Duchess Meghan’s ‘friend’ tells the DM: Thomas Markle faked his heart attack

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The “BOOM!” you just heard was the Duchess of Sussex throwing down some receipts on her father. Thomas Markle has worked everyone’s last nerve for the past two months. He came close to ruining his daughter’s wedding in the week prior, and then, ever since Meghan became a duchess, the man won’t stop running his mouth. Meghan has kept officially silent, although there are some little palace elves running around to certain media outlets, letting them know that Meghan hasn’t spoken to her father since the wedding and that she and Harry are very “frustrated.”

Well, Meghan’s last nerve had been tried with this week’s activities from Thomas and that rancid a–hole Samantha Markle. Thomas was running around to The Sun and TMZ, doing his “woe is me” routine. Samantha was tweeting sh-t about how Thomas is practically on his deathbed and Meghan needs to call him so he can sell her out even more. So a “friend” of Meghan’s spoke to the Daily Mail and revealed something I suspected from the start: Thomas faked the sh-t out of his “heart attack” before the wedding.

After infamously pulling out of his daughter’s wedding at the last minute due to an alleged health scare, a source has claimed that Thomas Markle Sr.’s heart attack and surgery were all a sham. A source close to the Duchess of Sussex says that Markle Sr., 73, was never ill and faked an emergency operation as an excuse to not attend the royal wedding and garner sympathy.

‘The whole story about Meghan’s father undergoing heart surgery was made up,’ the source said. ‘He had to come up with a good enough reason not to attend her wedding and avoid any further embarrassment after those staged photos went public. ‘

During his recent bombshell interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, the former lighting director said he was admitted to the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, just a few miles north of the Mexican border in Tijuana, where a stent was fitted. But when DailyMail.com reached out to the hospital for confirmation of his May 16th visit, the clinic replied that ‘no such name’ had ever checked into the hospital.

The source added: ‘The poor health story was his way of generating some compassion from the public, and taking the attention off those staged photos which were a complete embarrassment to Meghan and the royal family. Of course Meghan is upset with him. Her father missed her wedding. He missed walking her down the isle all because of that ill-conceived publicity stunt. It was really just such poor judgement on his part. Now everyone’s feeling sorry for him. They shouldn’t. He brought this upon himself and if he were truly sick Meghan would have made an effort to visit him. Don’t feel sorry for him. If anything, feel sorry for Meghan.’

The revelation comes just as Meghan’s older half-sister Samantha Grant, who has defended claims that their father is, in fact, ill, lashed out on Meghan saying she will be to blame if Markle Sr dies. The 53-year-old took aim at Meghan and Prince Harry’s appearance at the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition in London on Tuesday, tweeting: ‘How about you pay tribute to your own father?! Enough is enough. Act like a humanitarian, act like a woman,’ she wrote, adding: ‘If our father dies, it’s on you Meg’.

[From The Daily Mail]

I mean… obviously. This one feels like the performative outrage over the first batch of staged photos just before the wedding too. People had just been playing along, pretending that Thomas was sincerely getting “pap’d” in Mexico. He was not. He was setting those photos up and all of the British tabloids knew it when they paid for the photos. Same with this: everyone knew that Thomas’s “heart attack” was way too convenient and that it was an obvious cover story. But the British tabloids still used it as an excuse to bash Meghan for being so “heartless” and not going to see her father. Can we just collectively cancel everyone in the Markle family (except for Meghan, but she’s a Sussex now)?

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  1. morrigan01 says:

    He made up having a heart attack?

    *pretends-to-be-shocked.gif*

    • Aloe Vera says:

      yep…a few of us predicted this right from the get go….

      • formerly known as Amy says:

        how much longer will the media continue to emotionally abuse MM by literally trailing SM Twitter account for hate news

      • Pandy says:

        formerly known as Amay – um …. I think the abuse will never go away sadly and annoyingly.

      • Jan90067 says:

        For goodness sakes, two days after this “stunt”, the man was photographed going up to drop off “Mother’s Day” flowers to Doria’s, and stopping off for KFC and McDonald’s. HE ALSO ADMITTED he checked into a little casita to watch the wedding!! You don’t get let out of a hospital for heart surgery and are strong enough to do all this! We ALL knew he was lying about this.

        He and his toxic side of the family just need to disappear once and for all, but sadly, every time something happens with Meg or Harry, they’re going to pop up like a boil, needing to be lanced. No antibiotic in the world can eradicate them.

      • Rhys says:

        “formerly known as Amy says:
        July 19, 2018 at 10:26 am
        how much longer will the media continue to emotionally abuse MM by literally trailing SM Twitter account for hate news”

        As much or as long it sells. This is a juicy scandal that media lives for. It will not go away.

    • MoxyLady says:

      All the “omg family is everything she’s evil” camp right now – “omg how could we have known? We didn’t know he was horrible!”

      It wasn’t any of your business. When an adult is estranged from their father and has been for a significant part of their life, you respect their choices and privacy and shut UP because it in no way effects you or is any of your business. And frankly you did know. You should have trusted Meg didn’t act without cause. Jerks.

