At the beginning of May, Thomas Markle Sr. was increasing in popularity. The father of the new Duchess of Sussex was causing quite a stir in the media with his on-again, off-again feelings about his unintentional rise in popularity and if he would be attending his daughter’s wedding.
He initially said that he would overcome his crippling anxiety to face millions worldwide to walk his daughter, Meghan Markle, down the aisle to the love of her life, Prince Harry. He has never been one to enjoy attention from others and has always worked hard to ensure that he remained in the shadows of the media.
With his daughter’s ever-growing popularity upon meeting Prince Harry, this way of life soon became a distant memory. His every move was watched, his outings were documented, and paparazzi hounded him around the clock to find out his deepest feelings about his daughter’s new life, husband, and rise to global notoriety.
Just days before the “wedding of the century” took place, Thomas fell ill, was hospitalized, and had to undergo emergency surgery. This unfortunate turn of events resulted in a last-minute cancellation of his plans to walk his daughter down the aisle. This move caused many to frown upon him, stating that he should have done whatever it took to stand beside his daughter on the biggest day of her life.
Regardless, the time has come and gone, but Mr. Markle has been anything but silent. In a recent television interview, Thomas revealed secret conversations he’d had with his new son-in-law, the Duke of Sussex. Many are shocked to the core that he would ever publically utter these secret words.
He told Good Morning Britain that he and Harry had spoken on the phone a few times in the days and months leading up to the wedding. While many could only speculate what they two might have discussed up to this point, we now know a bit more than we ever thought possible.
Thomas commented on their initial talks. “It became a conversational back and forth, mostly about politics. He was asking me how I was feeling that day, and I was telling him how unhappy I was with the President, or with the idea of Trump, and that’s how it began. Then we talked a little bit about how they met and how happy they were with each other, and that was pretty much it for the first conversation.”
Thomas decided to use this opportunity in the spotlight to continue on with his political rants. According to sources: “Thomas Markle Sr. claimed his royal son-in-law had told him he was ‘open to the experiment of Brexit’ and that US President Donald Trump should be ‘given a chance.’”
Thomas added his take on the matter, stating: “I’ve always had a bad attitude about Donald Trump, and that’s never going to change. I have to apologize to the rest of the world for my President. All Harry did was actually say, because Trump was new, he said, ‘Give him a chance.’ I think Harry’s probably changed his mind by now. I certainly hope he has.”
While the duo has yet to ever meet face-to-face, we hope that they can put their differences aside and come together as a family for the sake of Meghan. They may not be similar in any way, but they both love Meghan unconditionally and will do whatever it takes to see to it that they all unite in one way or another.