Meghan Markle news: ‘EMPHATICALLY NOT!’ Not even Royal baby can heal bitter family war

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Meghan Markle news: ‘EMPHATICALLY NOT!’ Not even Royal baby can heal bitter family war

Meghan Markle’s pregnancy and the arrival of her first child with Prince Harry will “emphatically not” get close to healing the bitter war with her family and their “outrageous behaviour” towards her.


The Duchess of Sussex, who recently returned 16-day of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand wither her husband of six months, is due to give birth to their baby next spring. Despite the gruelling royal trip of the Commonwealth countries, Meghan Markle appeared in great spirits throughout, taking part in most engagements, smiling and greeting thousands of cheering fans along the way. But she continues to be caught up in a bitter feud with her family, who since Meghan’s relationship with Prince Harry was made public two years ago, have fired viscous shots at the couple, as well as the royal family in the global media.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said not even the joyous occasion of Meghan’s pregnancy and the birth of her first child will even come close to repairing the huge divides between her and the rest of the Markle family.

Meghan Markle news The Queen has invited Doria Ragland to spend Christmas with the royal family Image GETTY
Meghan Markle news The Queen has invited Doria Ragland to spend Christmas with the royal family Image GETTY

Speaking to Express.co.uk, when asked if this could bring them closer together and make them realise they need to repair their rift for the sake of the expanding family, he said: “Emphatically not!

“After their outrageous behaviour, it just won’t happen and I don’t think anyone expects that it ever would.”

Meghan has also reportedly not spoken to her father Thomas for several months, following several scathing interviews he has given, criticising his daughter, Harry and the royal family.

Meghan Markle news Doria Ragland was the only member of Meghans family to attend the Royal Wedding Image GETTY
Meghan Markle news Doria Ragland was the only member of Meghans family to attend the Royal Wedding Image GETTY

In an explosive interview, Mr Markle had spoken about a heated row he had with Harry over his willingness to speak to the global media about the royal couple.

This came after the retired lighting director was caught staging pictures of him being measured for a suit just weeks before the wedding.

After initially forgiving her 74-year-old father for the secret deal, Meghan decided to cut ties with him after he revealed details of a phone call with Prince Harry in an interview in August.

In a recent interview with the Mail on Sunday, Mr Markle said of their pregnancy announcement: “The first thing I thought about was holding Meghan as a newborn.

Meghan Markle news The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in Spring 2019 Image GETTY
Meghan Markle news The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in Spring 2019 Image GETTY

“I thought, ‘My baby is having a baby’. A baby is a blessing and I look forward to seeing a little Meghan or a little Harry.”

Mr Fitzwilliams claimed there is still time for Mr Markle to repair his strained relationship with Meghan, but only when he stops talking to the global media about her.

The royal commentator said: “It is to be hoped that, over time, a relationship will be reestablished with her father but if it happens it will happen quietly and absolutely not whilst he talks to the press. “

“The behaviour of the rest of her family simply does not deserve comment. She is happily married and when she, as the first American princess, gives birth it will be a joyous global event.”

Meghan Markle news The Duchess baby wont mend her family feud but there is hope for her father Image GETTY
Meghan Markle news The Duchess baby wont mend her family feud but there is hope for her father Image GETTY

Strikingly, when Kensington Palace announced last month that Meghan and Harry were expecting their first child together, it said her mother Doria Ragland was “very happy” to become a grandmother, but there was no reference of the other Markle family members.

Last week, speculation Meghan’s mother could be set for a move to the UK intensified after she was invited by the Queen to attend Christmas celebrations at Sandringham.

Prince Harry and Meghan watched the evenings entertainment from the royal box Photo C GETTY
Prince Harry and Meghan watched the evenings entertainment from the royal box Photo C GETTY

Ms Ragland was the only member of Meghan’s family to attend her wedding to Harry at Windsor Castle and was praised for her graceful appearance amid the turmoil surrounding her daughter’s father Mr Markle.

Mr Fitzwilliams said it is clear from recent events Meghan is developing close bonds with other high-ranking members of the royal family, calling her mother’s invite to festive celebrations as “unprecedented”.

He said: “We know she and the Prince of Wales have established a special bond and we know she and the Queen get on so well too.

“Her mother Doria has reportedly been asked to spend Christmas with the royal family, which is charming and also unprecedented.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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