Thomas Markle went to TMZ to beg his daughter to call him on his birthday

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I sincerely wonder if there are some high-level meetings happening at Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and Clarence House about what to do regarding Thomas Markle. I feel pretty strongly that the royal family actually doesn’t blame the Duchess of Sussex. They vetted her, and the British press vetted her, and people knew ahead of time that the Markle side of her family was absolute garbage. Perhaps it came as a shock that Thomas Markle would continue to sell his daughter out so thoroughly, week after week, but I doubt Meghan was surprised by it.

I have to think that one of the options being considered by the joint-palace communications teams would be something like Meghan issuing a brief, on-the-record statement in which she called her father a pile of garbage and said that she cannot stand the fact that he’s profiting so flagrantly from these pseudo-confessionals in the media. Would that be the end? Probably not. Which is why the palaces are encouraging her to just have a stiff upper lip about it and simply say nothing. Which, for the time being, is giving Thomas Markle free rein to open his garbage mouth on a daily basis. Thomas spoke to TMZ on Tuesday, because of course he f–king did.

Meghan Markle’s father wants some attention, or at least an acknowledgement, from the Royal Family … and he’s not going to shut up until he gets it. Thomas Markle tells TMZ … he’s unfazed by news his Duchess daughter and Prince Harry are reportedly frustrated about his recent paid interview with The Sun, because he just wants to be involved in their lives.

He says, “I was silent for a full year and the press beat me up every day saying I was a hermit hiding in Mexico, so I gave my story. Apparently that interview put the Royal Family in their silence mode … so, I gave another interview to break the silence. All they have to do is speak to me.”

Thomas believes the silent treatment from the Palace is silly, wishful thinking on their part that he’ll just go away. He insists that’s not happening — and he just wants to be in contact with Meghan. Still, he’s staying a little optimistic … “Tomorrow is my birthday, 74 years old, and I’m enjoying the fact that I can make the entire Royal Family not speak and maybe I can get a laugh out of the Duchess.”

[From TMZ]

So his birthday is today and he’s begging Meghan to get in touch with him… so he can sell her out. He’ll probably record the conversation and sell it to Piers Morgan. That’s all he wants for his birthday: some tangible proof that he still has access to his daughter, so he can then continue to profit from her. As for his explanation “…I gave my story. Apparently that interview put the Royal Family in their silence mode … so, I gave another interview to break the silence. All they have to do is speak to me…” Motherf–ker, she invited you to her wedding and you refused to speak to her and you canceled on her VIA TMZ. The royal family cut you off when you repeatedly showed that you were only interested in profiting from your daughter. Toxic, deplorable man.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wears a pale pink trench dress by House of Nonie as she visits the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall in London with husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

Screencap courtesy of The Sun, additional photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    I feel so bad for Megan…what a pain in the ass this dude is

  2. Clare says:

    He is a classic case of white, male entitlement. It’s all about HIM and how HE feels and what’s HE wants. Everyone else and their feelings be damned.

    Also interesting that he is in cahoots with Piers Morgan, possibly the highest profile British Trump defender/normaliser – given how much he porports to hate Trump.

    • Dazeem, Adele says:

      Honestly I think this is BEYOND white male privilege. This is sociopathy. This man needs psychological help.

    • shirurusu says:

      Yes Piers is such absolute garbage I can’t believe he still has a career! Low life bottom feeder press comes to mind every time I see his stuck up face, always with his nose in the air too like he thinks he’s better than everyone else!

      It’s extraordinary that this Thomas Markle is literally trying to blackmail his daughter into paying attention to him. I have members of my family who are like this too and who are absolutely impossible to deal with, but at least that’s all in private and not played out on a world stage. I seriously wonder how the palace will deal with this in the future, I’m not sure the Markles are going away quietly as we’d all hope…

    • lobbit says:

      The reclusive ex-pat just HAD to speak out because the media portrayed him as…a reclusive ex-pat. My god the things he tells himself to justify his vile behavior.

      • Rhys says:

        The point is – let’s not pretend that Morgan is grasping for attention because he is vile and Meghan was because she is a saint. They are both celebrities who survive on hustling for visibility. Markle married well and doesn’t have to worry about it. Otherwise she’d be hustling as he used to do in the past.

      • Lobbit says:

        But…piers Morgan is vile? The only reason to engage him is for promo. And here again we see how Meghan fits in perfectly with the royal family – as much as they disdain the tabloid press, they understand the importance of establishing professional partnerships with them. The royal family is all about the hustle.

    • Rhys says:

      Meghan Markle invited Piers for drinks, professed her admiration for him and went on to have a very friendly relations with him on social media. Until she became a duchess, that is and didn’t need anyone to raise her profile :)

      • lobbit says:

        I just can’t believe that a former actor and blogger actually cultivated relationships with members of the media to raise her profile and draw attention to her projects. Absolutely shocking.

      • Masamf says:

        Rhys, listen to PM interview and you’ll get some facts straightened out for you, you are confusing some facts. It was Piers that contacted all Suits actors via social media, not Meghan inviting Piers. All Suits actors, except for Meghan, ignored Piers. Since Meghan responded politely, they began a cyber friendship. Sometime later Meghan invited Rick Hoffman and the friendship because that of three. They exchanged banter and stuff. Then came a time Meghan was gonna be in London. She mentioned it to PM and he invited her for drinks at his fav pub. Again, Piers extended the invitation, not the other way round. When Meghan arrived, Piers and everybody in the pub (his words, not mine) were star struck and everybody could tell this girl had be a celebrity. Meghan and Piers ordered drinks and sat down for a chat, she kept checking her phone and giggling and apologizing throughout the time she was with him. Finally a text came in and she said she had to leave, so he put her in a uber and she went her merry way. Days later HE attempted to contact her, but she was no longer responding. She did however post and blog about their encounter on her Tig blog and he mentions that she said very nice things about him and their encounter but she never again had any more cyber or other contact with him. He believes that when she got into the uber, she was going to meet with Harry and once she told him who she had been meeting for drinks, Harry must have warned her to start away from him and that’s why she never talked to him again. All this is Piers Morgan narrative, not mine. So, you are confusing your facts.

      • formerly known as Amy says:

        Also Piers might have continued that friendship if he wasn’t a loud mouth talking about it in his show everyday. I mean loose lips sink ships.

  3. Alix says:

    He’s a piece of shit. He talks like a criminal: “Just do this and nobody gets hurt…”

  4. Beth says:

    When will he shut up? I honestly haven’t read any of his interviews, and is anyone else interested in him? He’s embarrassing himself as well as making Meghan probably never want to see him ever again

    • Pandy says:

      I think it’s time to stop covering him. Fires need oxygen – he’s got plenty. Poor Meghan! Imagine having to deal with his/family BS. What a nightmare.

