Did Meghan Markle Just Get Called a Liar By Her Own Father?

It’s no secret Meghan Markle has a lot of problems with her family. The Duchess of Sussex has gone through the wringer of public shame as well as family humiliation, with estrangements from both her father, Thomas Markle, and her sister, Samantha Markle.

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Even now, with Meghan Markle busy with her baby son, Archie Harrison, the issues with the Markles just won’t stop. In a recent interview, Thomas Markle broke his media silence of the past few months and slammed a speech of his daughter’s as “offensive.”

Meghan Markle has serious problems with her father

Although Meghan Markle’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, divorced when she was young, she maintained a relationship with both of her parents well into her adult years. Reportedly, she enjoyed a close bond with her father, who worked as a lighting director for television shows.

Many times in the past, Meghan Markle spoke out about the valuable lessons her father instilled in her, including encouraging her to “create her own box” and not let anyone else define who she was. She even credited him for her tireless work ethic and for giving her the “signature Markle nose.”

However, sometime around her engagement to Prince Harry, her relationship with Thomas Markle started to sour. Staged paparazzi photographs of Thomas Markle preparing for the royal wedding were published, which reportedly sent the royal family into an uproar. Then, the senior Markle started to give media interviews, revealing intimate secrets of Meghan Markle’s life.

Meghan Markle slowly started to stop communicating with her father. Instead of Thomas Markle, it was Prince Charles who walked her down the aisle on her wedding day.

Thomas Markle has been quiet since Archie Harrison’s birth

Since Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry in May 2018, Thomas Markle has been consistent with his side of the story. He claims that his daughter stopped talking to him completely and that their relationship completely went south after the wedding. However, if he hoped that by granting interviews, he would encourage Meghan Markle to change her mind and reach out to him, he was sorely mistaken. 

Still, since Archie Harrison was born on May 2019, Thomas Markle has been unusually quiet. Many royal followers started to believe he was actually turning over a new leaf and deciding not to speak to the tabloids in hopes of rebuilding his fractured relationship with his daughter. That silent streak was broken in late August when Thomas Markle gave a lengthy interview slamming Meghan Markle.

Thomas Markle calls Meghan Markle’s words ‘untrue’

In a new interview with the Daily Mail, Thomas Markle claims the negative way he is portrayed in the press bothers him. He reinforces that he has had no contact with Meghan Markle or Prince Harry since Archie Harrison’s birth and that he is “sick” of being vilified and shut out of their lives. In addition, he took issue with a speech Meghan Markle gave last year where she claimed to have paid her own way through college. Thomas Markle insists he actually paid her way through university and that he has “the bank statements to prove it.”

Meghan Markle’s speech, which she gave while on tour of Fiji, stated that she put herself through college through a combination of financial aid, scholarships, and work-study programs. At the time Markle gave her speech, Samantha Markle spoke out and said her speech was a lie and that she had only been able to attend college because of Thomas Markle’s generosity.

Royal watchers will be eagerly watching for the next chapter in this drama-filled story.