Meghan Markle’s Father Criticizes His Daughter and Prince Harry for ‘Whining and Complaining’ During Pandemic

It’s no secret that Meghan Markle and her father, Thomas Markle, have a complicated relationship. It seems the upcoming book about Meghan and Prince Harry’s departure, Finding Freedom, is stirring up more trouble among the father and daughter.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

‘Finding Freedom’ details Meghan Markle’s drama with her father, Thomas

In addition to detailing Meghan and Harry’s decision to leave the royal life behind, the book reportedly also goes into the drama that surrounded Thomas and Meghan and Harry’s wedding. Like when he staged paparazzi photos of himself prior to the big day.

Finding Freedom states that Meghan hasn’t spoken to her father since her wedding, reports The Sun. According to the book, Thomas was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle until it came out that he’d posed for and sold the photos. Even so, Meghan tried to arrange for her father to be present at the wedding. But the book claims he refused to make the trip.

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Later, Thomas said the stress of dealing with the press caused him to have a heart attack.

“If it wasn’t for Harry, Doria and her friends, Meghan herself says she wouldn’t have mentally got through it,” claims Finding Freedom, as reported by The Sun.

Thomas Markle slams Meghan and Harry for ‘whining’ and poor timing

Meghan and Harry have reportedly denied giving interviews to Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand or being involved with the book in any way. Still, Meghan’s father is criticizing the couple for the timing of the book. He thinks it shouldn’t be coming out in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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“This is the worst time in the world for them to be whining and complaining about anything — because people everywhere are suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic,” he told The Sun.

“I love my daughter but I really don’t appreciate what she’s become right now,” he added.

Meghan and Harry are still working out their life in Los Angeles

Meghan and Harry currently reside in the Hollywood Hills with their son Archie. But just because they’re not royals anymore doesn’t mean they’re not still getting swarmed by paparazzi. Some photographers have even attempted to get shots of Archie by attaching cameras to helicopters or by using drones. So the former royals are suing.

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“This action arises out of the relentless and quite frankly shocking efforts of the tabloid media to profit from the serial intrusions on the privacy of a 14-month-old child in his own home,” the suit reads, “and the desire and responsibility of any parent to do what is necessary to protect their children from this manufactured feeding frenzy.”