Meghan Markle's 'Suits' dad Wendell Pierce has some advice for Thomas Markle
The actor shared some sweet memories he had with the Duchess of Sussex while on set and also had some advise for Thomas Markle
Meghan Markle may have exited 'Suits' but Rachel Zane's onscreen dad Robert is still quite fond of her. Actor Wendell Pierce, who played Meghan's father and hotshot lawyer who is now a name partner at Pearson Spectre Litt on the show gave a piece of advice to Thomas Markle, Meghan's estranged dad. Reports of Thomas speaking ill about Meghan and Harry have been flashing since the two tied the knot. Thomas has accused Meghan and Harry of being a "cult-like" family among many other things. He also told Daily Mail recently that he didn't get invited to the wedding.
He said, "At first I thought, 'That's OK, because I'm part of the wedding,' but I would have loved to have had an invitation to put in a frame," he said. He also claimed that he asked Meghan to invite his family members as a "nice gesture," but "of course that didn't happen."
"Like any father I wanted to say a few words," he said. "I was going to thank the royal family for welcoming my beautiful daughter into their family. But it was a speech that I was never going to be allowed to give. That hurt."
Wendell Pierce who is currently on the season 8 of the show said, "If you care about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, then that should be the first and foremost in your mind before you say anything," he reportedly told Telegraph UK. "If you love your daughter, just love your daughter. It’s not for public consumption." He also got nostalgic about working with Meghan. "We had a moment I cherish,” said the 54-year-old actor, "I was sitting with Meghan in her wedding dress, as we waited for a set-up. We were alone. I said to her, ‘Your life is going to change. It’s going to be amazing and I’m very happy for you, but I want you to know that I’m your friend, and no matter where you are or what’s going on — if the fishbowl that you’re in ever starts getting to you — you can call me.’ "
After Thomas was caught for staging paparazzi photos before the royal wedding in May, he and Meghan haven't spoken to each other, he has claimed in statements to the media. He had called the British royal family Scientology fans in a statement before. He had reportedly said, "They are cult-like — like Scientology — because they are secretive. They close the door, pull the shades down and put their fingers in their ears so they don't have to hear. Maybe they have a secret handshake too! They are either like Scientologists or the Stepford family," he said. "If they hear anybody say anything they just lock the doors. They need to speak up!"
He previously claimed that Meghan was also not happy in her royal avatar and was "faking her smile” in public outings with the royal family.