Meghan Markle, reportedly, feels devastated by the actions of her father, Thomas Markle Sr., who already gave up hopes for their reunion.
In Touch obtained a new excerpt from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s controversial book, Finding Freedom. Here, it detailed the fallout between the father-and-daughter duo, who once had a close bond.
Thomas refused to attend Meghan’s royal wedding
Everything started when Thomas staged a photo for paparazzi. According to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the move upset the Duchess of Sussex.
However, she still made great efforts to have him come to her wedding.
“As much as she was hurt and humiliated, she wanted him to be there and was willing to move on,” the book revealed. “Plus, she was worried about him; she honestly wasn’t sure if he was actually okay. His behavior was bizarre.”
In Touch noted that the senior Markle refused to ride the car to go to the airport and fly to the United Kingdom. He also reportedly ignored his daughter’s text messages.
Thomas later claimed he wouldn’t attend the royal wedding to save the Royal Family from more embarrassment.
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Thomas’ public apology and revelation about Meghan Markle
A month after the royal wedding, Thomas made an appearance on Good Morning Britain to apologize for the staged photos.
He also gave an interview with The Sun and said that Meghan had never responded to his text messages since the issue emerged.
“It is so painful for her because she was so dutiful,” a source said in the excerpt. “Giving him money. Trying to give him whatever help he needed.”
Thomas has given up hope for a reunion
Alternatively, Thomas was, reportedly, broken-hearted and had “given up hope” to reunite with Meghan after the bombshell revelations the book dropped.
“As far as a reunion goes, he’s given up on Meghan and Harry completely,” the former actress’ half-brother, Tom Markle Jr., said, via The Sun.
He also told Mirror Online that his half-sister didn’t greet their father on his 76th birthday. Just like Meghan, Thomas was also upset.
The allegations Finding Freedom revealed about Meghan and Prince Harry’s row with the Royal Family also, allegedly, surprised him.
Since the Sussexes’ Royal Wedding in May 2018, Thomas and Meghan have been estranged. He had disputes the claims he didn’t respond to her text messages and phone calls, stressing he didn’t make it to her wedding due to his heart surgery.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Finding Freedom is set to be out on Aug. 11.
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