MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry will celebrate their first father’s day with new son Archie Harrison Mountbatten this weekend. But what about her own father, Thomas Markle?
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will celebrate their first Father’s Day with new son Archie Harrison-Mountbatten on June 16. Prince Harry formerly worried about becoming a father, but has taken to the role with enthusiasm, saying Archie “changed his life”. The other three generations of royal fathers will also celebrate this weekend. One person unlikely to receive a greeting from the Royal Family, however, is Meghan Markle’s father Thomas.
Meghan Markle fell out with her father when she joined the Royal Family.
Thomas Markle Senior has condemned the family on numerous occasions, which Meghan said was a cry for attention.
In a statement she said her father’s actions had left her “heartbroken”, and there has been no confirmed contact between the father and daughter since.
Thomas Markle congratulated his daughter on the birth of her first child via a statement in May, suggesting the two are not in personal contact.
Meghan Markle snub: How Meghan will ignore dad Thomas Markle again this Father’s Day (Image: GETTY/)
A royal insider told BestLife journalist Diane Clean it would be a long time before Meghan meets with her father.
They said the palace is considering sending a representative to meet with the retired television lighting director before Meghan sees him in person.
The source said: “Mr Markle’s comments have vacillated between being conciliatory as well as quite hurtful.
“Since it has become apparent the situation is not going to resolve itself, the Palace is considering an extraordinary step by taking an active role in this unfortunate ongoing drama.”
Meghan and Harry have their first father’s day this year (Image: GETTY)
The source suggested the initial meetings would be conducted “with great care” behind the scenes.
They said: “Mr Markle is a loose cannon.
“The situation is very difficult and needs to be handled with great care.”
“If Mr Markle is to be dealt with, it will most certainly require a face to face meeting of some kind.
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (Image: GETTY)
“There is no chance the duke and duchess would risk being ambushed by paparazzi, so the initial stages of any discussion with him would likely be conducted behind the scenes with a member of the royal household.
“If that went well, he could be invited for a private visit.
“They are proceeding with extreme caution, but are set on coming to some kind of a resolution.”
The proposed proxy visit suggests a personal visit between Meghan and Thomas Markle is a long way off.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK