New book Finding Freedom reveals Meghan Markle made sure her father was told of her son's birth, but didn't want to hear if he replied.
Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton suggests Thomas Markle is trying to heal the rift with his estranged daughter Meghan. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Morton says: "Thomas Markle has been very quiet recently. "He’d been approached by Italian, French and German and other TV channels to talk about his relationship with Meghan, or non-relationship, and he turned them down." PR expert Nick Ede says: "I think Thomas of all them is going to be the one who actually wants to build this bridge and heal that rift. "I think Samantha, on the other hand, is very much about headlines, financial gain, so I don’t think she’s going to go quiet, but I do think Thomas will definitely." Historian Kate Williams adds: "I think you also have to accept the fact that we may not be completely privy to everything that is going on. "We do not know what kind of conversations may or may not have taken place. "Absolutely there is this sense that her father has been a loose cannon in the media, around the time of the marriage. In the last few weeks he has been notably absent from the air waves. "He did, I think, an appropriate statement on the birth, so I think we have to kind of give them the benefit of the doubt for that." Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here.
According to The Sun, the 74-year-old has been keeping a low profile while residing in Rosarito, Mexico. However, he decided to share his congratulations for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as the entire royal family.
Soon-to-be grandfather Thomas Markle Snr, a self-described "footnote in one of the greatest moments in history", has become something of an unofficial patriarch to The Duchess of Sussex's estranged family relations.
It's not every day the meeting of a make-up artist and a lighting director sets the scene for a royal love story, but that's exactly what happened in Meghan Markle's case.
Meghan's closest friends have spoken about her estranged family in an interview.
Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe speaks about Meghan Markle's family and their behaviour on Yahoo UK's The Royal Box. Branding her father and half siblings 'tacky,' he says their behaviour "reduced the commentary of the Royal Family to something from the Jerry Springer show." Meghan's estranged family have given numerous interviews over the past couple of years, often criticising her publicly.
Since the moment Meghan Markle‘s engagement to Prince Harry was announced, the former Hollywood actress’ family has bought non-stop drama to the lives of the Royal Family. The 37-year-old’s estranged father and half-siblings have given numerous interviews criticising the Duchess of Sussex or the royal household itself. Meghan's half-sister Samantha, 53, is reportedly planning to release a tell-all book about the Duchess around the time that her and Harry’s first baby is due in spring. It’s believed that she hasn’t had any contact with Meghan in 10 years. But Meghan’s sister also has something else in the pipeline that could cause more issues, says PR expert Nick Ede in episode 12 of 'The Royal Box'. Read the full story here.
The Sun's Royal Photographer Arthur Edwards speaks about the Duchess of Sussex's estranged family on The Royal Box.
Introducing The Royal Box, Yahoo UK's brand new show on all things royal. Presented by Kate Thornton, episode six features Diana's former bodyguard, Ken Wharfe. Charged with protecting the Princess for five years, until her separation from Prince Charles, Wharfe also oversaw William and Harry’s protection during their early years. Wharfe discusses Diana’s desperate, and ongoing, desire for normality and the royal family’s “hatred” of the press. Elsewhere, royal correspondent Richard Palmer and journalist and royal biographer Claudia Joseph discuss the palace’s handling of the latest Thomas Markle interview and what kind of Queen the Duchess of Cambridge will one day be. Plus, we look at what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have planned for the remainder of the summer.
Meghan Markle's father, Thomas, claims he hung up on Prince Harry after a heated phone call - and claims Sunday's interview will be his last regarding the royal.