It’s not even an entertaining sideshow anymore. Now you can’t help but feel bad for the new Duchess of Sussex and wish that her father would just go away.
It’s just come out that Thomas Markle, father of Meghan, who has been making a huge stink over a thousand different things over the past few months, didn’t even bother to attend his daughter’s first wedding.
For those of you who weren’t aware, Meghan is indeed divorced from producer Trevor Engelson. This isn’t unheard of in the royal family, however, so don’t get hung up on that detail. The point is, Thomas didn’t bother making it to that first ceremony. Yet now that his daughter has married into one of the most powerful families in the world, he can’t stop sitting in front of cameras running his mouth.
Sorry, this is just getting to the point of absurdity — you know when Twitter is 100% united against something, it’s time for it to go.
All right, so everyone knows that Meghan and Harry are perfect.
They were married back in May, and considering Meghan is an American, the entire spectacle was watched on a massive number of televisions.
But one juicy bit of gossip quickly overshadowed the happy story line: Meghan’s dad was not going to attend the ceremony.
Thomas officially couldn’t attend due to health issues, but there was also a scandal just days before when he was caught conspiring with paparazzi. So this whole thing was a mess from the get-go.
Ever since the ceremony, Thomas has done explosive interview after explosive interview.
If you’ve followed this story, you know the long list of things Thomas has said. Everything from behind-the-scenes gossip about the royal family to criticizing his daughter for cutting him out. As such, the recent headline above is unsurprising. Kensington Palace is over it.
Through all of this, Thomas has painted himself as a victim — even though fact after fact has come out that pretty thoroughly paints him as the one at fault.
And now we have this…
According to Mirror, Thomas Markle didn’t even attend his daughter’s first wedding.
Needless to say, this could be the final nail in the coffin of public opinion.
People still want to know why he missed wedding No. 1, but much more telling is why he’s suddenly so interested in taking advantage of wedding No. 2.
When you hear “Markles,” it’s generally referring to Meghan’s sister Samantha, who’s been explosively vitriolic in the media toward Meghan and anyone who criticizes her dad (including Chrissy Teigen, of all people).
This sums it up nicely: Explain why you have a problem now, Thomas? Because to the rest of us, it doesn’t make sense.
History shows, however, that “chill” is not in the Markle family dictionary.
Game, set, match. This one put it shortly and sweetly.
By the way, the tweets we showed so far are the mild ones.
People are no longer just sad for Meghan — they’re genuinely outraged at what Thomas is doing.
Has a dad ever so publicly and so thoroughly driven away the very person whom he supposedly wants to be closer to?
And there it is, the death blow.
Everyone cross your fingers that Thomas cleans up his act soon so Meghan can continue her happy life without having to deal with this anymore.