      PS: Not sure yet if there is a separate post about that HIDEOUS dress she’s wearing … but there should be. Yow.

  5. Enny says:

    I think you’re right about the push for the birthday call since, right on cue, just like Father’s Day, Samantha is in full vile troll mode. Tweeting that if Thomas sr dies it’s all Meghan’s fault for being soooo meeeaaaan! I mean, that is just next level emotional blackmail right there. Truly, these two could teach a master class.

  6. Danielle says:

    “I’m enjoying the fact that I can make the entire Royal Family not speak and maybe I can get a laugh out of the Duchess.”

    That is the most vile thing I have ever read. Imagine being entertained by the fact that you are trying to humiliate your own daughter and then laughing at her expensive. What a vile human.

  7. Anna nuttall says:

    What a F**king nightmare. Samantha been shouting out on Twitter as well. However from reading all the comments, the tide seem to be turning and people are calling out and telling them to STFU!

  8. STRIPE says:

    Honest question for the Brits here: will the press eventually tire of him? Like if two years from now Megan and KP have continued to not acknowledge his existence, and he is still peddling this same story, will it still be news?

    • Clare says:

      Well, we are buying what they’re selling, so why would they stop? Just today thousands of gossip blogs will have the sun branding all over them with that picture and thousands of clicks on to their website. Why would they stop?

      The British red tops are trash, but also incredibly popular (I think the hateful daily mail is the most read website in Britain?) – and they have a history of drawing out these things. I mean we have loads of z list shitty ‘celebrities’ only because the red tops keep digging into their shenanigan, even after they literally have done nothing of note for years(like that lady from atomic kitten whose name I can’t remember, who appears in the papers every few years with something or the other.)

      This is gold for them – garnering them an international audience and extending their reach. Why would they stop?

      • Honey says:

        @Clare, you are so right re: the guilty pleasure angle. I was successful for about 8 months with my personal boycott of the DM but then backslid. I initially boycotted them because I didn’t like the race-tinged way they covered the Obama presidency. I backslid due to internet surfing boredom. I tried once again to boycott them due to what I call “gratuitous as$ and titty displays.” I don’t have a problem with either of those. I have one of the former and two of the latter but the pictures they post are misogynistic and act as soft porn. So, why do I always return? I like seeing pictures of the royals. However, the Meghan coverage is beginning to piss me off enough to attempt another boycott.

      • Masamf says:

        See, I am the opposite. I don’t care how pretty the Daily Fail pictures are, I just won’t give them the satisfaction of my click. Plus, I prefer videos over pictures that can be interpreted whichever way, so when I read something on CB or Lainey or whatever, I go to YT, get a clip and watch first before I even post. And that has served me very well TBH.

    • sharron says:

      I like Meghan very much, think she’s a breath of fresh air. I speed past anything to do with him in the papers, and have never read anything the sister has said, as it was clear from the start they were what my Nan called “wrong uns”. I don’t click on articles about them , and that’s what the press judge on, so he will drift away as newspapers stop buying his stories because there’s no ROI.

      • Clare says:

        Sharon – agree, but there are still loads of people, nice normal highly educated people, who do click on this shit just to see pictures if nothing else. Someone said on here the other day that the Daily Mail is their ‘guilty pleasure’ and I imagine the numbers of people who read it despite knowing it’s disgusting are huge, and made bigger by stories like this, which have an international audience. I used to click on that shit, myself, until before the referendum when I decided I would no longer give them my ‘money’.

        Long story short, I think most people will pick mindless entertainment/guilty pleasure over a conscious decision to not feed the monsters. I mean, how many clicks do you think the sun has farmed today from this story alone? Not judging the bloggers – they are doing their job and giving us what WE want to consume – but we are all part of the feeding frenzy.

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      I think what will eventually happen if Meghan and the RF can stand their ground will be that the press will turn on Thomas and Samantha Markle.

      Also Scammy is going into the Big Bro House so TM will not have his media coordinator for a few weeks to stir things up.

      It also occurred to me that all the media outlets they have worked with now know ALL their shyt so when they do decide to turn on them, they’re going to have a field day. This is why they were warned not to engage the media. TM & SM will learn that the hard way…..

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        That already happened to Scammy – the car crash that she claimed was caused by a pap (shades of Diana) was proven to be false as the police found no evidence, the police then threatened to charge her with making a false statement so she shut up about that very quickly. The road the ‘incident’ was supposed to have happened on doesn’t exist. The whole family have been lying through their teeth from the beginning.

        But yes when the press tire of them, it will be open season on their asses so all the lies will be exposed just like Daddy Dearest’s pap strolls.

      • Gine says:

        Thomas and Samantha are totally going to turn on each other at some point, too. What a glorious sh*tshow that will be.

      • magnoliarose says:

        It will happen. It always does. There is a lot of glee and money to be made off of stories about hated people. People love to hate on horrible creeps. Every juicy awful revelation will be a collective bonding experience. It won’t matter how different we all are it will be understood these people are repulsive.

      • DizzyLizzy says:

        @magnoliarose I am so looking forward to the fall-out. Can you imagine the mountains of crap the various tabloids have on TM Snr and SM by now. They are literally just waiting. I think it will start when she is in the Big Brother house and cannot defend herself. They are going to release all her double dealing to wind up Papa Markle.

      • KD says:

        Samantha is going on Celebrity Big Brother?? Wow! Even the Middletons know how to keep their trap shut and not embarrass Kate in this type of way. What a hateful, jealous family Meghan has.

      • Masamf says:

        For me the jury is still out on this BB thing. Vonnie told Wendy that she was going to BB UK, not BB US. So, BB winner gets money right? Isn’t appearing on BB considered working? How is Vonnie gonna work in the UK with no permit? Plus, as I already mentioned, how is Vonnie gonna compete in the challenges? Unless its Para-BB, then yeah she can. But it would be inhumane, even for Vonnie, to be expected to compete with able bodied people just because some sick people think its funny and people will tune in to watch that monstrosity! No, I’ll believe it when I see it.
        I said when it was first reported that Vonnie and other Markles were being paid to go and report on the royal wedding, and I said that is considered work unless they were doing it for free (and I believe doing anything for free is anathema to these low-lives). And I said unless these UK networks are willing to fork out tonnes of money to pay for Vonnie medical insurance etc, there is no way they’re gonna hire any of these people. And I was right, none of them appeared anywhere. Though the nephews and exSIL did go to the UK, my belief is that some network duped them into spending their hard earned money to buy tickets and come to London but they had no intention of having them on their show. That’s my story and I sticking to it.

