Thomas Markle has admitted he fears he will never see – or speak to – his daughter Meghan again.
Believing he will be “locked out” due to his recurrent media interviews, he revealed he hasn’t spoken to the Duchess since the day after her wedding.
Apparently Kensington Palace has “locked the door, pulled the windows down and closed the shades,” he continues to defend his decision to speak publicly about his daughter and the royal family.
“I want to say good luck and God bless to my daughter. I don’t expect to see her or hear back from her — and that’s OK,” he told The Sun.
“All I was doing was saying things I wanted to say. I just want to re-establish the relationship with my daughter.”
Regularly criticising the royal family and sharing private conversations with his daughter, the retired television lighting director has rarely been out of the spotlight since the royal wedding.
While some may argue Thomas’ perspective provides some insight into his daughter’s life before the royals, his consistent press appearances have seemingly pushed him further from a reunion.
Shedding an unfavourable light on the Duchess of Sussex, his tell-all interviews have painted an unsavoury picture of the royals. Claiming the Duchess is ‘terrified’ in her royal life and dishing on private conversations, he has undoubtedly caused the newlywed royal embarrassment.
The royal family – as well as the Duchess of Sussex, herself – have yet to comment on Thomas’ claims, and whether she plans to visit her father is unknown as the palace hasn’t provided comment.
A reconciliation may never be revealed – unless Thomas continues to share with the press – but he has claimed Sunday’s interview was his last.
“I’m not mad at Harry. I’m not mad at Meghan. I love them. I wish them well. But as for the rest of it, f**k it. I’m done.”
One PR expert believes the royal family could have avoided this public debacle had they properly incorporated Thomas into the royal practices in the first place.
“There’s a duty of care when you enter the royal family and for me it felt like they really messed up there,” Nick Ede told Yahoo UK.
Family relationships are often complicated – but there may still be a chance Thomas and his daughter will overcome their differences to work it out, royal titles removed.
As for the Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, one friend has revealed the 61-year-old has plans to move abroad to be closer to her daughter. This past May, she left her job as a social worker in Culver City, Los Angeles, and has a security guard at her side.
Claiming Doria and her daughter are inseparable, the source says Doria is eager to become a neighbour to the royal newlyweds.
“She also fell in love with England and told me when she got back that it’s somewhere she believes she too could happily live,” said the source.
“I think this has been coming for a while. Even before the wedding she told me how she misses her Megs so much she would do anything to be closer to her, especially now Meghan will be starting a family of her own.”
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