Meghan Markle's father says the Queen should meet him as he's not half as bad as "arrogant, ignorant, and insensitive" Donald Trump
Meghan Markle's father Thomas Markle Sr criticized the Queen for not meeting him while agreeing to meet with the President of the United States Donald Trump when visits the UK
Meghan Markle's father Thomas Markle Sr. has criticized the Queen for not meeting him while agreeing to meet with the President of the United States Donald Trump when visits the UK next month. According to Thomas, the Queen is giving him a cold shoulder and he hasn't spoken with anyone from the palace, not even his daughter Meghan or Prince Harry, ever since the interview last week on 'Good Morning Britain'.
Thomas has told TMZ that he is being put in the "penalty box". "If the Queen is willing to meet our arrogant, ignorant, and insensitive President, she has no excuse not to meet me. I’m nowhere near as bad.”
Thomas had pointed out in the interview that Prince Harry had asked him to give the President a chance. In the same interview, he had said that he was angry about something that Trump had done when he was speaking with Prince Harry. He said, "I’ve always had a bad attitude about Donald Trump and that’s never going to change. My god, I’ve got to apologize to the rest of the world for my President. All Harry actually did was say, because Trump was new, we should give him a chance.”
According to the Guardian, Thomas's comments underline the controversy over Trump's visit to the UK next month, which has already been delayed once after an invitation for an official state visit was postponed. Thomas also revealed that he thinks Prince Harry treats Brexit as an experiment. He said, "He said he was open to it. He didn’t know one way or another, he was just saying he had to be open to it, and see how it went. That’s pretty much what’s his attitude was. This is just a conversation between two guys about politics, nothing cast in stone, just the way you talk.”
Thomas was not able to attend his daughter's wedding which was held on May 19 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle as he was recovering from a heart surgery. He expressed his disappointment in not being able to attend the wedding, although he had plans on talking about a phone call during the speech. He said, "The speech actually had the phone calls that I talked about. And how Meghan introduced him as this nice guy from England, this prince. And then I went on to thank the royal family for opening up to my child. That would have been the speech. Watching it was difficult for me because I wasn’t there but, at the same time, I’m watching my daughter being watched by the entire world and I couldn’t have been more proud."
Prince Charles had replaced Thomas to give away Meghan at the wedding. Thomas also confessed his guilt upon staging paparazzi at the cost of his daughter's wedding. According to Daily Mail, Thomas was caught on CCTV as he willingly posed for fake photographs which were sold to newspapers around the world. Along with the pictures taken with his co-operation, the amount would have gone up to 100,000 pounds. According to the report, the 73-year-old was seen posing for photographer Jeff Rayner.
The Markle family has always been at odds when it came to the royal wedding. Meghan's half sister, Samantha Markle, 53, had been reportedly spilling out family secrets and saying terrible things about Meghan. She also complained about not getting invited to the nuptials. However, the sisters have not been very close and have not been talking since 2008. Thomas Markle Jr, Meghan's half brother, was arrested last year for holding a gun to his girlfriend's head. In several open letters to Prince Harry, he had sent out several warnings against his younger half-sister. In another letter, however, he did plead to be invited for the wedding.