Thomas Markle Might Be Trying To Make Nice With Meghan Markle — Here’s Why

Ever hear the phrase “Silence speaks louder than words?” That’s what royal experts are saying about Thomas Markle. The grandfather-to-be has been noticeably absent from the public eye lately, and fans are beginning to suspect that he’s keeping quiet as a way to repair his relationship with his daughter, Meghan Markle.

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Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

Things have been tense between Thomas Markle and Meghan for months now because he simply can’t keep his mouth shut. First it was blabbing all kinds of details to the tabloids and staging photos, a stunt that got so bad he ended up skipping Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding altogether. Then there was that time he leaked the private letter Meghan wrote him, which ironically urged Thomas Markle to stop talking to reporters.

What’s going on with Thomas Markle now?  A whole lot of nothing. And royal insiders say it’s all very intentional.

Will Thomas Markle be involved in his grandchild’s life?

Everyone knows that Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle’s mother, is going to play a key role in Baby Sussex’s upbringing. She’s even moving in with Prince Harry and Meghan for the first few months so she can help them navigate the challenges of new parenthood. But what about Thomas Markle? What kind of role will he play?

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Royal biographer Kate Nicholl believes that Thomas Markle’s newfound silence is a sort of peace offering for his daughter – and a way for him to ask forgiveness for being so outspoken before. “It’s a correct observation, we haven’t seen an interview from Thomas Markle, we haven’t heard a word from him, which—given his tendency to speak to the press—is unusual,” Nicholl explained to “I’m sure it’s been very welcomed at Kensington Palace.”

Will Meghan be able to forgive her father?

Still, a few weeks of silence may not be enough for Meghan Markle to forgive her father for the damage he’s already done. It might take more than that to repair their fraught relationship.

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Thomas Markle and his daughter Meghan Markle| Meghanmarkle via Instagram

Nicholl went on the speculate:

“I do know from the inside that the interviews Thomas has given, the leaking of that letter to a newspaper written to him by his daughter was very hurtful to Meghan, it’s been a very difficult time for her.”

“And I was also told that way back, and after the royal wedding, Meghan did reach out to her father and said to him ‘If you can just keep quiet, if you can stop using the press as a medium, prove to us that we can trust you can keep quiet,’ then there was—as far as she was concerned—a chance of a rapprochement. She was prepared to give him a second chance. So, yes one wonders if perhaps he has learned the error of his ways and realized that if he wants any relationship with his daughter and his grandchild he’s going to have to prove that he can keep his mouth shut.”

Does Meghan Markle notice her dad’s silence?

There’s also a good chance that Meghan Markle isn’t thinking about her father at all. With a baby due any day now and a new house to set up, there’s a chance she won’t notice his effort until things have calmed down a bit.

Still, avoiding the press for now can only help pave a path to forgiveness for Thomas Markle. Time will tell if it works.