Meghan Markle’s rejection of her father, Thomas Markle’s, heartfelt plea on his deathbed for reconciliation. This has raised serious questions about the depths to which she is willing to go for her own public image. It’s a truly disheartening display, and let’s not sugarcoat it—Meghan has crossed every line of decency.
Royal expert Jack Royston, who covers the Royals for Newsweek, has shed light on this heartbreaking situation. He suggests that Thomas’s appearance on Good Morning Britain, where he begged to see his grandchildren, seemed like nothing more than an attention-grabbing ploy. Sadly, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen such a pattern from him.
Let’s delve into the backstory. The rift between Meghan and her father began when he staged paparazzi pictures for money in 2018 and later leaked a private letter she sent him to a UK tabloid, sparking a lawsuit. As a result, he had never met his own grandchildren, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, despite his advancing age and significant health challenges, including heart attacks and a stroke.
Royston also highlights the troubled history of Thomas’s first marriage, citing allegations of cheating, an affair with a relative, and being an absent father to their children. All of this paints a complex picture of a man who may not have always acted in the best interests of his family.
The sad truth, as Royston points out, is that Thomas Markle’s recent pleas for reconciliation feel more like a desperate bid for attention. Each time Meghan garners positive press, such as her recent press tour with the Invictus Games, Thomas seems to wait until it’s over to once again come before the media and rehash old dramas.
Even in his recent appearance on Good Morning Britain, Thomas continued to portray himself as the victim. He claimed that denying him the right to see his grandchild was a cruel act, not just towards him, but also towards the future king of England. It’s a plea for sympathy that rings hollow in the face of his own actions.