Donald Trump is due to fly to London in about two weeks. I still believe there is a good chance he’ll end up cancelling the trip, especially once he gets briefed on how many British people plan to protest and disrupt his trip. The only thing he wants – the only thing he’s ever wanted – is the photo-op with the Queen and the other royals. I said before that it’s more than likely that Trump will only get a brief photo-op with the Queen, and maybe Prince Charles and that’s it. No Prince William, no Prince Harry, and certainly no one will want to put him in the room with the Duchess of Cambridge or Duchess of Sussex.
Despite all of that, Meghan’s father Thomas Markle thinks it’s a sure thing that Trump will really make the trip, and that Trump will be getting a lot of time with the royal family. And Thomas Markle had to call up TMZ to air his grievances about it, because he really is that dumb, petty and gross.
Thomas Markle thinks the Royal Family is putting him in the “penalty box” after his “Good Morning Britain” interview a week ago, especially since President Trump is getting to meet Her Majesty before him. Thomas tells TMZ, he hasn’t spoken with anyone from the palace since last week’s interview. Not even his daughter, Meghan … who, of course, has been busy with royal stuff.
Markle thinks he’s getting the cold shoulder, and tells TMZ … “If the Queen is willing to meet our arrogant and insensitive president she has no excuse not to meet me, I’m nowhere near as bad.” Trump’s scheduled to meet Elizabeth in the U.K. next month. Despite the perceived diss … Thomas says he still has every intention of crossing the pond to see Meghan, and finally meet Harry. As for QE2 … fingers crossed!
Can you imagine this kind of arrogance and stupidity? Thomas Markle secretly arranged a TV interview with Piers Morgan, didn’t give the palace a heads up about it, made up a bunch of lies about Prince Harry, and then he has the dumb audacity to complain REPEATEDLY about how he’s in the “penalty box” because he’s sold out his daughter multiple times. I truly hope that Meghan is freezing out her father. He’s a piece of garbage.
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Very well deserved. You reap what you sow. Anyone in their mind would do the same to someone trying to sabatoge their happiness. And MM has lots of power, so be careful.
You’re so right, you get what get when you bring nothing but hurt and me, me, me instead of being a wonderful parent. I’m sure most people here have experienced the heartbreak of the necessity of cutting out certain family members from our lives. She’s on a brand-new path, that’s not easy and could use the encouragement and strength of unconditional love from her dad; I’m glad her mom is amazing.
I have after years of trying to change (both) parents… It’s a strange thing to live with and I need lots of support, but it’s so much better and healthier… After decades of them tapping into my energy like some insatiable vampires, I can finally focus energy on myself and my family and every day is proof that my decision was the right one. The guilt I’m still working on…
Exactly. And Hell will freeze over before he ever meets the Queen.
Yeah, this is not the spotted dick the Queen prefers to be next to her.
Seriously, man, get it together. Which idiot kid is advising you? Not the one that became a princess clearly.
He’s a drama queen and maybe he’s worst than Samantha and Thomas JR.
Translation: “No one from the palace is calling or inviting me to visit so I will not have any stories to sell you.”
Bingo!!!! Couldn’t have put it better. If she had sent a father’s day card, he would have sold it on eBay.
He’s also pretty arrogant to compare himself to the president. The Queen (and everyone else) may hate Trump but he is POTUS, so that’s why the BRF is making time to see him. Who’s Thomas Markle again? Meghan’s estranged dad, that’s it, Meghan doesn’t have to see him if she doesn’t want.
He IS worse, because he’s Meghan’s father.
I know I keep saying this, but, as my toddler daughter would say, “Him’s not smart.”
Your toddler is spot on. Him seems to have more than a few screws loose.
This is going into farce territory.
I don’t know. The man was paid for “candid” photos on the sly for months, sold his daughter out all over TMZ, and there were still people defending him, saying he was taken advantage of and is an old man. He’s playing plenty of people like a violin.
I never bought the doddering, “I just want to set the record straight!” nonsense. He cares more about money and TMZ than he does his daughter, and that’s sick.
Thank you. I never thought he was a confused old man being manipulated by others. He knows what he is doing, always has.
I’ve been giving him the benefit of the doubt up until now and thought he was just out of his depth and his daughter Samantha was leading him around. But if he really did call TMZ and say these things, it’s probably a good thing Meghan severs those ties.