      • magnoliarose says:


        You make sense. Wouldn’t there be more coverage about her gig if it were true?

  9. Gaby says:

    It just makes me SO angry to see the racist trolls on the Mail bashing her for things she “almost” does, picking on every little detail, grasping at every single straw, trying to put her down due to her skin color, and yet, is the WHITE side of her family that shows over and over what utter garbage their really are, while her mom continues to be a real class act, keeping her integrity and being the moral compass in Meghan’s family.

  10. RBC says:

    The man is pathetic. How does he honestly think that talking like this to the media about his daughter’s in laws will endear him to her? At this point I would have sent a birthday card and written in it “ Have a great birthday sperm donor ! PS. You can forget about ever seeing any future grandchildren!”
    The man is toxic and Meghan is right to just cut off all contact

  11. Mia4s says:

    Ugh. Send him a singing telegram and be done with it.

    I’d compliment her for rising above her horrible relatives, but they set the bar so low that’s not much of a compliment.

    • B n A fan says:

      She should just ignore him and his daughter. All MM had to do is, do not read anything they have to say about her. They, father and half sister, are harassing her through the the internet. If they do not stop 🛑 she should just cut them out of her life. It’s obvious they are not supporting her.

  12. MrsBump says:

    what she’s doing , i.e freezing him out , is really the only solution. if he has no new information, then the newspapers wont shell for him to come on their talkshows.
    I do expect him to be front and centre when her pregnancy is announced , or when their kids are born , or any other major life event that he can worm his way through.
    how can anyone fall so low as a parent

    • Sass says:

      Ohhh that’s a VERY good point. My MIL is the same way; when we announced our pregnancies, she would have some dramatic shit happen (usually threatening to kill herself/get checked in for a 72 hour hold); then when each child was born she actually DID try to kill herself (first child) and RAN AWAY when the second child was born and they had to helicopter her off the side of a mountain in the middle of the night. Anything to keep the attention on her. Disgusting.

  13. ocjulia says:

    He actually had the audacity to admit that he’s enjoying this. Oh, wow. I just can’t get over what a horrible person this man really is.

    ETA: I just watched some of The Sun interview. It’s interesting to note that he says he wants Meghan to know that he’s sorry for, “anything that went wrong,” but not anything HE did wrong.

    I really hate this guy.

  14. CommentingBunny says:

    Straight up abuser behaviour: My actions are your fault for not doing what I want … hope the interest in him peters out soon. I’m going to make an effort to stop myself from clicking and commenting on his links from here on out.

    • Olenna says:

      “Straight up abuser behaviour”! Exactly! Yet, there are still people who come here to criticize Meghan for not giving him another chance, for not reaching out to him, even accusing others of projecting their personal experiences with abusive relatives on him. Sadly, there are a lot of deplorable souls who gleefully await his next public betrayal, so we can only hope the gutter-level tabloids tire of his no-news, repetitive BS and stop the coverage.

  15. Tanesha86 says:

    This guy is such a selfish asshole, absolutely disgusting and unscrupulous.

  16. Peg says:

    Maybe someone should send him fast food for his birthday.
    Thomas here is a hint for you, the Royal Family plays the long game and they can, out wait you.
    Their motto is ‘never complain, never explain’ so keep waiting for their reply.

  17. Lizabeth says:

    I really think the only option is to do nothing. Statements, cards, or letters from Meghan to TM telling him off–even if it made her feel better briefly–will only backfire. They will make TM feel justified in continuing his rants and likely won’t benefit the view of Meghan the public has. While I don’t agree, it would allow people to say she’s just like him if she’s publicly nasty no matter how brief (and understandable) her statement is.

  18. Jane says:

    The Markle side of the family leave me speechless.

    Meghan is my age and I can’t imagine having your father become a monster in front of your own eyes.

    He is literally obsessed but maybe Doris (and a therapist) can act as a mediator.

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      It strikes me as odd that no-one comments on why Doria embraced Yoga, meditation and then became a therapist for elderly vulnerable people.

      Doria likely suffered at TM’s hand and made it her life long mission to effect her own recovery and help those blighted by people who suffer from NPD/ Codependency issues.

      Thank god bc in doing so she literally raised a Princess.

      • Diplomanatee says:

        I thought the same thing. She lived with this person for 6 years and likely had to go through a period of introspection and re-building after the divorce. Glad to see things turned out well for her :)

      • Girl Monday says:

        Dizzy Lizzy,

        Maybe that’s true, but let’s not write Doria’s story to accommodate what little we know about her. It’s a touch dismissive of the breadth of her life experiences (that we know nothing about) to project Thomas Markle as the “why” of her yoga practice and career. For all we know, she got a whiff of his nasty horribleness, kicked him to the curb, kept it pushing and had some other life-changing experience that informed the choices she made. I could be wrong, but again, my point is that we don’t know, and since we don’t know let’s not make her dumpster-fire of an ex husband the center of her story.

  19. TeamAwesome says:

    Do you think Doria ever talks to him? I would think he’d mention it, but has her name ever come up at all? She’s had nearly 40 years to witness this man’s behavior, so that’s some pretty strong armor and self control to stay out of it.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I would think she doesn’t interact at with him because she knows up close and personal what he is like. I am starting to wonder if there wasn’t some physical abuse involved because he strikes me as someone who would do that. Didn’t Vonnie’s daughter say she was physically abusive and didn’t TM Jr attack someone? True or not I wouldn’t be surprised.

      • Gine says:

        And he knows Doria has more recourse when it comes to things like restraining orders and pressing charges. Abusers are cowards, they always go for the easy target. Thank goodness Meghan is at least physically safe from him.

      • DizzyLizzy says:

        There is definitely some physical abuse in the family as correctly stated with TM Jnr and Scammy.

        That said it is interesting that he warned Harry never to raise his hand to her. I wonder if that was not just another projection.

        His children had to have learned that physical violence from somewhere?

      • RBC says:

        I am wondering if there is a “ metoo” situation waiting to come out? He has something to hide. Everything about Thomas is very shady.

      • kate says:

        His remark about Harry raising his hand on Meghan was bizzare and completely out of the blue. It sounded like Trump-like projection. And as magnoliarose wrote yesterday, if a couple decides to get a divorce with a child that young, there must be some serious reason.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        There is something very Trump like about Daddy Dearest and many narcissists use physical threats and violence to get what the want as well as emotional ones. He may not have physically assaulted them but I think he’s the type of physically threaten them i.e. invade personal space, get in people’s faces, pretend punching etc..

        You just need to look at the behaviour of his eldest children to see that they clearly experienced a dysfunctional upbringing in a home where verbal and potentially physical violence happened.

