Meghan Markle’s Dad, Thomas Markle, Reacts to The Birth of The Royal Baby

Meghan Markle doesn’t have a great relationship with her father, Thomas Markle. From the moment Meghan Markle began to be welcomed into the British royal family, their father-daughter relationship has grown increasingly strained. He didn’t attend the duchess’s wedding and is notorious for speaking to tabloids about his daughter and their relationship.

Royal supporters celebrate the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby boy | Peter Summers/Getty Images
Royal supporters celebrate the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby boy | Peter Summers/Getty Images

Thomas Markle’s relationship with the tabloids lead the duchess to write her father a letter pleading him to stop. She wanted to work out their differences and their relationship privately. Instead, he leaked the hand-written note. If you ask Thomas Markle why he gave the note to a tabloid, he’ll say it was to clear his name after a few of his daughter’s friends came forward to comment on the duchess’s difficult relationship with her father.

Upon the letter’s release, a source told Vanity Fair that Meghan Markle wasn’t going to address the situation in public for fear “it could escalate an already difficult situation.”

“She cares for her dad, and has concerns for him and his mental health, which is one of the reasons she doesn’t want to comment on this,” said the source. “It’s a very complex, very emotional situation, and let’s not forget she is seven months pregnant.”

Meghan Markle’s dad comments on the royal baby

Then Meghan Markle gave birth early Monday morning and Meghan’s dad gave a statement to The Sun.

“I’m delighted to hear that mother and child are doing well,” he said. “I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honor.”

He continued, “God bless the child and I wish him health and happiness, and my congratulations to my lovely daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, and God save the Queen.”

A source close to Meghan Markle’s dad said he only has positive things to say about his daughter and the birth of his sixth grandchild. He hopes this happy time can possibly lead to a reconciliation between the two.  

“Thomas only has kind words for Meghan at the moment — he is extremely happy,” a source told The Sun. “Despite what has transpired over the last year, this is a very proud moment for him.”

The source continued, “He just wants his grandson to have a normal, happy, healthy life. He does not want to do anything to upset anybody at this time, and he is hoping that in the aftermath of the birth of his grandson, a ­rapprochement can be made.”

Will Meghan Markle’s dad ever meet his grandson?

It’s not looking that way. According to Fox News, last month, a source close to Thomas Markle said he has no plans of visiting his new grandchild.

Additionally, a royal expert previously speculated that Thomas Markle may very well never meet his sixth grandchild.

“I can’t think for a moment that Thomas Markle will ever be able to meet his grandson or granddaughter,” said the expert.

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