If there was any doubt before its 100% gone now. He’s seeking attention to complain and exploit.
We don’t know what hes been told in private, but by the mother’s example and by Meghan’s press releases it’s clear the best course of action was to stop calling TMZ and airing dirty laundry.
When posters mentioned his Hollywood work history (which I then researched myself), I didn’t buy that he was naive. He’s a “what’s in it for me” manipulator.
I initially gave him the benefit of the doubt but now it seems he has joined Sad Sam in a vendetta against Meghan. For ages he kept quiet, someone must have persuaded him to do this and he is clearly quite dumb and I expect that he may have a problem with the bottle too. No wonder Harry has not met him, and Markle himself knew that he would have messed up if he had gone to the wedding. Thankfully he stayed away.
@Christin, I was one of the people who mentioned his Hollywood work history. I live in SoCal and my dad worked in the industry too. When Tom Sr. was seemingly hiding out and being quite, I was thinking he had the smarts from working in the industry to know how to lay low and off the grid. I didn’t like that he didn’t call out his other kids for trashing Meghan, but I thought he’d show up at the wedding and that would sent a subtle message to them, at the very least, to shut up.
Then, the stage photos happened and I was suspicious of him. And then he went running to TMZ to start talking and I was DONE giving him the benefit of the doubt at that moment. Because you don’t work in the industry for years, win Emmys, and then go talking to TMZ if you have something to say. You go to Variety, or the Hollywood Reporter or the LA Times. Not scumbag Harvey Levin @ TMZ.
This! It’s not that he doesn’t understand. He just appears to value the selfish instant gratification over his daughter’s privacy.
I can’t imagine a scenario where his actions can make sense. That he’s being exploited. He’s not.
Very least. The press releases and Doria’s example of going silent to the press and being embraced by her daughter should clue him in if his wish was to remain close to Meghan. He’s doing the opposite.
@moptop. How did a toddler learn to say hims not smart. I dont think thats good for a toddler to say. It just doesnt sound good
I think it sounds awesome
I love it! You might want to be less judgmental of a toddler and her parent.
@linda I’m assuming you’re using sarcasm here, since toddlers often confuse pronouns and tenses as they are, ya know, toddlers.
I’m with Crowhood and assuming this is a funny – as a toddler might say. This type of mix-up, in truth, shows a lot of intelligence and development in a toddler. It’s the burgeoning understanding of the rules of grammar.
You’re not one of those “I don’t think you should be parenting like that” type people are you? Save the moralising for real issues.
I don’t think Linda’s talking about the grammar. She’s saying it’s not great to let a kid think it’s funny or cute to comment on how smart or not smart a person is. I’m not putting my own opinion in here, just clarifying.
Why not just remove the Queen from this altogether. Have Trump meet Thomas Markle and tell both the other one is the Queen of England, with the level of intelligence both of these blowhards display they would not notice the difference. Betty can dodge both, put her feet up and have a cuppa, lovely jubbly!
Yes, I would like that. Great Idea! rofl
I like this. It might even work 😀
LMAO! You made my day with that idea! Yes, Tommy and Donnie should stage a meeting before the media; they are two peas in a pod.
I really feel bad for Meghan. What an awful family she comes from. Thank god for Doria. Meghan has grown up to be an intelligent, resourceful, and compassionate woman despite her father and siblings input.
Annnnnnd, there it goes, my last shred of hope that he was just a decent guy out of his depth. Horrendous. Prepare to be permanently frozen out Thomas; you deserve it.
Yes, Mr. Markle you are in the penalty box. Yes, the Queen has to meet with Trump it’s her job but she doesn’t have to meet with a private citizen who hurt and upset her grandson and his new wife (her new BFF). And no, you’re probably not going to hear from your daughter for a good long time.
The more I read this bit from Mr. Markle the more it strikes me that his only real desire here is to meet the Queen, he really doesn’t give two figs about his daughter expect as an access point to HM.
Yup. He wants to be a part of history and he wants to meet the Queen. Meghan’s needs aren’t a priority. That’s why he was answering TMZ’s calls and not her calls.