      • magnoliarose says:

        You all are where I am with him too. My friend with the Terrible Father said he once pushed her brother into a wall and tried to scratch his eyes out because he was angry about her brother’s success in a business he failed in. Instead of seeing that he taught his son all the things about the business and being proud, he attacked him. Later, he blamed his health and the one beer he had but no one believed him. Her brother never spoke to him again. And it was at a family celebration for another person.
        TM has been triggering for her as I think he is for a lot of people.
        I have family just as shameless and vile but it has to feel different when it is a parent.

    • lobbit says:

      I wonder. He kinda sort of tried to include her in one of his “photo shoots” – he was papp’d leaving a giant pot of flowers on her doorstep. She wasn’t home at the time and he apparently drove all the way back to Mexico right after the paps got their shot. My sense is that they’re not very close.

      • DizzyLizzy says:

        @lobbit I disagree. I always found those flowers to be odd i.e. driving all the way from Mexico.

        I always felt he must have effed up on something.

        I think the Meghan, RF and Doria knew he was staging pap pics but gave him a second chance. The when he was caught again they tipped off TMZ to get hi removed from the wedding.

        So he left those flowers for Doria to say sorry for harming her child in hopes of still attending the wedding but two days later the RF dobbed him in anyway.

        In any case he was dumped from the wedding and then cue fake heart attack gate to save face as he likely didn’t want to admit he was cancelled from the wedding.

        Other evidence which supports the above was that at that time no-one could confirm if he was attending or not.

        Also Meghan had a whole wardrobe of clothes made for him in LA along with the UK Morning suit and he was in LA yet never picked them up.

  20. kate says:

    The … audacity. He is a sociopath. What the hell is wrong with him? Somebody needs to send Anne over there so she can slap some sense into this thick brain.

    • magnoliarose says:

      If anyone can sort him it would be Anne. Or Carole Middleton. Seriously I think Carole would just fly on over and we would never hear a word from him again.

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      I think they should send Fergie. She can let TM in on how the RF kept her in Siberia for her media efforts.

      In any case I suspect the RF are digging into his past as we speak.

      I used to be an expat in a third world country. We used to see a lot of washed up expat men like TM and he definitely fits the profile of the average “John”. Middle aged, grossly overweight, in poor health, dysfunctional families they were trying to escape, previous broken marriages with alimony / childcare that has bankrupted him.

      Quite a few of them ended up having numerous children with local ‘hostesses’ to the notorious bars. What little they had left, they managed to loose again. Some even ended up dead in hotel pools with their rolex’s missing and their girlfriends who barely spoke a word of English would miraculously present insurance documents to take care of them and their offspring.

      I am willing to bet that Tom moved to Mexico not only for the cheep rent and cheep beer but also for the cheap ‘affections’.

      I am also willing to bet that if the tabloids haven’t reported this yet it is because he still remains of some use to them.

      Like I said above, waiting till they turn on him when they realise he no longer has access to Meghan and they need to print some stories to cover all the advances, flights, luxury hotels etc.

    • RBC says:

      Yes, Anne would not tolerate any nonsense from this man. She would give home one ice glare and he would run screaming back to Mexico with his tail between his legs. Also the way he is insistent on meeting the Queen is scary. If I was Anne or any member of the Royal Family there is no way I would want him anywhere near her.

    • Lilly says:

      That was my thought: “What is wrong with him!?!”

  21. HK9 says:

    I would give him stone cold silence for the rest of his days. And when he kicks the bucket-show up in a great outfit with a huge hat. He’s made it clear that he’ll sell her out if she contacts him. That’s all he deserves.

  22. Gine says:

    I really, truly hate this dude. What a steaming pile of trash.

  23. Masamf says:

    This is my $ 0.02 worth. Even if the tabs do not stop on giving this man a platform, a time will come when people stop clicking and he’ll fizzle out. Even stories about Madonna’s coochie on display stopped being interesting. The RF just has to keep ignoring TM Sr. and if he thinks continuing to scream in the tabs will get him attention from the RF, just continue ignoring him and don’t give him the satisfaction. Eventually, he’ll just exhaust, run out of steam and bottom himself out, its that simple. The moment they acknowledge him even with a simple phone call to say hello, that’s giving him more fuel and you just don’t wanna do that. He is threatening to keep yapping till they acknowledge him, but IMO, if they do actually acknowledge him, that is what will keep him going. You pay a blackmailer once and they’ll keep coming back for more. Contacting him in any form is a way of giving in to his demands and he’ll think “oh ill just apply a bit of pressure and I’ll get my way” . No, don’t contact him at all. Eventually, we’ll all lose interest in whatever he has to say and thats it. I know that I read all his stories when they first came out, now I just see his face and the title Meghan Markle father, I just RME and don’t even bother. I know there are others like me that have stopped caring.

  24. Always Lurking says:

    At this point TM is acting like your typical racist troll. He and his older deranged kids are psychos. So, he wants to harass his biracial daughter via trashloids? I hope karma hits this despicable trailer trash dad really hard.

  25. Digital Unicorn says:

    He is full on revelling in the chaos he has created, he’s loving every single moment of this. He won’t get what he wants and he can keep talking to the press but he has no access and nothing to sell. They can make as much sh!t up but the BRF will never publicly comment on him, never.

    It has gone far beyond him wanting to talk to his daughter, he is demanding that the RF talk to him. He’s a nobody to them, they’ve cut off family members before so they know how to ghost.

    I can only imagine how hard it must have been for Meghan to grow up with someone deeply selfish and threatening like him. He’s a bully, who’s trying to bully his way with the RF to get what he thinks he’s entitled to.

    This is not just about controlling Meghan but controlling the RF. The entire Markle clan are just disgusting people.

    There will be another hospital visit, mark my words. These people are just vile.

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      “He is full on revelling in the chaos he has created, he’s loving every single moment of this.”

      ^^ classic narc behaviour. They love the confusion because it allows them to manipulate. Sadly in this instance he is cruising for a bruising. In between the RF and the press he is going to suffer Royally for this when the boot slips to the other foot.

      The tabloids will be merciless when they take him apart and when he screams in agony for help, the RF will watch from the Buckingham Palace balcony absolutely killing themselves with laughter.

      “…….they’ve cut off family members before so they know how to ghost.”

      ^^ they certainly have and then refused to bury them in the family plot so all this present idiocy is water off a ducks back.

      “There will be another hospital visit, mark my words.”

      ^^^ Agreed – I am calling that now. I suspect the heart attack is going to happen in London forcing Meghan to go and see him in hospital to prevent the horrible optics for her.

    • magnoliarose says:

      A full hospitalization maybe even with a dig at the Mexican healthcare system so he can seem to be suffering from bad care since he doesn’t have access to Meghan’s royal connections and money. Staged and lie but he’s capable.

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      If humiliation is his kryptonite then KP need to start digging for dirt in California and Rosarito and dropping some truth bombs.

      I am talking about the sort of shyt that send him back to his recluse like status in Mexico.

  26. April May says:

    Christ he’s so f*cking whiny! If the worst thing the press can come up with is to call you is a hermit then consider yourself lucky. How about complaining about what the racist press called your ex-wife, or about what your evil spawn called your daughter? Whiny effing baby! But no he’s so hurt by the press saying he lived a quiet life in a small village in Mexico.
    I really hope she has cut him off for good, soon enough the press will stop with him. He has nothing new to say- I love her, she needs to contact me. With no contact he has nothing new to say and even the comments under stories about him are overwhelmingly in support of Meghan. People are over him.

  27. Sash says:

    To think of the crap Harry got saying Meghan would finally have a real family, he knew what was up.

    Thank god for her mother, who remains one classy woman.

  28. kate says:

    Meghan and the Royal Family should probably ignore him. If they acknowledge this nonsense and give in, he will ask something else. Tea with the Queen, an invite to Eugenie’s wedding, maybe being made the godfather of Prince George, who the h** knows

    • Sue says:

      TM doesn’t want to meet the queen he could care less about that. First and foremost, you must remember that he is Meghan’s dad and he feels a certain obligation to find out what’s going on in her life other than what the press or the Royals are releasing to him. I had a controlling dad like him and when I eloped he went bananas trying to control me. It’s not right and I will never condone it but I have to say is reasoning is different from ours.

  29. Hunter says:

    “… maybe I can get a laugh out of the duchess.”

    What on earth makes him think she would be amused by any of this psycho behavior?

    • Lady D says:

      He’s laughing at Meghan. He’s pleased by her perceived humiliation. A cruel and sadistic taunt to the daughter he wants attention from.

      • Sue says:

        Yes he does want attention from her. And on another level I do think that he is honestly concerned about her welfare. Whatever you think of him he is still her father and wants to know that she is okay and her silence is really hurting him. If he faked his heart attack and the hospitalization I am wondering if that was something the Press told him would defray any issues with him not attending due to the surrounding issues. If he is not careful steps will be taken to silence him further but I’m not saying crime or fatal circumstances I’m saying they will put sanctions on him.

      • Olenna says:

        Well, Sue, if it wasn’t you who said it first today, it would’ve been Claire and I’m sure the poor man appreciates your understanding. It’s shame that all he can see in his youngest child’s recent event photos is that she’s scared and under duress. He and Vonnie are probably thinking, “Such a sad face to put on for the world. We hope she’s OK. If she’d just reach out to us, we could make it all right. Maybe we’d even stop talking shit about her and making threats, which really isn’t all that hurtful, you know, but we had to do something to get her attention. Otherwise, how are we going to get an invitation to meet the Queen?” A real twisted Cinderella story if I’ve ever heard one.

      • Sue says:

        TM is clearly desperate, and not shying away from looking aggressive. Is this where Meghan gets her tenacity? Why she isn’t contacting him in order to quiet him is ours to ponder. If he perceives that she is in distress, the question might be if he tried to talk her out of the wedding. Did TM see something in Harry that may suggest that the marriage might be a one-way street? That Meghan would not be her own person? Harry might be charming but I see a side to him that he could be very dismissive as well. He was raised Royal and that doesn’t disappear because you fall in love.

      • magnoliarose says:

        You can’t be serious Sue.
        He is not a concerned father. Concerned fathers do not behave this way. Period.
        Either you are connected to this drama or you are extremely naive.

      • IlsaLund says:

        @Sue….girl you are really stretching it…keep on with that fan fiction.

      • Olenna says:

        I have no words, Sue. Anything beyond what I’ve already said will be in vain.

  30. Lanne says:

    Here’s what needs to happen now: a respectable media source needs to do a story on toxic parents/npd. Get a psychologist on record describing the issue, and pointing out how TMs behavior fits the pattern of abuse. Yes, TM will protest and so will vile sister, but this will start linking TM with abusive behavior and end the dear old dad bs. News item #2: reputable paper needs to do a story about estrangement and the markles How dad is estranged from son, has no contact with grandkids, how vile sister is estranged from her daughters and mother, and that kids accuse her of being abusive. Those 2 stories can change the public narrative. No lies, all truth. No connection to the rf. The rf has used the media to its advantage before. Surely they can make these 2 stories happen?

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      There are a few already. But they don’t get as many clicks as the daily fail htitpieces. That in itself is a symptom of our society.

      • Lanne says:

        Any stories on the guardian? The times? My times? Washington post? CNN? BBC? Even vile Fox News (esp since tm is a trump hater). That’s who needs to do the story, and then Everyone else will comment on it. I’ve been looking for anti Markle articles and I only see them on blogs. The rest just parrot the tabloid stuff. It’s time to declare war on the markles (via the media). That’s how Kp takes control of the story

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Meghan would need to be consulted over any story lines or story suggestions. It’s her story, her right to determine how she wants this handled. Her father is trying to control the narrative, and she doesn’t need even her new, well-meaning family to take her narrative away from her. Hoping she is consulted and her wishes and boundaries respected by her new husband and the BRF generally, as they are clearly not respected by her father. She doesn’t need a rescue; she needs respect and a sense of control.

  31. JoJo says:

    I’ve noticed that in every picture that I’ve seen of Meghan and Thomas she is either a toddler or a child.I’ve seen a couple of pics where she appears to be about 12 or 13.I wonder why he hasn’t released any pics of them when she was an adult.I don’t think they were as close as he claims they were pre Harry.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Because he doesn’t have any and it would seem that whatever photo’s he has are limited in number. I’m not saying he was an absent father but it seems likely that he probably was in and out of her life until she became a teenager.

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      I think he is the parent who pays the bills etc but has had very little interest in her as a person. Notice he did not attend her first wedding or graduation and never visited her in Canada.

      The last picture he has sold appears be of them at her high school graduation.

      I think they likely have maintained a telephone relationship for the last 10 – 15 years or so and that is why he is not in any pictures with her.

    • Mego says:

      My guess is they were not close and haven’t been for years. Harry’s comment about family was very telling I think. Who would want to be close with these scumbags? Her family is her mother and all her friends who came to the wedding and were loyal and didn’t cash in on their connection to her.

