They say that when you tie the knot, you don’t marry just the other person but their entire family, too. More often than not, this new arrangement can cause quite a few headaches — something Prince Harry can currently attest to, no doubt.
With Meghan Markle’s family redefining “bad in-laws” ever since her engagement to the hunky British royal, Entertainment Tonight reports that Kensington Palace has been forced to devise a plan to deal with her outspoken, oft-embarrassing dad.
The drama started just before Meghan’s May wedding, when Thomas Markle allegedly sold photos of himself to the paparazzi. He told TMZ that the controversy surrounding the pictures fueled his decision to not attend the nuptials.
Thomas has since done several inflammatory interviews about his daughter and the royal family. Most recently, he told the Sun that he believes Meghan is “under too much pressure” and “terrified” of her new life as a royal.
This ordeal has created a mini-PR crisis for a family that’s supposed to be above this sort of nonsense and, apparently, virtually destroyed Meghan’s relationship with her dad.
“I think the fact that [Thomas] has continually spoken, he is not respecting her wish that he just stays quiet, [and that] has probably upset her more than anything else and possibly made a reconciliation from Meghan’s point of view almost impossible now,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight.
“I don’t think there are any concrete plans at the moment for Meghan to go out and see her father,” Katie added. “I don’t even believe they have spoken on the phone since the day of the royal wedding.”
So how is the royal family itself responding to all this drama? Watch the clip below to find out!
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