Meghan Markle Might Not Be Happy With Her Father’s Latest Attempt To Weigh in on the Royal Family

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In a solemn announcement that has sent shockwaves through Great Britain and beyond, Buckingham Palace has confirmed that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer. As the nation grapples with this unsettling news, another familiar voice has emerged from across the Atlantic —Thomas Markle, father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

Markle senior’s relationship with his daughter has been fraught with tension and public disputes. For instance, Thomas’ decision to stage paparazzi photos ahead of Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 caused a significant rift.

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His willingness to openly discuss private family matters has also been a significant point of contention. He has given paid interviews discussing personal aspects of his relationship with Meghan, including revealing a private letter she wrote to him, and publicizing parts of private conversations. Adding fuel to the fire, he released a documentary in 2020, Thomas Markle: My Story, where he criticizes both his daughter and her husband, Prince Harry, and makes some pretty outlandish claims like “the Royals owe” him for raising his own daughter.

In the wake of King Charles’ cancer diagnosis, Thomas Markle has once again entered the media ring. “I want to send my best wishes to King Charles and hope he gets well very soon. I wish him all the good wishes in the world,” he shared via Daily Mail.

Given this history, it’s reasonable to assume that Meghan might not appreciate her father’s latest attempt to insert himself into royal discussions, especially at such a critical and sensitive time. Even if her father’s well wishes are genuine, his decision to send them via a publication feels anything but.

While it is not clear what type of cancer King Charles is battling, Buckingham Palace has confirmed that it is not prostate cancer. The King has begun treatment and will temporarily step back from his public duties.

Meghan has not publicly responded to her father’s comments. However, her silence may speak volumes about her feelings towards her father’s public overtures. As the royal family navigates this challenging time, it remains to be seen how these complex family dynamics will unfold.

Before you go, click here to see every single time the royal family shaded Meghan Markle and Prince Harry since they stepped down as royals.

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