      • Olenna says:

        This. And, yes, they did know, but their compulsion to diss Meghan is stronger than common sense and decency. Some people just don’t like her, and they do not care how ill-informed, naive or willfully obtuse their comments defending this old tool come across to anyone else. They seem to relish planting seeds of doubt and ill-will towards her anywhere they can.

      • Dazeem, Adele says:

        No sarcasm here, perhaps I live in a rose colored bubble:

        Were there actually people out there that believed that a hole and his minion children from the start?? And blamed Meghan for not having family first??

      • Killjoy says:

        I read a blurb from Bobby Finger on Jezebel about the Markle family drama, and while he expressed sympathy for Meghan, he ended by saying “Meghan call your father.” A lot of commenters called him out for it.

        I know familial estrangement is shocking to some people, and until I met my husband’s family, I didn’t get it either. With the Markles, it’s a little confusing though that people don’t get it, because a lot of her dad’s bad behavior is public record. Both her dad and her sister literally tweet and give interviews filled with emotional blackmail. I can understand some people would forgive that behavior, but it also seems pretty understandable why Meg is trying to go no contact for now. My husband’s family is a lot more quiet with their sh*tty behavior, so their friends and family think we’re monsters, and we don’t want to gossip about some of the really terrible things they’ve done. But the Markles have pretty much publicly exposed themselves as a**holes.

    • FLORC says:

      Insert rupaul’s drag race shock gif

      This guy is digging a magnificent hole

      • magnoliarose says:

        Yay You are here. You have been missed.
        He won’t stop until he reaches the center of the earth.

      • Nikki says:

        Welcome back, FLORC! Please stick around; your comments are always fun to read.

      • FLORC says:

        Awww thank you! I lurk the threads, but like enough already I’m in a grieving period. A wonderful person passed from an awful battle with cancer and these threads do help distract.

        And not to jack, but his name was Jim toner and there’s not 1 bad thing I could say about him.
        But anyway. The marked are slime and this is interesting how it’s unfolding. The silence, betrayals, blatant manipulation. Crazy!

        Also, my condolences to Enough Already

      • Enough Already says:

        FLORC
        i know what the F and L stand for in your screen name and you exemplify it in so many ways. You are beyond amazing – always know that…

        Hugs for your loss. Grief is such an uncompromising thing…it holds on so tightly.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        I’m so sorry for your loss, FLORC. It’s good to have you even partially back, and if the distraction of these threads helps you a little bit in dealing with the grief, all the better.

        Thank you for letting us know why you were away. I hope you know that you were missed by all of us here. Sending you hugs.

  2. DizzyLizzy says:

    Wow – Really?

    As predicted – the gloves are off and the RF has started leaking stories…..

    • IlsaLund says:

      Wow. Question? Do you really think the source is the royal family or is this just more tabloid BS?

      • Snazzy says:

        I think the source was definitely sanctioned by the RF, if not from one of them directly. It’s their way of fighting back …

      • Pamm says:

        The story is from Meghan/KP. They are striking back but Thomas has nothing to lose, he’s a douchebag. I only fear that he may decide to start leaking family secrets which may be damaging to Meghan. Every family has one.

      • sushi says:

        He lies so much that I have troubles believing his leaks. If only the press stops giving him oxygen.

      • Josie says:

        No, I don’t believe any of the palaces sanctioned this. They would not have leaked something like this to Karen Ruiz, they would have talked to Rebecca English or Richard Kay. IF they went to the DM at all — and does that seem likely, given the racist dog whistling there?

        If there’s ever an unofficial official response, I would expect it in People or maybe the Telegraph. And the story would get the royal correspondents talking on Twitter. There’s been no response from any of them, not even the DM’s own royals reporter.

        The Firm doesn’t respond to fake stories so tabloids can make up unsourced stories with abandon. A lot of people think Thomas Markle’s health crisis was exaggerated — have “a friend” be your source and everyone reads your story.

      • aaa says:

        The Daily Mail has a massive reach, the BRF and their surrogates / mouthpieces know that and will tap into them accordingly.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Josie
        Interesting. Maybe it is just someone who knows he faked it and got fed up with his sympathy tour.

      • Killjoy says:

        I cannot believe this is sanctioned from the Royal Family. The man looks like an ass without having to expose him as a liar about a major health issue. He is still Meghan’s father — she may (justifiably!) not want to speak to him, but attacking him on something like this would be quite a big step, and totally unnecessary.

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      It is likely whisperings at the time that the tabs have held onto but didn’t release to hold onto the relationship with Papa Markle.

      It is also likely one tabloid going against the other which is trying to get the scoop to drive Papa Markle back to ground so that they can re-sign him.

      The Media /PR world is very dirty….

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      I don’t think any of the palace people were the sources for this story, maybe the paps got photos/evidence of him out and about when he claimed to be in hospital for surgery, held back and then boom add another layer to this mess. By claiming someone close to Meghan is the “source” they drag her into this hoping to provoke a reaction from the palace.

