It’s no secret that Meghan Markle’s family has behaved badly where the media is involved. Her father, Thomas Markle, and half-sister, Samantha Markle, have taken every opportunity to speak about the Duchess of Sussex to the media.
While Samantha is usually slamming Meghan for the way she treats their father, Thomas has taken more of a “woe is me” approach. He has often lamented the lack of communication between himself and Meghan, blaming the royal family for the communication breakdown.
And then, of course, when he apparently does hear from his daughter, Thomas’ first move is to… alert the media. Wasn’t that the whole problem in the first place?!
In a letter Meghan reportedly sent Thomas in August 2018, the duchess talks about how she was hurt by her father’s publicity stunts.
“Daddy, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, not understanding why you have chosen to take this path, turning a blind eye to the pain you’re causing,” she begins the five-page letter.
Meghan’s pleas to keep private matters private have clearly fallen on deaf ears. The only thing more galling than Thomas’ decision to share the letter with the media is his response to it, in which he suggests that if he and Meghan take a public picture together, the press will back off of them both. The latest betrayal is almost certainly the last straw for Meghan and destroys any chance of Thomas one day meeting his royal grandchild.
Watch the video to hear more of what Meghan had to say and Thomas’ full response.
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