He talks like he is owed this privilege and the queen better pay up. You know it would make sense if he wanted to meet Charles, being the groom’s parent and probably the one he would spend time with were he in town, but this almost order/demand to meet the queen makes me think he sees himself on an equal footing with her and above Charles. If I had the choice to meet the queen or Charles, I’d want to meet the queen, but then hang out with Charles and Camilla.
omg this man. every time he opens his mouth I just have so much more sympathy for Meghan and every time she responds by “not responding” she comes off looking so much better.
Everything Trump has said and done aside…he’s still a world leader. Unfortunately. It’s not like the Queen called him up and invited him because she wants to sit and chat with him and talk about hotels or whatever.
And the queen does have an excuse not to meet with Thomas Markle. It’s called Meghan and I am sure she is the one freezing him out, not the palace. (meaning if she wanted him to come to London, I’m sure he would be invited.)
hahahaha. What a FOOL. He thinks because the QUEEN is meeting Trump (which I won’t believe until it happens) that he THOMAS deserves to meet the Queen! What planet is he from?
I’m also adopting a wait-and-see attitude about a Trump visit. Even if he is completely protected and physically isolated from protests (because he’s a snowflake) they WILL happen and they will get coverage. And Trump will see them on TV because that’s what he does. I don’t think his ego can take it.
In answer to your question, artistsnow: The planet ME. He has lived there all his life, and as time goes on, he burrows deeper into the soil of ME and refuses to believe there is life anywhere else in the solar system.
Dude’s a scumbag, old news, but…
He’s been googling “British things”, hasn’t he. Because he’s seen the term “penalty box” and is using it to resonate with the Brits, but doesn’t actually know what happens in the penalty box.
(If it’s actually a real American phrase, I take it back)
It’s the phrase Sammy Markle used to describe Doria Ragland’s seating at St. George’s chapel for the wedding on her twitter feed.
It is a hockey reference too, and interesting that his older daughter used it to refer to Doria at the royal wedding, saying she looked like she was a hockey player in the penalty box. He just gave himself away with that comment.
Fair enough, I’ll take my chuckling. Still very telling, but not quite as funny as I thought at first. (Fairweather sport follower here!)
Hockey. (penalty box)
Or you could say, he fouled out (basketball)
Three strikes (baseball)
It’s when a hockey player commits an infraction and has to sit out the game, usually for 2 minutes, sometimes 5. It’s a little plexiglass covered box with a bench and a penalty keeper. Sometimes 2 players get sent, sometimes 3 and then someone has to stand because there isn’t room for 3 on the bench. They look ridiculous and the fans have a great time mocking them. Every once in a great while, a hockey player will retaliate by throwing water or ice cubes at the fans, which gets them kicked out of the game. If a fan throws something at them, our team gets the penalty.
Penalty box is totally a thing in the US. I live in DC, a hockey town… we definitely know what a penalty box is. Why wouldn’t we? I’m a bit mystified. What makes the term or concept particularly British? Many sports have a penalty box for people who commits fouls.
Sorry, but the idea that a penalty box is a British thing somehow honestly peaks my curiosity.
That makes sense. Hockey’s really not a big thing over here, so most Brits would associate it with football where the penalty box is an area marked on the pitch. If a foul is committed inside the penalty box, the team gets a penalty shot rather than just a free kick.
I take it all back. I was just overthinking it while under the influence of World Cup Brain!
From DC, eh? Congratulations (begrudgingly 🙂 ) from a Pens fan who still loves Brooks Orpik.
Came here to say penalty box is also a Canadian term – as in hockey – but see that several others beat me to the punch! 😉
Ugh. I don’t even follow all this royal nonsense but there’s no way to ignore this a-hole. I can’t wait until this trash person’s fifteen minutes are over.
And I really feel for his daughter now! I didn’t pay any attention to the wedding or any of it but the only things that I take away from a very distintereted standpoint have been:
1. Monumental to see a woman of color enter the royal family
2. This shit stirrer needs to crawl back into his hole, he’s not a father he’s a scumbag.
And soon the media outlets will get bored with him as well. Bye bye Thomas.
He sounds like he is saying what Sammy Jo wanted him to say – I could just hear her feeding him that crap. Not that he is any less responsible for being an idiot and talking ro tabloid media but he and his eldest daughter are in cahoots. He just doesn’t give a crap about Meghan at this point. So sad for her.
