Why Meghan Markle’s Father Is Mad at Queen Elizabeth
Meghan Markle’s father is in the news again and this time it’s because he’s not happy with Queen Elizabeth.
On June 26, Thomas Markle Sr. spoke to TMZ and slammed Her Majesty for giving him what he believes is the cold shoulder and voiced his frustrations about the queen’s upcoming meeting with President 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 the media outlet, before adding, “I’m nowhere near as bad.”
Just last week, Markle did an interview with Good Morning Britain and claimed that he and Prince Harry spoke over the phone about their views on Trump, even though heirs to the throne are supposed to stay neutral on politics.
“We talked a few times about Donald Trump and Brexit and things like that,” Markle alleged. “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.” The 73-year-old added that he hopes his son-in-law is not Trump supporter now but might have been at one time.
In that same interview, the Duchess of Sussex’s father also expressed regret over those staged paparazzi pictures which surfaced just a few weeks before the royal wedding. The pics, which were taken near his home in Rosarito, Mexico, showed him getting fitted for a suit, reading up on British history, and looking at online stories about his daughter and the prince.
He called his choice to do the photos a “serious mistake” and said he only agreed to it to improve the image the public had of him. “They’d take photos of me grabbing a beer, take photos of me getting into my car … they’d take photos of me making me look negative,” he recalled.
Following the photo scandal, Markle suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized. “The truth is that I couldn’t get over the fact that that had happened,” he explained. “I’ve got a bit of a heart condition and this pushed me a little further to the point where I had heart palpitations.” His medical condition was the reason he missed his the royal wedding.
After Markle spoke on the morning show, it was revealed that he was paid just under $10,000 to do so. The palace did not comment on the interview and sources told ET that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex weren’t aware that he was going to make a TV appearance.
“It came as a surprise. They were not given advanced warning. 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, adding, “Meghan loves her father deeply and Harry and Meghan have tried to offer him support and guidance adjusting to the media attention. But the relationship is fractured and it will be interesting to see where they go from here.”
Markle admitted that he has not spoken to any of the royals or his daughter since the interview aired.
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