Meghan Markle slowly losing favor with the public as she fails to mend ties with ailing father, royal writer claims
Penny Junor warns that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan and Harry, have lost some of their popularity since their May wedding
A royal writer recently claimed that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was slowly losing out on all her goodwill from the common folk after failing to mend the differences between her and her father, Thomas Markle.
Meghan has had an incredible year, what with her wedding to Prince Harry in May and a few months later, the royal announcement that the couple is expecting their first child in spring next year. However, royal writer Penny Junor has warned that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have lost some of their popularity since their May wedding.
Junor said that Meghan's ongoing rift with her side of the family, mainly with her father Thomas has affected her popularity in public, especially after it was revealed that Thomas texts his daughter every day in the hope of her reply someday. He even accused Meghan of 'ghosting him', and said that it would be his first Christmas without receiving even a greeting from his youngest daughter Meghan.
Junor said, "I think it has been a mixed year for Harry and Meghan. They seem to have lost some of the goodwill and admiration that was so wholehearted when they married, and Meghan's failure to sort things out with her father has been a huge mistake, in my view."
She continued, "We obviously don't know the truth about her relationship with him - it seems beyond extraordinary that Harry has never met him - but having him give interviews in which he says that she hasn't spoken to him or made contact with him since the wedding is incredibly damaging."
It is further being reported that while Meghan attended Christmas day church service with members of the royal family at Sandringham, her father Thomas spent the festive day delivering food and toys to homeless kids. Junor added that the rumors of a rift between Meghan and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have also not helped her in any way when it comes to being in the public's good books.
Even the plans about shifting to Frogmore House next year have not helped the couple, for it has only led to more and more speculation about a tiff between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Junor added: "The more the press write negative things, the less charming Harry is prepared to be and so the more negative the stories. It is all very sad because Harry and Meghan are a great double act."
She said: "Everywhere they go they sprinkle fairy dust. They are both so easy and charming and tactile - and Harry so funny. They had a great tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, and Harry's very moving speech at the opening of the Invictus Games was a triumph. He just goes from strength to strength."