Has that horrible sister of Meghan’s made any comments lately? Not making any excuses for Thomas but it almost like he is being coached by his daughter in what to say to TMZ
Also I would like to know what dirt TMZ has on Thomas. TMZ must have something on him for all this coverage
I don’t think they have anything but they are paying him to betray his daughter and give him his 15 minutes. He and that side of the family are just nasty and now I know why she cut them off!
It’s the other way around, they have something he wants—money.
They thought TM might have info for them but that well is drying up, fast. Not many more ways to say “No one will talk to me.”
She’s usually saying shit on twitter. She was insulting Meghan there for not being a good daughter on Father’s Day last time I checked.
Why this need to make this terrible man a victim? His nasty personality is his guide and his absolute lack of decency allows this behavior. He and Vile Sam have probably been plotting and planning for months. He is trash.
At this point, wouldn’t it be easier for MM to reconcile with her family so all this nonsense stops?
How can she reconcile with her siblings?
Her siblings have crossed so many lines and have been completely vile to Meghan. Her father hasn’t got to that point, yet, but he can’t be trusted to keep private conversation to himself, and talks to the press after Meghan asked him not too. So he’s untrust worthy, and I don’t see him being welcomed after his latest blabbing.
What a ridiculous comment. She should reconcile with people who have lied and betrayed her trust…so they will stop lying and betraying her trust?? That’s like stating make friends with your abuser…so they will stop abusing you. Do you see how utterly ridiculous that sounds??
So she should kiss and make up with the “family” that has repeatedly sold her out and embarrassed her so that everything will smooth over?
Who does that benefit? And do you really think the Monstrous Markles will suddenly be on their Ps and Qs after?
It’s never a good plan to attempt reconciliation with selfish, vertical thinking assholes who do not respect you and are jealous rather than happy when you have a good life. Thinking otherwise will only get you burned.
Yes, I know it’s a rotten option for MM to reach out to her family but I can see this situation growing worse….it may take HM to put a stop to it but I don’t know if HM has the power to shut them down in USA?
Best way to handle this is how she’s handling it. Freeze them out. If she makes any contact they will exploit it for months. Legitimizing the association and using it to make false claims.
All they’ve done is talk trash and make demands. You can’t reconcile with narcissistic, toxic family members that were estranged for years. The hate seems 1 way and if Meghan actually wronged them we’d have heard about it by now.
Reconcile with her dad, maybe if she wanted to. “Reconcile” with a half-sibling she’s only met a handful of times, hasn’t spoken to since she was a child, who racially abused her mother? No way. The half-siblings are complete strangers to her, and never showed any interest in having a relationship with her before.
Besides allowing them access to her life wouldn’t stop any of this, it would make them worse.
That would be like if the road you take to the grocery store is closed so you go all the way around the world to get to the store from the other side because it’s “easier.” With toxic people like this, reconciliation is not possible. I get that people who come from healthy families don’t get it, but it’s true. She might reconcile and they’ll just turn around and do more screwed up stuff and then get mad when she gets mad. Any reconciliation would be short lived. Toxic people just can’t do better. Until THEY want to change that is and not a moment sooner. But then again they never think they need to change
Agree. No contact means nothing to sell to TMZ. As people have said above, there are only so many ways you can spin a story that nobody will talk to or meet with you. And, after the display TM has put on, nobody in their right mind would criticise MM for cutting him off.
On the other side, the media get bored very quickly. Without some new grist to the mill, TMZ will be hanging up on Mr Markle fairly soon.
No. The thing with toxic narcissists is that there is no pleasing them. If she attempts to reconcile, they will push and push for more. They have no sense of boundaries or decency. She’s not a human being to them, just an attention/money machine. The only way to win this game is to not play.
They’re abusers looking for control. No matter how Meghan behaves, they will always push boundaries because creating an atmosphere of tension and stress, and steadily degrading others is how they feel in control.
They want her to answer to them and give them things. She’s never going to be able to do enough to make them happy because they don’t want to be appeased. They just want more attention and more stuff. They want her to walk on eggshells.
Thomas Markle is trying to let Meghan know that her new life isn’t going to intimidate or control his actions and if she wants him to stop, the let him meet her fancy new inlaws. Best thing for her to do is keep ignoring and his escalation will make everyone else fed up with him.
No, absolutely not. That is a TERRIBLE idea. It will make EVERYTHING worse.
Right now, it’s obvious to everyone and their grandmother that her family (other than her mother) has absolutely no insight or access to her new life. As such, anything and everything they say are less legitimate. If she reconciles with them, as you suggest, it does nothing but give legitimacy to every lie they spin about Meghan.
And I would bet a significant amount of money that reconciliation will not stop them from blabbing to the press for more than MAYBE a week, a month if we’re being generous. And don’t even suggest NDAs, because that will give their lies even more legitimacy because it will seem as if Meghan has some terrible secrets she wants to hide.
The best thing for the RF to do is exactly what they’re doing right now – don’t respond, don’t engage. This way, while it might be annoying now, what with Thomas running to TMZ every 2 seconds, soon enough even TMZ will realize Thomas is not worth their money or time. And when even the tabloids accept that Thomas has no more insight than you or I, that’s the only way all of this will stop.
Unfortunately that does mean Meghan will have to cut her father and half-siblings off for the rest of their lives, but sometimes you have to excise the rot to prevent more damage. And frankly, I can’t understand why any half-way reasonable person would subject themselves to their bitter and jealous attempts at blackmailing her. In my opinion, Meghan is significantly better off if she never talks to her father or half-siblings again for the rest of her life.
No, she shouldn’t reconcile with them. She didn’t do anything but move with her life. They are harassing and abusing her for attention. Why should she give in to her abusers?!?
No rewarding bad behavior!
Then the Markles will escalate because they know it works. Unfortunately, it’s a lot like raising little kids. You can’t give in to the whining, because then they will know whining works, and continue to do it when they want something badly.
I think Meghan and the BRF are going to have to tough this out, and wait for everyone to lose interest in these lunatics.
Ignoring them is her best tactic. As others point out, you can’t win against such narcissistic, toxic people. Just let them keep whining about being left out, and media/public interest will fizzle completely.
This man is completely self centered. It’s all about him. He couldn’t talk to the press when his evil spawns were ripping Meghan a new one, but he can’t shut up now about visiting.
Meghan please continue the freeze out because if you make contact you can clearly see he will talk to the press about it.
This.This. This. There is nothing about Meghan or being there for Meghan. It’s about him, HE wants to meet the queen, HE wants to be more than a footnote in history. Nothing about supporting his daughter. He can’t even hid his villainy anymore, the money must be drying up.
He’s such and awful and embarrassing fool.
Well, Mr Markle, maybe if you stopped talking to TMZ, you wouldn’t be frozen out. It’s not rocket science.
When is this idiot going to STFU? Jeez.
1. Yes, Mr Markle, you have been frozen out.
2. Yes, your assumptions are correct. There will be no invites to Royal galas, parties, free luxury holidays on the Royal estates/yachts or private family celebrations within the Royal circle.
3. No, the Big Freeze will not thaw anytime soon.
4. Yes, you have done your dash.
5. Yes, you are a big-mouthed pillock.
Recluse, a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people.
Thomas was never a recluse but a Narcissist.
Right now he is focus on The Queen, don’t know why.
Once he did that interview with Piers Morgan, Harry threw in the towel, ‘Megs I just can’t with your dad anymore.’
Because he wants Meghan to know that he can mess with her new life and friends if she doesn’t appease him.
Sr just made himself a target of Trump. Trump will go after anybody who insults him. But he hasn’t gone after Meghan because he is afraid of angering the queen. Trump can not only drag him on Twitter but he can get the FBI to get dirt on Sr, Jr and Sam. Trump will sic the IRS on the Markle Monsters for all the money they earned. This is abuse of power by Trump but I think a lot of people will not care if Trump takes them down.
I’ll bet that Trump has no idea who this guy is and could not care less.
I will bet he does. 45 googles himself constantly and has an in with the Daily Mail. He knows.
If the best thing you can say about yourself is, “I’m not as bad as the literal Nazi who invented child concentration camps” you need to take a good hard look at yourself.
I hope that everyone who initially defended him and said that the palace and Meghan should have done more will be more considerate next time. People who grew up with abusive parents have to face people’s skepticism and criticism of their interactions with their parents (or lack of) routinely. Sometimes parents are irredeemable assholes, and that’s just how it is.
Absolutely spot on. I don’t know why people try to push people back toward their abusers all the time, but the safest and healthiest move is a clean break and unshakable boundaries.
Thank you. I think some people have been fortunate enough to not have experienced toxic, uncaring parents, so they think that parent must be manipulated by someone else. Nope. Bad, greedy parents exist.
