Meghan Markle's dad Thomas an 'awful father', must never be let in Baby Archie's life, says ex-wife
Meghan Markle's estranged dad Thomas Markle Sr. should not be let back into her life after the birth of her son Archie, warned Thomas' ex-wife Roslyn Markle. The 73-year-old, who has kept a dignified silence since Prince Harry met Meghan three years ago, now claims he was an “awful father” who showed little interest in their young children.
She accused the Duchess of Sussex's dad of cheating on her during their marriage between 1964 to 1975 before Markle had Meghan with second wife Doria Ragland in 1979, before separating in 1987.
Roslyn reportedly alleged that Meghan should not make up with Markle now after the birth of child Archie as she feels that he has not changed. She also claimed that Markle hurled abuses at her and starved her and their children of cash to the extent where she had to shoplift for food. Markle, 74, has denied all allegations against him.
"Knowing Tom as I do, Meghan would be a fool to have him in her life," Roslyn told the Sun. "While he portrays himself as a loving father, he was anything but to our two children during our marriage. It may sound cliched but a leopard does not change its spots."
"Archie deserves to be brought up in a happy home, not in this vengeful situation that has been created. Tom was an awful father. What makes him think he’d be a great grandfather to Archie?" the cancer survivor who met Markle in the summer of 1963 at a house party in Chicago, added.
At the time, Roslyn was working as a clerk in the Illinois Railroad Company while Markle was at WTTW studios. Roslyn says she was impressed by Markle's charm and was soon pregnant with their first child. They moved in together to a small apartment in Chicago, but the happy life Roslyn had hoped for soon fell apart.
Roslyn was unemployed then and she said Markle would scream at her to get a job of her own if she ever asked for cash to buy nappies or food for their kids. "He would scream, 'F*** you'. 'F*** off'. 'Leave me the f*** alone' or 'Get the f*** out of here. Everything was 'f***'. He called me a f****** c*** a lot."
She added that she hoped the situation would improve when she became pregnant with their second child, Thomas Markle Jr, in 1965, but they only got worse. Markle drove Roslyn and the children to his mum's house in Pennsylvania where he "abandoned" them and wouldn't send money.