Queen Elizabeth II supposedly worked extremely hard to convince Meghan Markle to repair her relationship with her estranged father Thomas Markle!
Follow only one piece of royal expert Katie Nicholl‘s upcoming book New royalobtained by Page six on Tuesday, the late monarch went to great lengths to resolve the family feud – only this has nothing to do with her immediate fame! Before Prince William and Prince HarryThe town’s estrangement is the town talk, Meghan’s good relationship with her father has made headlines, especially around her wedding in 2018.
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According to Katie, the Queen recognized the rift and did her best to resolve the issue, as the author wrote:
“The Queen can see how dire the situation is between Meghan and her father and she has spoken to Meghan about it and tried to encourage her to talk to Thomas.”
Why does Queen Elizabeth want them to reconcile? Unfortunately, it wasn’t entirely out of her kindness. Instead, a royal source claimed the Queen felt the film looked bad for the royal family:
“[The Queen felt] the whole thing was handled pretty badly with Thomas Markle and if it had been done differently it would have been better. “
PR always seems to be at the forefront of the royals…
As Perezcious readers know, Meghan and Thomas’ issues really flared up in 2018 when the former TV show lighting director dropped plans to lead her daughter down the aisle at Saint George’s Chapel. Before the wedding, he was famously photographed measuring a suit and looking at books about the UK – snaps he later admitted he celebrated in collaboration with a hunter image. He then bowed to leave the ceremony and later faked himself to undergo a heart surgery. Obviously, such a scandal caused a lot of speculation and added to the already remarkable pre-wedding media frenzy, which is now-King Charles III walk Suit alum down the aisle. After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married, Thomas said TMZ:
“The service is very nice and it is history. I will always regret not being able to be with my daughter and not being able to hold her hand.”
The 78-year-old also later revealed that Harry had warned him against working with the press – but Thomas lied and then hanged his son-in-law during a heated conversation before the wedding. Rough!
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Things then took a turn for the worse between the father and son duo when Antique model the podcast host accused him of leaking a private letter she sent him after her wedding, begging him to stop “causing so much pain.” She expressed at the time:
“Please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband… I realize you are so far away from this rabbit hole that you feel (or may feel) there is no way out, but if you pause for a moment, , I think you will find that being able to live with a clear conscience is worth more than any payment in the world.”
She also sued and won a case against Mail on Sunday to publish emotional notes. Obviously, these issues won’t be solved with a simple conversation that the Queen so desperately wants! And she doesn’t really have the power to force a reconciliation when Meghan isn’t ready to forgive. Just say.
But the Queen’s problem with the feud didn’t just fall on Meg. The author also notes that the 96-year-old thought it was a mistake that Harry had never been to Mexico to see his future father-in-law before saying, “I have.” Katie notes:
“I think she felt that Harry should definitely meet Thomas Markle and it was unfortunate that that had to happen.”
Def a boomer!
Thankfully, while Harry and Meghan have been ostracized from the rest of their families (both sides), Queen Elizabeth doesn’t have any hard feelings over her death – though she was “exhausted” by the constant feud. Royal author Robert Hardman told People on Friday:
“The Queen loves Harry to the very end, and Harry adores her too. I think she’s one of the bridges between Windsor and California and it would be one of her dearest wishes that they patch things up.”
We bet more will come when The New Royal: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown premieres October 4th. Thoughts so far?
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