All the Times Meghan Markle’s Father May Have Caused a Headache For the Royal Family
With every day that passes there seems to be more drama involving Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle Sr. A few weeks after his daughter’s royal wedding to Prince Harry, he did a tell-all interview with Good Morning Britain and a week later spoke out against the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
This type of press isn’t the kind the royals enjoy and they seem to have been blindsided by it which is likely causing frustration behind the palace walls.
Here’s a look at some of the instances in which the Duchess of Sussex’s dad may have annoyed the royal family.
The staged paparazzi photos
Everyone was surprised when it was revealed that the photos of Markle looking like he was prepping for his daughter’s big day by getting fitted for a suit and reading up on British history were staged.
The news that Markle worked with a celebrity photographer for a quick payout came just a few days before the royal wedding. The embarrassing scandal was something the royals hoped would get overshadowed by the couple’s wedding and then get swept under the rug. That didn’t happen though because Markle’s father talked to the press after that to give his side of the story and explain why he agreed to do the photo shoot.
Not taking Meghan and Harry’s advice
Of course, the Duchess’ father wasn’t used to all this media attention before Meghan began dating Prince Harry so the pair gave him some advice on how to deal with it all.
“For the most part, it was always ‘don’t speak to the press,'” Markle recalled his daughter and son-in-law telling him. “The rest of the things were just be careful but they were very emphatic about not giving any information to the press or talking to them because it just encourages them.”
He apparently hasn’t listened to them about that and isn’t informing them when he’s doing appearances either.
Accepting cash for interviews
Another thing that’s bothersome to the royals is the reports that Markle agreed to do the tell-all interview with Good Morning Britain for around $10,000.
Palace sources said that Meghan and Prince Harry are upset about that. “They understand he has been harassed by the paparazzi 24/7 but it’s hard for them to accept his apology when he’s again taking cash,” the source revealed.
Discussed Harry’s alleged political views
Markle also blabbed to the press about the prince’s alleged political views. Because he is an heir to the throne, Harry is supposed to be neutral on politics but Markle claimed that he openly talked to him about Brexit and President Donald Trump.
“We talked a few times about Donald Trump and Brexit and things like that,” the 73-year-old claimed. “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.”
Slamming the queen
Finally, something else that Markle did which surely rubbed everyone at the palace the wrong way was when he blasted the queen for her upcoming meeting.
Markle wasn’t happy when he heard that Harry’s grandmother had a meeting set up with Donald Trump. “If the queen is willing to meet our arrogant, ignorant, and insensitive president she has no excuse not to meet me,” he told TMZ.
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