  32. Peg says:

    I’m sticking to ignoring Thomas Markle is the best solution, a narcissist hates being ignored, notice he told the SUN, that was his last interview, no response from the Palace he runs to TMZ, to say he won’t he ignored.
    Today is his birthday, and if Meghan don’t acknowledge him, he is going to go bonkers.
    TMZ realized they got played by TM, there was sarcasm in the beginning of their write up, they will continue to use him for clicks, but they realize he is not the doting father he pretended to be.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yes TMZ was played by the Markles and that will gall them but they must not have any goods on him and his ‘alleged’ hospital visit or they would have outed him about it after he dropped them to give an exclusive to Piers Morgan. Tabs can get pretty pissy when they loose a good source to a rival.

      If Meghan doesn’t contact him today, he’ll be rushed into hospital and is at death’s door tomorrow – I can pretty much guarantee that, these idiots are predictable.

  33. MellyMel says:

    He’s a POS and the more he speaks the more I understand why she hasn’t had a real relationship with him or her half-siblings. Toxic and abusive all around.

  34. Amelie says:

    I wonder if this is his way of petty revenge. He hated the media attention he got from Meghan being with Harry. I do think the palace reached out to help him deal with the extra attention (wasn’t that confirmed somewhere?) but him being a stubborn old man was probably like, “No I can handle it” only to discover the press can be relentless. I think he’s mad at Meghan and blames her for his own situation–the press harassing him and then his idiotic shenanigans to try to get money off his daughter since he probably thought, “Her actions are what caused this situation so might as well profit off it if I can.” When this backfired, he decided he’d keep giving interviews as a way to “punish” her for his own mistakes.

    Obviously it sucks he got put in the spotlight like that but so did Doria and Doria was attacked for her appearance and her race and so far has never issued a public statement (the palace did that on her behalf). She hasn’t sold out her daughter because she wants her daughter to be happy, despite the attention she now receives.

    A petty narcissistic who refuses to shut up. I feel terrible for Meghan.

  35. Mellie says:

    ATTN Thomas Markle: STFU, your 15 minutes is just about up.

  36. Who ARE These People? says:

    She’s not steak. You can’t order her.

    (h/t “Working Girl”)

  37. Reese says:

    Nobody knows what his true intentions are. You just think you know. Best guess he is trying to profit from her. It’s still just a guess. He could still have love for her in his heart and he is going about it in the wrong way. He never sold her out in the year leading up to her wedding, whether he suffered from kind of mental health issues nobody knows.
    Not everybody has the right tools to know how to reach out. He’s obviously not a good father. He’s going about it the wrong way. The man is not going to give up until he talks to his daughter. At this point he doesn’t feel like he has any other option but to put in on blast. It’s a sick kind of love.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Sick love is not love. Love and seeking to profit off the object of one’s “love” are not compatible. He doesn’t love her – he thinks he owns her and that he is entitled to benefit from her status.

      Abusive people exploit the term and the concept of ‘love’ to serve their own ends and people who haven’t seen this dynamic in action can fall far it because it’s so hard to believe.

      There’s a reason she’s cut him off; there’s a reason she didn’t bring Harry to meet him; and I’m fairly sure she knew how things would play out for her wedding. Her father seems to be from the Kelsey Grammar school of “feel sorry for me while I push you around.”

      • Reese says:

        You have no idea if he loves her or not.
        You are making assumptions, as am I, on people that you don’t know.
        This is a gossip site.
        He could love her deeply and miss her. You have zero idea.

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        @Reese. This is not love. This is not how healthy love is expressed. No culture, faith, religion, or psychological practice would describe what he is doing as love or loving. This is text book abusive behavior. You do not sell stories about someone you love to the press. You do not try to sabotage the wedding of someone you love. You do not threaten someone you love, again in the press, because they have established a healthy boundary. No part of his behavior is love.

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      @Reese no one is disputing what he thinks he feels. Only he can truly speak on his own behalf. What people are saying is that his version of love is not real love in the healthy parent / child sense.

      No parent treats their child like this i.e. taunts them and takes please at her pain. It is sick and sadistic and that is why people are calling him out.

      Love is Love only when it is healthy love.

  38. Leapin' Lizards! says:

    Shut yer gaping pie-hole “Dad.”

  39. Ty says:

    Did Thomas leave his first wife for Meghan’s mother? That would explain a lot of bitterness and make money out of her attitude of her half sibilings. Meghan had a pleasant relationship with her father growing up, when did it all go down the drain?

    At this point, they should just fly him and do a once and for all official meet and greet and send him packing away issuing statement from palace liek he came he loved and he will not come again anytime soon.

    • magnoliarose says:

      You are trying to normalize his abnormal behavior. No one has ever said Doria was the other woman and even if she had been it excuses nothing. These Markle children are a lot older than Meghan.
      AND his first wife told the press that Vonnie was crazy and wrong. So if SHE isn’t bitter then I think your theory is also wrong.

    • Tonya says:

      Ty, Tom Sr. didn’t leave his first wife for his second…you can Google it. Tom Sr. is estranged from his grandkids (5) & his son ( I guess they kind of met up recently- for a paycheck)…Tom Sr. is very close to Vonnie (Sam). Tom & Vonnie have been working together from the beginning.

      Meghan has always had a rocky relationship with her dad (evidenced in the video her ex best friend sold to media)…plus NP hinted at the tension between Meghan & her dad in her
      sit down initial interview… Meghan tried to keep her personal business private. It has been the Markles who have shared for profit any & all information…

      Meghan doesn’t owe Tom Sr. anything…if she chooses to acknowledge him, that’s her choice…Tom Sr.’s behaviour is abusive. My question to you is : Should an abused person sit down with her/his abuser???

    • Karen says:

      Seriously? Give in to his temper tantrums and start it all over again.

    • Ardnamurchan says:

      No, Ty. Wasn’t his first marriage in Illinois or somewhere like that? He moved to LA after his first marriage broke up, and met Doria there.

      If you’ve not encountered people like this in your personal life, it’s tempting to try to find a reason that makes sense of their abusive behaviour. There’s no need. A healthy person doesn’t behave like this, no matter what the provocation and a toxic narcissist will behave like this without any, because the cause is inside them, not in external circumstances.

      His anger is escalating as his prodding isn’t getting him any response. Cue a new health event any time now.

  40. Mel says:

    The vile sister has also opened her mouth saying that if Daddy Dearest dies she’s going to hold Meghan responsible, like his lack of self-control(ex- the blabbing to the press,) isn’t the problem. The sister is a special piece of work, they haven’t talked in ten years and when you do open your mouth it’s to trash her? They are gross garbage. If she called him today, I’m pretty sure it would be recorded and sold . She is doing the right thing, just keeping living your best life like they don’t exist.

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      The only thing that is going to kill TM is his KFC bargain bucket habit.

      Applying the same logic if one of her estranged children were to die tomorrow would that also be because of her.

      Like I said waiting till when the media finally turn on these two clowns, they are going to have a field day with Scammy……

  41. themummy says:

    It’s actually at the point now where he is low-key threatening her. He’s harassing her like crazy. Why won’t he just shut up?? And at this point, any action that she takes–a phone call–anything–will be broadcast via TMZ with his full spin on it. It’s disgusting. If Meghan is frustrated by anything, it is not protocol issues–it’s HIM. I wish people would stop giving him a platform for speaking to the world. He is complete trash.

  42. Bella says:

    Looks like it’s all been said. He is a disgrace.

  43. ladida says:

    They should have gotten an NDA before the engagement.

    • Ardnamurchan says:

      Why do people keep talking about NDAs?
      How could they do that? An NDA works by imposing legally enforceable financial sanctions on the parties for breaking it. But the injured party has to sue for those sanctions to be imposed. The parties keep quiet for fear of being sued for a financial penalty or for having their dirt revealed in court.

      So, in order to get TM to sign an NDA, the RF would first have had to give him a payday to sign it, then if he broke it, they’d have to go to court and sue him. Upshot: even more bad publicity.

      NDA’s don’t work on parties with nothing to lose. The Markle’s have nothing to lose, neither money nor reputation.

  44. hogtowngooner says:

    Poor Meghan, having such a tool for a father. She tried to make peace for the wedding and he just sh*t all over it, in public no less. He doesn’t want a relationship with her, he wants attention. Keeping mum and saying nothing must drive him crazy.

    Hopefully, once the tabs realize he has nothing new to offer and people stop clicking on their articles, he’ll go away.

  45. DizzyLizzy says:

    I feel like I’m stuck in this sick nightmare where we are publicly watching a father abuse his child and no legitimate media outlets are calling him out for it.

    Princess Di was well known for falling out with her family. Can you imagine if any of them had ever behaved like this, we would have been horrified.

    I am shocked by the silence coming from broadsheets such as the Guardian, Independent, New Yorker who traditionally love family dynamic interest pieces like this.

    It is well known that journalists from all spectrums of the community speak behind the scenes so they are all well aware of what is going on, yet not one of them is addressing the very real issue of parental abuse we are witnessing?

    • lanne says:

      That was my point! A reputable news source needs to do a story on toxic parents and why children of toxic parents walk away. The story can simply reference the Markles as evidence, and use all of their nasty behavior to show what narcissists do. His behavior is textbook: threats, “look what you made me do,” taking pleasure in her pain. That’s the only way I can think of to add dimension to the narrative. This is what KP should be angling for behind the scenes–not to take her story away from her. Surely they have contacts in the media and they can suggest this angle to them. It’s a helluva story anyway. Especially since so many people on this blog, on Jezebel, and on so many others have come forward to talk about how they also had to turn their backs on toxic relatives. The story could be titled “When parents become enemies,” or “Parents who prey on their own children” or “Toxic parents who try to undermine their children’s success” . A nice juicy clickbaity title that doesn’t mention the Markles. In the article, get quotes from psychologists, reference Tom Markle, pinpoint his textbook behavior, reference the droves of people talking about their own toxic relations, discuss how the situation with the Markles is bringing this issue to light. Sure he’ll probably protest, but this could change the dynamic from “Sad father wants contact” which will hook in newcomers to the story to “abusive father makes threats” . The more protesting he does, the more abusive he looks.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Absolutely fantastic idea(s) here.

        Now, if only we can find just one decent person in the media to take this on……

        PS: To be fair, the Daily Beast released a couple of articles in strong defence of meghan, but i don’t know if it has a large enough audience to make a dent.


      • magnoliarose says:

        This whole debacle has struck nerves so I think your ideas are great. I think some perspective and information about this type of behavior would be helpful to a lot of people.

  46. DenG says:

    He’s committed to “Look what you made me do.” Stalker.

  47. Nikki says:

    Manipulative, selfish, hateful: the opposite of love and concern. I wish the Palace would issue some sort of statement; it’s hideous he gets this platform daily.

  48. angry bird says:

    The clever thing to do is report the Markle family to the IRS on the chance they haven’t declared income for the paid interviews. That’ll shut them up.

  49. violet says:

    This is getting surreal – but whatever it is, the PR folks at Kensington Palace or Clarence House or Buckingham Palace, whoever it is, needs to start crafting a strategy here. This guy isn’t going away until he is raptured.

  50. Fluffy Princess says:

    Dude! Shut. Your. Pie. Hole. Damn!

  51. me says:

    Is he jealous of her life or something? Wow dude leave her alone…stop trying to destroy the wonderful life she has ! If she wants to talk to you she will…otherwise stop trying to make money off of her with these stupid tabloid stories !

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      That is exactly what he is trying to do.

      He is giving me this creepy controlling ex lover vibe i.e. if I can’t have her then Harry can’t have her bc I will make it impossible for you to live peacefully.

      He seems extremely narcissistic and controlling. When he didn’t want to speak to her just before the wedding, he would only communicate via TMZ and she accepted that. He didn’t even respond to her text messages. She walked up the aisle without the express love and blessings of her father. I am beginning to think he planned that whole drama now for maximum effect and make more money. Since then he has become addicted to the easy money that comes with selling his daughter out.

      Now that she requires some space to process her feelings of loss and betrayal he is not even allowing her time to make sense of it all. Another narc quality – lack of empathy.

      I suspect that he didn’t take the whole thing seriously initially, then after the wedding when he saw Meghan on the balcony for TOTC and wearing all the couture for those engagements it finally clicked that this was happening and it was all real.

      I have a theory that when H & M gave him the wrong honeymoon location that it angered TM Snr and SM and they likely lost TMZ money for that exclusive. It also made them look stupid and unreliable.

      Since then I suspect that the tabloids have structured their payment to be dependent on not only his initial interview but also his ability to provide access to Meghan. I suspect that someone tipped KP off likely for brownie points and an exclusive on something else – i.e. front row at Eugenie’s wedding.

      Anyway just sick and tired of seeing this man and his antics.

      • SlightlyAnonny says:

        I am convinced he wanted her to beg him to come to her wedding. To come to Mexico and beg him and then he would have gone and strategically coughed when the minister asked for objections. And she didn’t do it, and she didn’t give in and of all of the baseless criticisms of the wedding (her dress fit her just fine!) everyone seemed to genuinely like/approve of her walking herself to Charles and the goodwill that engendered for Charles. No one was thinking about TM after that and that pissed him off even more.