And I hope this ends the “Why doesn’t KP do something?” talk. TM and TMZ are on another continent. They’ll blab until people get tired of them, hopefully soon.
I am sorry for your experience. 🙁
It seemed pretty obvious he was toxic since his bizarre pre wedding behavior though there were little things about him that never added up.
My instincts were pricked when during the engagement interview Meghan said Harry had never met her father. We are talking two people with means to go anywhere in the world at any time. H and M had found plenty of time for Doria in LA which is an easy layover to Mexico but no they skipped it. They could have flown him to the UK or Canada. He barely possess any photos of her from Suits. Her wedding photos to Trevor also have no sweet father and daughter moments.
My entire family knew my husband before we married. My parents have known the serious boyfriends I have had.
She gets engaged to a prince and she didn’t take him to meet her father. How crystal clear is that? Not just any guy. TO A PRINCE! Not just any Prince either.
He really is that stupid and that self obsessed that he can’t see that he has no one but himself to blame. Who does he think he is that he can demand an audience with the Queen and compare himself in importance to a head of state for another country. His arrogance and sense of entitlement really boggles my mind. He’s butt hurt that his ex-wife got to go to England and had tea with TQ and he think’s he’s entitled to do the same and then sell it to TMZ.
I am astounded that he truly cannot comprehend the damage to his image and his relationship with Meghan that continually whining to the press is doing. And yes he is just like Trump in that he is a narcissistic whiney baby man.
His actions are indefensible, he is no poor old man who is being used by the press. He is using them as much as they are using him. Wonder how much Vile Vonnie is making off this?
Yes, he thinks his DNA alone entitles him to all those perks, just like Doria (forgetting that Doria did all the heavy parental lifting.). But even if he had been a somewhat distant divorced father he would have been welcomed by everyone—all he had to do was keep his mouth shut, behave and show up. That’s it! And the fool couldn’t even do that. Too late now.
His thinking is so irrational that I’m wondering if maybe he has some kind of dementia.
Nah, he’s just a selfish prick.
What a narcissist. He’s really awful.
Is he ever going to stop talking? Can’t they shut him down or something?
I’m going to keep telling myself that Markle is lying about Harry liking Trump. It would be awful to think he’s that dim. Yes Harry let’s give the guy who tears babies out of their mother’s arms and taxes non-profits while giving his rich cronies tax breaks a chance.
I seriously doubt Harry has any time for a man who stalked his beloved mother (Diana said Trump creeped her out with his pursuit of her) and bragged that he would have made Diana take a HIV test if she had dated him.
Just go watch Harry’s interview of Obama, or Harry speaking about current issues at the Obama Foundation, if you are curious about his opinion on current issues, or think he’s in any way “dim” about such things.
Does he have a mental illness or personality disorder? I’m asking this as a serious question.
Personality disorder, he is showing classic signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder just like Trump. The way he keeps going on about coming over to England and meeting TQ shows his delusions over his sense of where he think’s he is/should be in the pecking order. He seems to think that as his daughter is now a Duchess and married to the 6th in line to the throne it has now made him very important by association. He’s only the estranged father of TQ’s new grand-daughter in law, he’s not the President of the USA but he feels more important then Trump.
As i said above, he saw the royal treatment Doria got and feels he should get the same. If he’d kept his gob shut he might have gotten his wish but that is never ever going to happen now, he’d sell it to the highest bidder in a heart beat.
The article in the DM about his wedding suit being resold also mentioned that Meghan had had a whole wardrobe commissioned for him, indicating that he was expected to spend some time in London with them before and after the wedding. He might have met TQ had he just kept his mouth shut.
Somehow that just breaks my heart for her because it seems she tried and he disappointed her probably for the millionth time. He’s a nasty piece of work.
I was wondering the same thing. Not defending him at all. He needs to zip it. But there’s something about this story that’s “off” to me. For nearly a year after Meghan and Harry became a thing, Thomas Markle said nothing. Paparazzi rented the apartment next door to him in Mexico and he didn’t talk. Next thing you know he’s posing for staged pap photos; then there’s the wedding drama because of his heart problems. I do believe he’s unhealthy by the look of him. He must be taking meds. I almost wish he were senile or suffering from a medical condition (not that I wish illness on anyone) but that’s preferable to the alternative that he’s selfish, greedy and grasping.
