Prince Harry trying to arrange secret meeting between Meghan Markle and her dad to 'fix' their relationship
Prince Harry is trying to arrange a secret meeting between Meghan Markle and her father Thomas Markle to help their relationship.
Prince Harry has taken upon himself to sort things out between his wife, Meghan Markle, and her father, Thomas Markle, and even has a secret plan to get them to meet, sources have revealed.
The relationship between Meghan and her father has been very strained, with reports saying that the Duchess of Sussex is wary of engaging with her father, who in turn thinks that he has lost his daughter ever since she married into the British royal family.
However, the Duke of Sussex is hoping to make things better.
"Harry knows how important Thomas is to Meghan, and he thinks it’s imperative for her to sort her relationship out with her father, and the best way to do that is for everyone to sit down together and hash everything out together," a source added.
According to HollywoodLife, a palace insider shared, "Harry is trying to work out the possibility for a meeting with Meghan’s father, in California, following the Invictus games in October. Harry and Meghan will be in Australia and New Zealand for the games and they are already planning to stop off in Los Angeles on the way home to spend some time with Meghan’s mom, so Harry is trying to arrange a meeting with her dad Thomas around the same time".
Given Meghan's not so pleasant current relationship with her father, this would be a big step forward in the right direction. According to reports, Meghan had stopped communicating with her father following his mishaps with the press.
"Harry doesn’t think Thomas is a bad guy at all — he thinks he just doesn’t fully grasp the situation Meghan is in, and that he’s also desperate to be in his daughter’s life again, so Harry wants to fix things and get their relationship back on track again," the insider continued. Maybe, all the Markles need is a little help from Prince Harry to fix their broken relationship.
"When it comes to trying to repair the relationship with her father, Meghan feels totally overwhelmed, she honestly doesn’t even know where, or how to start. Harry knows the pain of losing a parent only too well, so he wants to do everything in his power to reunite Meghan with her father—plus, he can’t help feeling responsible in some way for the breakdown of their relationship, because if Meghan had married just a regular guy, none of these problems would ever have happened," the palace insider revealed.
Even if Meghan is unable to smooth things over with her family, the Royal family has stepped in and taken great care of her. The Queen recently gifted Harry and Meghan a lavish cottage. Meghan has also received a fair share of emotional support as well. "The Queen has made it very clear to Meghan that nobody holds her responsible for the actions of her father, or her half-sister, and she is constantly reassuring her that she is doing an amazing job, and how happy they are that she has joined the family, it really is very sweet," the source added.
Recently, Meghan's father reportedly told his friends that he feels as though he has "lost" his relationship with his daughter and cannot understand why.
As reported by the Mirror, the 73-year-old shared, "I haven’t talked with Meghan and Harry in a long time. I think they’re shot of me now. I think that relationship is lost now." Thomas is currently residing in Mexico and could not make it to his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry due to an emergency heart condition.
In June, Thomas appeared on 'Good Morning Britain' in which he revealed that he had cried while watching Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry despite the fact that he missed walking her down the aisle, a tradition that most fathers would love to do for their daughters. Instead of Thomas Markle, Meghan's father-in-law Prince Charles was the one to walk Meghan down the aisle.
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Thomas told host Piers Morgan, "I can't think of a better replacement than Charles. He looked very handsome. I was jealous, I wish it was me but thank God he was there, and I thank him for that."
It was also reported that Thomas Markle had made a deal with the paparazzi to take pictures of him while looking at images of the couple in an internet cafe.
Thomas is also suspicious about how his daughter Meghan, the new Duchess of Sussex has been dealing with and adjusting to her life as a royal. In an interview with The Sun, he revealed, "My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified. I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile. I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This one isn’t even a stage smile — this is a pained smile," he shared.
Thomas further added that it "might be just having a couple bad days," but he worries "she’s under too much pressure". "There’s a high price to pay to be married to that family," he remarked. "I spoke to Meghan and Harry briefly after the wedding," he said before adding that "the phone number I had been calling Meghan on is no longer picking up. And I don’t have an address for her".
"I sent a text to my palace contact saying I would like to reach my daughter and got no reply. It is probably the longest time I have gone without speaking to her ever," he revealed. But if Thomas does get a chance to reconnect with his daughter, there is only one thing he has to say and that is, "I’m sorry for anything that went wrong".