Meghan Markle’s father CAN’T BE STOPPED warns expert – ‘His outbursts are UNPRECEDENTED’
THE controversial comments made to the press by Meghan Markle’s family towards the royal family have the potential to be “destructive and disruptive” to them, an expert has warned.
Meghan Markle and her father Thomas Markle have reportedly not spoken since her marriage to Prince Harry in May.
Earlier this month, Mr Markle revealed he hung up the telephone on his son-in-law Prince Harry in a heated exchange with the royal after being exposed for staging paparazzi photographs that raked in £100,000.
Mr Markle claimed the money from the fake snaps of him being measured for a suit, of him pretending to get in shape for the wedding and of him sat in a cafe reading up on the Royal Family, was divided between him and the photographer.
After obtaining shock CCTV footage of the plot, the publication approached Kensington Palace with the revelation, which triggered a call from an irate Prince Harry to Mr Markle.
He said he was “upset” by the apparent tirade from his son-in-law, which came as he was recovering from heart surgery that prevented him from travelling to the UK for the wedding.
Mr Markle revealed that Harry has told him that he should “never go to the press”, that it would “end in tears” and they would “eat you alive”.
But since then, he and several other Markle family members, have given a series of explosive interviews where he has blasted his daughter and the Royal Family, comparing them to a cult.
Meghan’s half brother and Mr Markle’s son Thomas Markle Jr has also hit out at the royal and questioned why his family hasn’t been looked after in the way that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s family were.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said it is impossible to see how this will pan out and what can be done to stop the Markle family from continuing to make controversial comments because it is such a rare occurrence for the royals.
He told Express.co.uk: “What has been happening is unprecedented and because of that, nobody knows where this will end or how you can stop or control what the Markle family says.
“I really do hope for a reconciliation between Meghan and Thomas but that will never happen if he continues to give interviews to the media
“Had Thomas attended the wedding of Harry and Meghan, it would have been extremely stressful for him as he isn’t familiar with the firestorm of publicity that surrounds the royal family
“The comments the Markle family have been making have the potential to be extremely destructive and disruptive when it comes to the good publicity the royal family is hoping to achieve.
“I can’t see where this will go next. There is very little anyone can do.”
Mr Fitzwilliams’ comments come after Prince Harry came under fire from Princess Diana’s former bodyguard Ken Wharfe for not doing enough to warn Mr Markle about the press intrusion he would suffer.
Speaking to Yahoo News’ ‘The Royal Box’, Mr Wharfe offered his sympathies to Mr Markle over the level of media intrusion he has so far incurred since being thrown into the global limelight over the past few months.
He suggested that as Prince Harry knows what this is like through many years of experience, the Duke of Sussex should have done more to warn Meghan Markle’s father.
Commenting on the role Harry should be playing to help the situation, Mr Wharfe said: “He has been through the mill himself, he knows what the press intrusion is like.
“He has a drawbridge to hide behind when they pursue him. Thomas Markle doesn’t.
“This was a case that was badly dealt with by the Palace.
“This relationship is going to be played out their entire life and I just hope that she can find a way through it.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK