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Thomas Markle Sparks Social Media Anger For Saying He Can't Repair His Relationship With Meghan

Date January 28, 2020 09:56

Thomas Markle is not exactly a proud dad at this point in time. And according to him, it's all based on the feedback (or lack thereof) that he's getting from his daughter and his son-in-law.

His views on Megxit

Meghan Markle's father is always available to air his opinion on matters that have to do with the Duchess of Sussex. Since his daughter became linked to royalty, Thomas has revealed quite a bit to the press. And when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were resigning from being senior royals, he had words to share as well.

While sharing his opinion with US Weekly, Thomas stated that he was "simply disappointed" in the situation.

This wasn't the only time Thomas weighed in on Harry and Meghan's decision. While on the Channel 5 documentary titled Thomas Markle: My Story, the Duchess' dad said he wasn't too optimistic that Meghan would reach out to him especially now that she was spending most of her time in Canada.

I think both of them are turning into lost souls at this point. I don't know what they're looking for. I don't think they know what they're looking for.

Reconnecting with Meghan

During a recent interview on Good Morning Britain, Thomas Markle revealed more about his estranged relationship with his daughter and how he had hoped to repair things between them.

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He said that he didn't think there was any other way to reach his daughter as he felt granting these interviews and telling his story were his only options.

I pretty much would give an interview and wait for 30 days for some kind of answer. And if I don't get one back, I'd try another interview.

Thomas went on to add that this was the only way he could think of to get Meghan and Harry's attention.

Not many people agreed with the 75-year-old as they felt like his reasons for granting interviews had nothing to do with reaching his child.

Some opined that he had some ulterior motives mainly something to do with earning money, fame or both. The commenters said his behavior just wasn't that of a loving father.

Meghan Markle's father also said, during the interview, that he didn't believe his daughter was in any way bullied by the press as most people are claiming.

How things fell apart

You may be wondering how Meghan and Thomas' father-daughter relationship deteriorated.

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Here are a few points to know.

  • Before the 2018 royal wedding, Thomas invited some backlash after it was revealed that he faked some photos for the sole purpose of getting media attention.
  • Initially, he seemed proud of Meghan and was excited to walk her down the aisle but he couldn't make it to the wedding as he was reported to have experienced a heart episode.
  • Shortly after the big event, he expressed his regret that he was unable to walk his daughter down the aisle.
  • Things appeared to have gone downhill from then as, in subsequent interviews given by both he and Meghan's half-sister, Samantha, it was implied that the Duchess cut her dad and other members of the family out of her life.

While people can understand a father's pain of not having a good relationship with his child, what many people can't get past is Thomas's decision to speak publicly about the whole thing. He doesn't get e lot of sympathy especially after it was disclosed that he gets paid for these interviews. He may be a hurting dad alright, but fans believe there are other ways to handle these family issues. Do you agree that it's wrong for him to bring the public into the situation? Or do you believe this is the case of a desperate dad who simply has no other choice?

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