Meghan Markle's father says she never replies to his texts, urges Queen to help heal rift with daughter
Meghan Markle's father Thomas Markle said in a recent TV interview that he texts his daughter everyday but she never replies to him
Meghan Markle's estranged father Thomas Markle revealed recently that he texts his daughter every day and begs her to get in contact with him. However, his "controlling" and "bossy" daughter never replies back to him.
Thomas, who appeared on ITV's 'Good Morning Britain', also said during his interview that he hoped the Queen will intervene in order to heal the bitter rift between him, his pregnant daughter Meghan and Prince Harry, the son-in-law he has never met.
Explaining how and why he believes that his daughter has shut him out after her wedding to Prince Harry, Thomas said, "She has always been a very controlling person and that is part of her nature - but she has never been rude. She has always been in charge."
The 74-year-old last spoke to the Duchess of Sussex on the eve of her wedding in May. During his appearance on 'Good Morning Britain', Thomas also claimed that he sends his daughter text messages "every day" and has even sent letters to the Kensington Palace.
He said: "I've been ghosted. I'm not sure why it's happening. I love my daughter very much. I wish she would reach out, send me a text, anything. There has to be a place for me. I'm her father." And in what is being considered as a reconciliatory message, the Duchess' father looked into the camera and said: "I love you very much. I would like to hear from you. Whatever difficulties we've had I hope we can work through them. We're family."
Speaking about her daughter's pregnancy, Thomas said, "I think she will make a great mum and maybe things will soften a bit and we will get back in contact. I'm certainly hoping that everything goes well that they produce a beautiful baby. I hope I'll get to see a little Meghan or a little Harry."
After saying that this will be his first Christmas without a card, call or visit from his beloved youngest child, Thomas urged the Queen to intervene in the matter and resolve the ongoing rift between him and his daughter Meghan over the Christmas holidays.
He said, "I would be grateful for anything she can do. I would think she would want to resolve any family problems. All families, royal or not, need to be together, especially in the holidays."
He went on, "I don't plan to be silent for the rest of my life. I love my daughter very much and she has to know that, and I would really appreciate if she would call me, just reach out to me."
Thomas agreed during the conversation that the rift "can't continue forever", saying that he would keep trying to connect with his daughter. "There has to be a place for me. I'm here, she knows it ... I need her to reach back to me."