It Was Meghan Markle’s Father Thomas Markle Who Released The Letter. And The Reason Is Horrible
At 5, if someone had asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, I would say a princess. I wanted the palace and the crown and the handsome prince that came with that job. But at 22 after binge-watching multiple royal shows, I think it is safe for me to say that’s all it is, a tough job. You know what I’m talking about if you have watched The Crown. Though the surprisingly accurate show tracks the story of the British Crown from decades ago, Meghan Markel’s recent feud with the British press tells us that not much has changed since then. We love a good royal scandal as much as the next person, but this one blew through the roof when we found out that it was Meghan’s estranged father Thomas Markle who released the letter. And his reason to do so has left us super irked. Read on to know the full scoop!
For those of who live without the internet, let’s take the story back to May of last year. It was then that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married giving us major fairytale vibes. And just like any good fairytale this one too had a villain, Thomas Markle who chose to not attend his daughter’s wedding. According to claims, after the wedding, Meghan sent him a 5-page private letter which was leaked to the Mail on Sunday in February. The tabloid carried excerpts of the letter which sparked the legal battle between the royal house and the British press. It was later revealed it was Thomas who leaked that letter and now he has finally chosen to spill the beans on why he would do such a thing. It stands to reason that he needed to have an iron-clad reason, but he didn’t. *eye-roll*
In a recent interview with The Mail on Sunday, Thomas, who has publicly spoken about his estranged relationship with daughter many times over the last year, said that he was forced to release that letter to defend himself after an interview given by Meghan’s friends in People magazine where an unnamed friend acknowledged that letter. He said, “I decided to release parts of the letter because of the article from Meghan’s friends in People magazine, I have to defend myself. I only released parts of the letter because other parts were so painful. The letter didn’t seem loving to me. I found it hurtful.” I mean, it is one thing to defend yourself, but it is completely another thing to leak a confidential letter written by your daughter, who has been targeted by the press because of her wedding to a Prince.
Thomas went on to say, “I don’t recognise the person who wrote the letter, but I still love my daughter,” “All it would take is one phone call and most of this craziness would stop.” We are wondering why he couldn’t have picked up the phone instead of these drastic measures. He surely knew no good was going to come from leaking that letter. He also tells The Mail on Sunday that his intention was to keep the letter private but then he was annoyed by a comment made by her friends in the interview with People magazine. The friend implied that Thomas’s reaction to that letter was through a long letter of his own which concluded in him just wanting a photo-op with the couple. The original People’s article also insinuated that he tried to capitalise on that letter by asking The Mail on Sunday for money in exchange for it.
Meghan’s father also said that when he received the letter, he thought it was an olive-branch, a path to reconcile his relationship with his daughter but upon reading it, he was extremely hurt. And after that comment published in People magazine, he saw no other way of defending himself other than releasing parts of that letter to the press.
We just have to wait and see how Meghan and her husband Prince Harry will react to this interview. Whether they will go on with the legal battle against Associated Newspapers or withdraw their case. We feel there had to be another way Thomas could defend himself. It would’ve saved them a lot of bad blood if he would’ve just picked up the phone and called his daughter, why complicate things unnecessarily?