Meghan Markle Won’t Speak to Her Father After Royal Wedding Fallout
Meghan Markle's father says his daughter — the newest member of the royal family — won't speak to him after he failed to show up to the wedding and stirred up controversy by planning pre-ceremony photo shoots with paparazzi.
“I spoke to Meghan and Harry briefly after the wedding,” Thomas Markle told The Sun, noting that “the phone number I had been calling Meghan on is no longer picking up. And I don’t have an address for her.”
“It is probably the longest time I have gone without speaking to her ever,” he added. “If I had one message for her it would be that I’m sorry for anything that went wrong.”
Thomas also expressed grave concerns for Meghan upon seeing photos of her in the press.
“My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified. I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile,” he said. “I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This one isn’t even a stage smile — this is a pained smile.”
“It really worries me,” he added. “I think she’s under too much pressure. There’s a high price to pay to be married to that family...Meghan seems like something out of an old movie. Why in 2018 are we dressing like the 1930s? Why do they have to cover their knees?”
Thomas then took some shots at the royal family, and called their rules and family customs antiquated.
“I’m not blaming Harry or anyone, but they are following rules that don’t make sense to me," he said. "They are no less human than anybody else. God knows I feel sorry for them for not being able to show emotion. The reason I am being shunned is because I made a profit on the staged pictures. Anyone who makes a profit off the royal family becomes shunned. But I could have made well over $100,000 by just doing a talk show. So if I moved to London and started selling cups with my daughter’s face on, would they shun me? The royal family is living by rules that are outdated."