The Duchess of Sussex's dad, Thomas Markle, has really done it this time — after being a mild annoyance in the months leading up to Meghan (née Markle) and Prince Harry's May 19 nuptials, it would seem Thomas Markle has officially become a thorn in the royal family's side. The source of the ire? His "babbling" interviews with the press.
According to Us Weekly, a source says that Meghan is no longer on speaking terms with her father following a recent blitz of bad publicity. Two weeks ago, Thomas Markle sat down for an unauthorized (and lengthy) interview with Good Morning Britain. Last week, he spoke ill of Queen Elizabeth II to TMZ for offering to meet with President Trump and not him.
Thomas Markle thinks he's getting the cold shoulder since the resident is getting to meet #QueenElizabethII before him. If #ThomasMarkle was your dad, how would you get him to keep quiet? #EverybodyTalks pic.twitter.com/mE6ziKUNj2
— The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) June 26, 2018
Given that the royal family — particularly the queen — is reportedly growing increasingly frustrated with her father, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex is undoubtedly feeling the pressure. Accordingly, claims a source, "Meghan hasn't spoken to Thomas since the day after her wedding."
Us Weekly's sources reportedly also reveal that Thomas Markle is desperate to make amends with his daughter.
"Thomas adores his daughter and swears he never wanted attention from the interviews. All he's cared about is protecting Meghan… he wants the royals to stand by his side, but of course, so far they haven't," a source allegedly close to Thomas Markle said.
However, these latest interviews aren't the first time Markle has landed in hot water with the royal family over self-promotion. Just one week shy of the royal wedding, Markle got caught up in a staged photo scandal — this after insisting he wanted the paparazzi to stop hounding him.
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Per Us Weekly's sources, the royal family is essentially on the verge of issuing an ultimatum: Stop talking or any hope of contact with his daughter will be lost.
"Thomas is walking a fine line," warned one such source. "This blabbing needs to stop if he wants to maintain any relationship with Harry and Meghan."