Meghan Markle’s father Thomas Markle gave a very detailed interview to The Mail on Sunday, where he talks about how his life has changed ever since his daughter met her prince charming. He also defended Meghan and said that she can be ‘demanding but never rude,’ after reports that she had some feud with sister-in-law Kate Middleton.
Two weeks ago The Sun reports that there was another awkward situation between the two Duchesses. Sources shared with the publication, claiming that Kate told Meghan not to berate members of her team at Kensington Palace.
Kate, reportedly told the former actress: “That’s unacceptable, they’re my staff and I speak to them.” The source added that: “She and Kate fell out when she b******ed Kate’s staff.” Meghan’s father says he is baffled by the reports. ‘I don’t recognize this person,’ said Thomas, shaking his head. ‘The Meghan I know was always sweet, kind, generous. She was always demanding but never rude. I don’t want to say or do anything to hurt my daughter but I worry she is going to hurt herself.’
Thomas admitted: “I don’t pretend to know what she’s like now. I’m not selling stories. People make things up and my daughter and her husband believe the lies, the one thing they told me never to do. They think I’m giving hundreds of interviews. That’s rubbish. I am not perfect, I made mistakes but my punishment does not fit the crime. Even murderers get visits from their daughters in jail.” Mr. Markle said he has repeatedly reached out to Meghan to try to heal the rift.
‘I have sent several texts. Her number hasn’t changed and they haven’t bounced back,’ he says. ‘I’ve pleaded with her to pick up the phone. I wrote her a two-page letter and sent it by certified mail via her representative in Los Angeles. I asked her why she was believing the lies. I also pointed out the Royals haven’t always been perfectly behaved. I wrote that I’ve never played pool naked, nor have I dressed up as a Nazi [a reference to Harry’s infamous pictures in Las Vegas in 2012 and the time that he wore a crude imitation of a Nazi uniform, including a swastika armband, in 2005].
‘I even hand-delivered a letter to Doria asking her why our daughter won’t speak to me.’
‘She bends the rules. She’s good at that. But this acting up is new. She’s never been rude to me before. I can’t believe I’ve done anything severe enough to be treated this way by her.’ Indeed, he believes his bond with Meghan is ‘unbreakable’ – a point illustrated by two cards from his treasured collection.
‘My life has been turned upside down since my daughter met Harry. When they announced her pregnancy I had seven paparazzi on my doorstep night and day for seven days. They rented the house next door.
‘Their treatment of me is harsh, hurtful and unforgiving. I’m being punished for things I didn’t say.
‘I’m trolled on the internet by one guy who sits in his mother’s basement spewing lies about me. Twitter is the worst but I can’t avoid it. I don’t read things but then people send them to me anyway. They say I faked my heart attacks, that I wasn’t at the first wedding. It’s all bull****. Meghan and I never had any problems before this.
‘If she would just speak to me, things could be different. I love Meghan very much. I want her and Harry to have a beautiful, healthy baby and a great life.
‘But I want them to stop believing the lies.’