview with Good Morning Britain, a friend of Prince Charles has spoken out about the Markle family – and he says it was a good thing that Markle’s dad and siblings weren’t a part of the Royal wedding.
Nicky Haslam, a contributing editor at British Vogue and Tatler, says that the Markle’s are “frightfully common,” and if “that huge lump” (Meghan’s dad) would have been there it would have been awful.
Radar Online is reporting that Haslam – who worked for Prince Charles, socialized with Princess Diana, and sang for Queen Elizabeth – says that the Royals don’t know how to deal with the Markle family.
Samantha Markle says Palace needs to do THIS to ‘sort out’ Meghan’s father Thomas Markle https://t.co/KevFEfUUwf. The monarchy going down the drain thanks to Harry.
— carole (@aglaiaia) July 5, 2018
Thomas Sr. was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, but after his photo staging scandal and emergency heart surgery, he backed out, and Prince Charles stepped in. Meghan didn’t even invite her step-siblings, Samantha and Thomas Jr. The only member of her family to attend the wedding was her mom, Doria Ragland.
Haslam says that Ragland is the only member of Meghan’s family who isn’t “common.”
The British interior designer didn’t have good things to say about Meghan’s wedding gown, either.
“I didn’t very much like her dress — it didn’t fit, among other things. It should have been made of thinner stuff, it seemed to be made of concrete,” said Haslam.
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) July 3, 2018
As for Thomas Sr., there have been reports that the Royal family banned him from Royal events after his surprise television interview. The former Hollywood lighting director told Piers Morgan about his political discussions with Prince Harry, explained his paparazzi photo scandal, his heart condition, and his regrets about missing Meghan’s wedding day.
Thomas Sr. also told TMZ that he is upset that Queen Elizabeth is meeting President Donald Trump before meeting him because he is “nowhere near as bad.” And, he also said the family put him in the “penalty box” after his television interview, and he hasn’t spoken to his daughter since.
But, sources say Thomas Sr. wants his daughter to forgive and forget, adding he only cares about protecting his daughter. However, the Royal family is frustrated that Thomas Sr. continues to speak to the press, and another insider says that he needs to stop his “blabbing” if he wants a relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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Thomas Sr. blindsided his daughter and son-in-law when he sat down for the interview with Good Morning Britain. A source says that it would have been proper for him to let the Palace know in advance that it was going to happen, especially after the damage he did before the wedding.
It isn’t clear if Thomas Sr. will ever get to actually meet his son-in-law in person, but if he continues to talk to the press, it will have an effect on whether or not it will happen.
Meghan Markle has yet to publicly comment on the drama surrounding her father and the rest of her family.