Thomas Markle's issues with Meghan aren't recent, he didn't even attend her first wedding in 2011
Thomas Markle and Meghan Markle have had a fallout in recent times but royal watchers point out that he wasn't present even for her first wedding.
Meghan Markle and Thomas Markle have had a series of fallouts ever since the news about him stagging paparazzi photos came to light. However, it looks like the two had their differences long before Meghan's royal wedding to Prince Harry on May 19.
As drama between the daughter-father duo refuses to abate, eagle-eyed royal fans pointed out that Thomas was missing from Meghan's 2011 wedding in Jamaica with Trevor Engleson. Meghan and Trevor tied the knot at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios in front of 100 guests. For the celebration, Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland was also present but when it came to Thomas, there was no sign of him.
The pictures obtained by Daily Mail show Meghan enjoying her first wedding surrounded by her loved ones. However, in any of the celebrations, Thomas is not seen. At the same time, a close friend of Meghan also confirmed that the relationship between Meghan and her father had problems from the very beginning. "Behavior like his doesn't happen overnight. Why do you think her parents got divorced in the first place?" the source said.
The friend claims there have been instances where Meghan believed her dad but it turned out to be nothing but crocodile tears. "Meghan's had to deal with a lot of self-esteem issues growing up with a narcissist. She has tools to cope with emotional blackmail. She does pray for him," the friend said.
The friend further added: "That's Meghan. She does not have a bad bone in her body, but she's not falling for her dad's crocodile tears. She's been down that road far too many times before." Trevor and Meghan separated in 2013 after being married for two years. Meghan and Prince Harry started dating in 2016 but she never introduced him to her father in person. Prince Harry and Thomas only had conversations over the phone.
This comes after it was reported the palace is thinking of other options to handle Thomas and his daughter Samantha's actions. The palace, who normally takes a firm policy of not commenting on personal matters, is now considering a more aggressive strategy to deal with the situation with both her father and her sister. "No one wants to see this continue," an insider revealed. However, the source suggested the palace is "less concerned" about Samantha "because she has never had a real relationship with Meghan."
Meanwhile, another source added that Meghan would only speak to her father if he approached her in a respectful manner. "The only reason Meghan hasn't spoken to her father yet is that 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. Despite Thomas' claim that he has no way to reach Meghan, he knows that her mother Doria is in touch with her and Thomas knows how to reach Doria. If Thomas truly wanted to speak with Meghan, he could easily have sent a letter to her mother and asked her to pass it along."