Thomas Markle fears the worst with daughter Meghan Markle: "I think that relationship is lost now"
Thomas Markle is wondering why his daughter Meghan Markle and him have such a strained relationship and fears that it is "lost".
Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle has reportedly told his friends that he feels like he has "lost" his relationship with his daughter and now the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and cannot seem to understand why.
According to Mirror, the 73-year-old said, "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 lives in Mexico and couldn't make it to his daughter's wedding with Prince Harry which took place at the Windsor Castle this May, due to an emergency heart surgery.
Thomas was one of the few members of Meghan's family who was invited to the nuptials but has often spoken out about how he is yet to meet Prince Harry or the rest of the Royal family. It is also believed that Thomas is believed to be "heartbroken" about his "growing estrangement" from his daughter, Meghan Markle after he missed the wedding and is concerned that they may never make things right.
According to a source, "Thomas is heartbroken. He is at a complete loss as to why he has been excluded." Last month, Thomas Markle 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, Meghan Markle's father-in-law, Prince Charles was the one to walk Meghan down the aisle.
Thomas Markle told the 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.
Since the incident, Thomas has apologized to both Meghan and Prince Harry. “I realized it was a serious mistake. It's hard to take it back” and said that they were “both very forgiving." Markle ended the interview by saying his intentions to appear on the show were good and hoped he did not offend the royal couple by doing it. However, Royal experts have claimed that this could very well be the ending of their relationship.
Once Thomas agreed to do the interview with 'Good Morning Britain' show, reports have claimed that the Duchess of Sussex's father will no longer be a part be allowed to be a part of their lives any longer. At the time, a source was quoted saying, "The palace was given no heads up on Thomas’ interview. Meghan’s father has now made it impossible to ever again be invited to any royal events. Thomas can’t be trusted to not sell stories to the media and he will get absolutely no access".
A royal biographer, Angela Levin who wrote the biography on Prince Harry told Express that she is of the opinion that she believes that the Queen will not be happy about the bold steps taken by Thomas Markle and said, "I think the Queen will be very angry. She is absolutely the model of the stiff upper lip and not saying anything that is too political". "I think Harry will be very cross but I think he will put all his energy into caring for her. He is a very caring man with those he likes and loves and I think he will realize how upset she has been by this. The betrayal is really," she went on to add.
Thomas also revealed that Prince Harry is "lucky" to have his daughter also shared that he warned the Prince to "never raise his hand" towards her. Thomas also spoke about how Harry asked his permission to marry Meghan. "Harry asked for her hand on the phone and I said: 'You are a gentleman, promise me you will never raise your hand against my daughter and of course I will grant you my permission'."
The Royal family was also very surprised at the tell-all interview and one of the things that shocked them the most was also the way Thomas spoke about the newlywed couple. Thomas shared, "Well, of course, it’s ‘wow’, it comes out as a ‘wow’ but you know this is my daughter. My daughter’s certainly, certainly a prize for him as well. Yeah he (Prince Harry) is great, he’s an interesting guy, he’s a prince, but my daughter’s been a princess since the day she was born," he added.
Another part of the interview that did not sit well with the Royal family was how Thomas disclosed the conversations that he had with Prince Harry over the phone. "We talked a few times about Donald Trump and Brexit, things like that, and he’s an interesting guy. I was complaining I didn’t like Donald Trump, he said ‘give Donald Trump a chance.’ I sort of disagreed with that, but I still like Harry. That was his politics, I have my politics," Thomas revealed. Thomas also spoke about Harry's views on the Brexit and said that the Prince seemed open and willing to "open to the experiment."
Meghan Markle's half-sister Samantha Markle revealed what the Palace needs to do to "sort out" her father. Samantha spoke on 'Lorraine' and told Dan Wootton that Thomas Markle wanted to meet the Queen. Dan told Lorraine Kelly, "Meghan’s half-sister said to me: ‘Look, this is just a guy who needs a trip to Buckingham Palace. He’s always wanted to go to Buckingham Palace, just sort him out guys because he’s not going away."