Meghan Markle’s life changed forever in late November 2017 when the news of her engagement to Prince Harry broke to the world. After a short six-month engagement season, she married Prince Harry in St. George’s Chapel on May 19th, 2018. With more than 29 million viewers, Meghan Markle was making history as the divorced American actress marrying into the established British Royal Family.
Meghan’s transition into the Royal Family has been unique. As an American, she’s entered into a world vastly different; from Royal protocols to legitimate hierarchy, Meghan’s life is evolving in strange ways.
Since becoming the newest Duchess of Sussex, Meghan’s name has been plastered in the media. At every outing, event, and appearance, Meghan is made the subject of significant criticism. And while she’s used to the spotlight, she's not used to such backlash.
Despite the massive amounts of criticism, Meghan has appeared at each even with grace and class. Wearing the top designer clothes and a smile while holding onto her husband, Meghan seems to have mastered the art of totally ignoring the negative attention. Well, almost…
One person knows Meghan Markle better than almost anyone: her dad.
Thomas Markle is Meghan’s father, but their relationship is far but traditional. Meghan hasn’t talked to her father in years and after weeks of drama and alleged heart complications, did not attend the May 19th wedding. In fact, in a recent interview, it was discovered that Thomas hasn’t talked to his daughter since before her marriage. But regardless of the current status of their relationship, Thomas does know Meghan Markle very well.
Thomas Markle only had one thing to say when asked about how he thinks his daughter is holding up since joining the Royal Family, and it was far from encouraging. “I think she is terrified,” Thomas said. “I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face, and I see it in her smile. I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I see now. This one isn’t even a stage smile ― this is a pained smile.”
In most pictures, Meghan looks genuinely happy, but there are several in which her smile tells a different story. Thomas continued by sharing “It really worries me…I think she’s under too much pressure.” Wanting the best for his daughter, he concluded his theory of Meghan’s painful smile by wondering if Meghan’s odd smile might be caused by her “just having a bad day.”
Do you think Meghan is scared, or do you think the camera happens to catch her during off moments? It’s no secret that she’s in a massive transitional season, but we hope she’s not terrified like her father thinks. Share what you think in the comment section on Facebook!