You Won’t Believe How Meghan Markle’s Father Found Out She Was Pregnant

Meghan Markle excited billions around the world when she and new husband Prince Harry announced they’d be expecting their first child this spring. One of the best parts of pregnancy is the reaction of loved ones when you tell your family you’re expecting. However, Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, didn’t find out exactly the way he’d hoped.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy to the world in October

As soon as Meghan and Harry were engaged, the public began wondering when the couple would have their first child. Meghan and Harry had expressed that they were both excited to start a family, but nobody could be sure how soon after the wedding Meghan would get pregnant. As it turns out, the two didn’t wait long. Meghan and Harry announced in October that they were expecting a little one this coming spring. Based on the idea that most couples wait three months to announce, Meghan and Harry likely got pregnant back in July — just two months after they tied the knot.

Meghan and her father had been on rocky terms since before her wedding

Meghan once had a great relationship with her father, Thomas Markle. In the past, she has thanked him for giving her a wonderful upbringing, and Thomas is largely the reason Meghan got into acting in the first place. Thomas was a Hollywood lighting director, and Meghan would often visit him on set after school when she was younger. The two were close despite her parents’ divorce, but in time, things began to get rocky. Meghan didn’t see her father as much and didn’t have the best relationship with her half siblings. Then, when Meghan and Harry got engaged, her father got caught talking negatively about her to the press.

Thomas Markle found out about the pregnancy while listening to the radio

While Meghan and Harry told close family and friends in a more personal way, Thomas was not so lucky. Thomas said in an interview that he was listening to the radio while waiting to cross the border (presumably the United States-Mexico border) when the DJ announced Meghan and Harry’s big news. Although it seems harsh, it does make sense that Meghan didn’t tell her father personally. After all, he hadn’t said great things about her in recent encounters with the media. Plus, he did not attend her wedding due to health complications. Although understandable, it was probably difficult for Meghan to know her father wasn’t there.

Despite the way he found out, Thomas is still extremely happy for his daughter and her husband

Thomas may not have found out about his daughter’s pregnancy the way he thought he would, but he said he’s still incredibly happy for her. He called the news “overwhelming and joyful.” He said he was filled with love, joy, and happiness for both his daughter and son in law. There has been no word on when Thomas will finally meet his grandchild. Meghan’s mother, on the other hand, is reportedly flying out to the United Kingdom after the baby arrives to spend some quality time with Meghan’s new little family.

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