He’s been told several times by Meg not to talk to the press and he’s acknowledged publicly that he’s spurned offers of help from Kensington Palace. He’s obviously being coached by the evil, toxic daughter Samantha & he looked coached in the Piers Morgan interview. Whatever they’re paying him, I hope he realizes that the proverbial “30 pieces of silver” cost him his relationship with his daughter.
Because his other kids were front and center and being higly criticized for it. This guy wants to be perceived as a victim, not an aggressor.
He also might have been quietly testing the waters to see what he could get from Meghan.
He refused help because it would have meant not doing whatever he wanted to do.
After he was outed for the photographs, which were meant as a form of income and image control, he switched to directly calling the press and found an excuse to not be around all those people who would have known what he had done. He wasn’t quiet for Meghan’s sake. Now he’s more openly pursuing what he can get out of Meghan marrying Harry.
I almost hope he goes to Britain. It would be worth the laughs to see him march up to the gates of the palace and demand to be let in. Don’t you know who my daughter is?
Is it really mean that I kind of want him to go up to the wrong palace and demand that?
Hateful POS, he cares not for Meghan at all. Is he mentally ill or something? Between this and Nick Loeb I’m losing all faith in humanity. What’s wrong with people?
Daddy-O is back again!
I can see where Thomas Jr and Samantha get their attention seeking ways from. Meghan is very much her Mother’s Daughter and I know Doria thanks her lucky stars she got herself and her child out of that situation. She co-parented with Thomas but she clearly made her imprint on Meghan and who she is today.
And he thought his image was bad from the Pap shots? He looks even worse now.
Trying to bully the Queen into meeting with you? Are you crazy?
I don’t blame Meghan for not calling him. He can’t be trusted and is clearly not in a good place to be a supporting father to her. If I’m correct, based on the videos her BFF sold, Meghan spoke about them not being on speaking terms because he wasn’t in a good place. They’ve clearly fallen out before and it was bound to happen again. I hope Thomas sits back and thinks about what damage he’s doing.
He’s going to hate himself when his grandkids don’t know him and he only sees them from the internet like the rest of us.
True narcissists never think anything is their fault or their own doing, when so often it is. It’s nearly impossible for them to maintain any sort of long-term, stable relationship. NPD is also next to impossible to treat, sadly.
No mysterious wonder he didn’t receive a father’s day card.
My guess is that he was expecting to be treated the way Kate and William treat the Middletons. The thing is, whatever you think of them, they are all rock solid loyal to Kate. Mr. Markle failed to register that he had to demonstrate loyalty to get the perks (and also failed to register the difference between the treatment of the wife of the heir and the wife of the spare).
The Middletons care for their daughter. This guy…..
+1 – i don’t particularly like the Middleton’s but they are a loving, close knit family who have each others back.
The Markle’s are the opposite.
I don’t even think he knows or cares much about the Middletons. He does know Doria and he’s seen how welcomed she was by the family through the entire thing. It helps that she is truly a classy and sweet woman who keeps her head low and supports her daughter. I can’t tell you what this woman’s voice sounds like because we’ve never heard her talk to anyone about Meghan or the Royal Family.
Thomas wants that. He wanted the pictures, welcome party, and connection to them. Now? He’s just the loud mouth dad who bailed on his daughter and sold her out. He’s right there in the gutter with the other Markles and he has himself to blame.
He thinks he is owed that because he is her father and did the same for her mother.
I think so too.
If he wanted to be welcomed into the Royal Family, it would helped if he’d acted with a modicum of dignity.
Omg. I hate this family! Piers said something along the lines that Evil step sister, Samantha is behind the interviews, with him anyway. The thing is, the Markles are desperate to be “in” with royals. They think it gives their white trash family credibility. So disgusting. So vile on every level. Freeze him out Meghan!!
Piers Morgan aided and abetted all of this.
In one of the online British papers I read that some guy bought the bespoke but unworn morning suit intended for Markle. I wondered if could be true ? Also he said he got like a summer suit and shirts since he’s same size as Markle and the tailor had them there unclaimed. Fake news ?? 🙂
It’s true, they named the tailor and the guy who bought, there is a picture of him at Ascot I the morning suit.