      • Amelie says:

        I think he just wanted to ruin her wedding, plain and simple. I think Samantha helped orchestrate it and was feeding him what to do, you could tell she was barely holding back her glee in those interviews. However what they didn’t anticipate was the BRF rallying around Meghan and Prince Charles stepping in. Then all of the articles became about how great Prince Charles was for stepping in and how modern Meghan was for walking down the aisle partly alone. Their attempt at ruining the wedding backfired and now they are doing everything possible while they still have the media’s dwindling attention.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I wonder if he had a list of outrageous demands and KP said No. Such as my other kids get to come and we want to be paid and we want to stay at The Lanesborough with the butler service and we want and we want and we want…

      • DizzyLizzy says:

        I always had the sense that he wasn’t happy with some of the arrangements i.e. Doria getting to ride to the church with her. I think maybe he thought that was rightfully his place and that Doria would just sit in the pews with no role to play.

        Also if you listen to Samantha’s interviews at the time they were pretty disturbing. She kept asking for Harry to send a private jet to go and pick him up and the like. Basically she wanted to hop along for the ride.

        They were just looking to merch and leach off the RF who were not here for it and likely the relationship broke down.

        It must have killed them to see the treatment that Doria received at LAX with immigration waiting to waive her into the private $5k+ private lounge followed buy first class flight to london and then staying at that hotel in Windsor with Oprah, Serena, the Clooney’s et al.

        I would have killed to be a fly on the wall at breakfast the next morning….

  52. Jane says:

    A friend has apparently told the mail the whole heart operation was a fake does anyone think he’s got narcissistic personality disorder it would explain why the other two kids are f##ked up

  53. noway says:

    Can we all stop giving this guy more publicity. No Meghan and the royals should not issue a statement. Yes they should keep doing what they are doing. Say nothing. Honestly, she is damned if she does or damned if she doesn’t, even in what she would say. If she says he is a money grabbing p.o.s. then you have people say she belittled the monarchy (come on you know this to be true as they are nitpicking whether she holds Harry’s hand and how she crosses her legs you know they will eat this up) and you feed the gossip. You say you still love him, but are disappointed in his actions. You still feed the gossip and the father’s crazy need for publicity. I mean his actions speak for themselves. Let it be. On a positive note she looks happy with Harry and all the appearances she’s made. I’m sure it is quite the transition, and she seems to be doing well with it.

  54. Mel says:

    Is there any proof that he actually had a heart attack and surgery? I thought the excuse was suspiciously fake when it came out and he just used that as an excuse to bow out because he felt embarrassed about getting caught doing the staged pictures or she reamed him out for it. OR she never wanted him there in the first place, felt pressured to have him there, he agreed then thinking he was screwing her over bowed out. Seeing that he a) couldn’t destroy her wedding and b) what a great success it was, he now regrets not cashing in and is trying to make up for it now. In any case he and those trash kids of his are the worst , she has no reason to EVER speak to any of them again.

  55. Heather says:

    Now I’m wondering what is going to happen at his funeral. Fake heart issues aside, he isn’t a spring chicken, he’ll probably die sooner than later because he obviously doesn’t take care of himself (eg all the abdominal fat he’s carrying). Poor Meghan then. Either she doesn’t go, and gets excoriated or she goes and has to deal with half sibs or she makes arrangements to pay her respects at the wake alone without them and sister Scammy screams from the rooftops. Not to mention the paparazzi that will be camped out at the funeral home, either in the US or Mexico where the RF really doesn’t have that much pull…..

  56. artistsnow says:

    I hate to say this, but at this point, maybe calling him is not a bad idea. Meghan doesn’t have to say anything substantial at all. Only call. Be the bigger person. He won’t shutup but it might help Meghan – knowing myself, and my amazingly wonderful ability at guilt tripping over trying to get my narcissistic overly controlling emotionally uninvolved unloving parent to love me. There is no hope and yet, never giving up my own heart helped me through the years until my fathers death.

    You do have to make firm boundaries but life is an ongoing changing situation, and there no such thing as “doing it wrong”. My father did unforgivable things but I learned that loving him was not something I had to feel guilty about.

    • Leigh-Klein says:

      He is bullying her and taunting her: unacceptable.

    • KNy says:

      He will record the conversation. He and the sister tried to bait Meghan into calling on Father’s Day and they were all set up with a tabloid to record Meghan on the phone. Every move she makes towards him will make her life more difficult. This isn’t about being the bigger person, this is about recognizing a toxic person – hard to do when the toxic person is your own father – and understanding that he no longer has enough love in his heart to even consider your feelings. She is not in a standard situation. Any contact will end up on TMZ. What worked for you may not work for everyone.

    • Lanne says:

      Calling him now would be giving in to him and proving (in his sick mind) that he has power over her. In the classic stalking scenario, if you respond to the stalker after stalker makes 50 threats, stalker learns it takes 50 threats to get through. Then stalker just ups the ante from there. Royal family has dealt with abdication, divorce, all the 1992 “annus horribilis” scandals, Windsor castle fire, Charles and Diana’s TV interviews, death of Diana, fergie pay for play scandal. This is just one more crappy situation. What makes it feel worse is the 24 hr news cycle and social media. Rf knows how to play the long game. It’s just heartbreaking for Meghan—she’s the victim here

    • artistsnow says:

      I think you guys are right. I keep forgetting how manipulative Markle is and probably because i am still in denial about my dad. It IS an abusive situation and hard to escape.

      Markle is becoming scarier and scarier, more unhinged as time goes on. None of this bodes well for Meghan. it is a no win situation and very sad. Kind of like our president right now.

  57. Claire says:

    Everyone commenting is contributing to the coverage he’s getting. It’s all about the clicks!

  58. In the Know says:

    Hey Thomas Sr, that deal you made with the Devils, how is that working out for you? I think Meghan loves you enough therefore calling you a psychotic assh*ole of biblical proportions will hurt her more than it hurts you.

    Keep waiting for that call. Do hold your breath while you’re at it.

    ***I’m gonna huff, and puff and blow your house in!***

    You should read the story of The Three Little Pigs, Tommy and ScareMantha. Meghan is firmly behind a ‘brick wall’. What’s your next move, climbing down the chimney?

    You should give those Emmys back. You are not nearly as bright as we once thought.

  59. Karen says:

    Sharon Osbourne has just spoken out about him. Said he was a drunk and needed to clean himself up for his daughter. I imagine he will be on fire now.

  60. TheHeat says:

    Considering the fact that Harry’s own mother was essentially murdered by the tabloid press, the fact that Thomas Markle is using them as some sort of “tool” to humiliate his daughter and the Royal Family makes it all even more disgusting.

  61. Marianne says:

    If you want a relationship with your daughter, then maybe get off TMZ and actually reach out out to her privately ffs.