As the paparazzi photo shoots and magazine interviews continue to pile up for Thomas Markle, our sympathy for the ousted dad diminishes. Although the Markle family appears intent on painting Meghan Markle as a selfish and unloving daughter, the evidence continues to mount against Thomas Markle as the ‘doting father.’ The royal wedding that he was so heartbroken to miss? It’s the second time the senior Markle has failed to walk his daughter down the aisle. Dun dun dunnnnnn.
Prior to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, some eagle-eyed royal watchers had already noticed that Thomas Markle was not at his daughter’s first wedding. Meghan wed film producer Trevor Engleson in 2011, with the pair exchanging vows in front of 100 friends and family members in Jamaica. Not present at the wedding? Thomas Markle. And before you Google it, Meghan’s mom, or mum (Meg is a Duchess now), Doria Ragland was at the first wedding as well. Thank goodness for Doria, amirite?
Thomas Markle missing his daughter’s first wedding is now having an even bigger impact on royal fans, with Markle giving interviews to the Daily Mail about how heartbroken he is over missing Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry. We would have some sympathy if he didn’t have a reported history of RSVP’ing ‘No’ to his daughter’s nuptials.
Thomas Markle has stayed busy in the months following the royal wedding, giving interviews on his ‘side’ of the story, saying that he’s hurt with how Meghan and Harry have treated him and that they would be happier if he was dead. Markle reportedly had a heart attack three days before the royal wedding and part of his recovery appears to be speaking to the press about his hurt feelings. Maybe try cutting out salt instead of being so salty?
As for whether this is the last we’re going to hear from the ‘Markles Against Meghan’ coalition, Meghan’s half-sister Samantha Markle is set to appear on the upcoming season of Celebrity Big Brother. So, no.