The fact is, he still has a couple of good paydays coming – when she gets pregnant, and when she has children. Then he will be paid to complain about how he’s never met the queen, or his grandchildren (in that order).
It’s a Catch 22 for him. If he keeps selling interviews he will be completely frozen out from MM and the BRF; this is already happening. He can only get significant money if he offers some new information, which won’t be given to him if he keeps shilling. Few people want to continue hearing him whine that no one will talk to him.
He is shopping for a reality show for himself and the other nasties in his family. He is being told what to say by the media to get clicks and talk to bring in the money. What a shame!
In the beginning, I felt sorry for Thomas Markle as it seemed he just wanted to live a quiet life in Mexico and was being hounded by paps. Now he’s shown his true colors and they ain’t pretty! Even if he is being used as a pawn by his older children and/or TMZ, he needs to stop. I am in no way a Middleton fan, but, while they use their connections to further business interests (Party Pieces, writing columns, etc.) and enjoy the perks, they know where the line is and obviously love and protect the Cambridges.
I feel for Meghan. This should be one of the happiest times in her life and, while she has shown nothing but class and seems to be enjoying her new life, it is a problem she shouldn’t have to deal with. I do have to say that Thomas Markle’s antics only make me respect Doria and Meghan more. Doria has shown no inclination to use her daughter’s new position for even the smallest perk and seems to genuinely get along with the BRF as new in-laws. Meghan has shown that she is a strong, independent woman who will live the life she wants, no matter how her father and half-siblings try to drag her down.
“Markle thinks he’s getting the cold shoulder, and tells TMZ … “If the Queen is willing to meet our arrogant and insensitive president she has no excuse not to meet me, I’m nowhere near as bad.”
Prince Harry on Meghan’s Christmas in Sandringham: “It’s like the family she never had”
Thomas Markle along with all of MM family are now related to the royal family as anyone can see if you were to do an ancestry chart in ten years time or tomorrow even. If Megs sparkle had a child Thomas believe it or not will be grandad Tom so sorry to disappoint all you Tom haters he is bloodline as was/is any family marrying into the royal family
Who give a sh** about bloodlines? This is about ACTING like family, treating someone (Meghan and Harry) with respect, and knowing how to be discreet and not sell out people for money. Tom Sr., Tom Jr., and Samantha aren’t doing that – have never done any of that. Family is more than just DNA.
DNA ain’t getting these people though the door or anywhere near any of the other senior royals for the rest of their lives. The BRF have cut out and cut off blood families and other such people before. Prince Philip’s Nazi sisters for one. Edward and Wallace Simpson for another. The white trash Markles are small scale comparatively to those people.
He needs to just shut up. Mend fences with her privately!
I hope the Trump trip does get canceled. I would have to expose that ass to even more people. He’s an embarrassment.
I felt slightly nauseous after reading this Tom Sykes article. There is no good reason why H&M should have to meet with that POS. Hope his visit is cancelled as well.
It takes a lot for me to pity a member of the royal family, but being related to this heap of flaming garbage will do it. Poor Meghan. My dad was pretty mortifying, but he wasn’t “Bitching on TMZ” mortifying.
My first thought is that the Fail or other media outlet will fly him to London and take him to Buckingham Palace, cameramen in tow.
I saw the GMB interview for the first time and boy oh boy he seems way off (mentally). I can see why Meghan treats him with kiddie gloves, he certainly doesn’t seem like the sharpest tool in the shed. I guess Meghan got her brains from her mother.
This is weird and sad, that Meghan’s father is not able to keep a low profile and not embarrass his daughter (and himself). He’s had some serious health and financial problems so I thought maybe he was doped up and feeling a little desperate, but at this point, he should really know that TMZ are not his friends. Sad that her dad is declining in such a public way and she’s not in a position to be able to run to his aid.
I have family like this. If I had ever been in a similar situation as Meghan be it fame or marrying a famous man I know they would do the same.
It’s best to put them all on ice and leave them there. He can see pictures of his grandchildren on TMZ’s site.
Can’t the MI6 or Scotland Yard or the Black Watch or somebody literally put a muzzle on this guy? What a POS.
Really??? He’s embarrassing but it’s not that serious.
This stupid stunt has backfired on Tom Sr because the media headlines have terms like lashed out, pissed off, hits backs, slams the queen. The body of the articles are not too good either. He looks petty, thirsty, greedy and unsympathetic.