      There is three sides to this; the Markle family sideshow, Meghan and the palace refusing to comment and the tabloids knowing that can state just about anything and claim “sources” knowing RF will not confirm or deny.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      For people who are saying that they don’t think the palace is behind this, remember while TQ wouldn’t do it Chuck so would. Both he and Diana leaked stories about each other and the rest of the BRF to make themselves look good, Chuck is not above this and he’s better at it than the Markles.

      • Natalie S says:

        Well if it is Chuck, then I’m not mad at him. Nobody threatens Tungsten and gets away with it!

      • Josie says:

        Charles and Clarence House wouldn’t go to Karen Ruiz, and I don’t think they’d go to the DM at all right now. I agree that Charles’s household has been the most willing to use strategic leaks, but their strategies now are more elegant than what went down in the 1990s. “A friend of the Duchess”? Not likely.

        Not one of the big-name royal reporters seems to be discussing this story on Twitter. That speaks for itself. (Rebecca English didn’t even post a link, and the DM is her paper.)

    • Sash says:

      This definitely feels like warning shots from the palace

    • Jan90067 says:

      Josie, while these are not their regular channels for leaks, do you supposed they’d use this Ruiz *specifically because* she’s not? So there is a plausibility that they can say, “Hey…don’t look at us… this is not OUR way of doing things!” lol.

      All I know is that this piece of human waste and his two toxic kids need to be shut up once and for all. Receipts are needed otherwise they’re going to pop up like that carnival game, where the weasel pops up in hole after hole each time you whack one, it pops up in another place.

      • Josie says:

        If this story were getting traction anywhere else, it would be more plausible. The DM has an online stable of writers whose job is to take something in the news and write a related story using facts they make up. A couple of former employees have written exposes about this. And the royal family is low hanging fruit because they have a long-standing policy of never responding. (When they do respond, it’s big news.)

        The DM May have a story, there may even be a rogue friend out there talking to them (although I also doubt that very much). The palace as a source? It just doesn’t fit.

  3. Still_Sarah says:

    I would move across the Atlantic Ocean to get away from the crazy Markle clan. Oh wait – Meghan already did that!
    Yeah, I always thought the “heart attack” was fake too.

    • Ruyana says:

      Yes, and I read that after he begged for a Father’s Day phone call and Samantha the Hag raved on about it later it was learned that they had it all arranged to have any call from Megan recorded and broadcast. Almost certainly the same “trap” for a Birthday Phone Call. These are definitely people you do not want to know. Ugh.

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    Colour us not surprised, many on here called it at the time but will this be enough to make them shut the eff up and go away? No, it won’t it will just excite them more – can’t wait for what fantastical lies they come up with now. Am sure it will be centred around how the RF are trying to ‘do away’ with them like Diana. Scammy has used Harry’s mother as a stick for attention many times.

    This is the RF fighting back – there is more to this story and I’ll bet my bottom dollar that he has many skeletons in his closet that he doesn’t want plastered all over the media.

    This and the fact that Sharon Osbourne called him a drunk will send them all into a frenzy and give them more media time.

    Please please make them go away!!!!!

    • kate says:

      I do not pust anything past Markle Sr and his awful spawn. Maybe they will fake another heart attack and have a camera crew inside the hospital room (note that the hospital he supposedly went to last time has no records of him staying there – what a surprising surprise!).

      • Lizabeth says:

        Laws must be quite different in Mexico if hospitals reveal to the media who has or has not been admitted.

      • Mia4s says:

        @Lizabeth, Mexico actually does have similar privacy laws for health stuff which is another wrinkle in this. If the DailyFail isn’t lying about the call (and we know lying would be second nature to them), then someone could be in big trouble at the clinic.

      • Mariposa says:

        I’m confused, because I think Chula Vista is in the USA (and the article did say he checked in to a hospital that is a few miles north of the border). But why would anyone from the hospital confirm or deny a name? Isn’t that against HIPPA?

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Hospital described as being in the US,north of the border. Chula Vista is south of San Diego but in the US. He is almost certainly using Medicare as his insurance. You can live outside the country and be enrolled in the basic coverage if you paid in. But this could still be all made up.

      • Enn says:

        I absolutely believe he faked it but no law abiding healthcare facility will confirm treating a patient.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I believe hospitals would leak it. They do it with celebs and people get fired. It happened recently at Cedars in LA and the people were identified and let go.
        They were paid and they also pay people to tell them when someone famous is admitted. How can they tell who told someone that X checked in? When it comes to detailed records however usually that stays private.
        Is it against the law to say he was never there? The hospital isn’t beholden to someone who has never been under their care. It seems like it would be easy enough to find out.

      • Enn says:

        Magnolia, these days a facility can track who logged into what and when, and even search history. I would never risk my job for a tabloid paycheck.

      • FLORC says:

        MagnoliaRose
        The policy across the board is to neither confirm/deny.

        Enn
        If someone leaked this info maybe they were smart enough to stay out of the systems. Markle announced this mess every step on the way in. The lead up. How long he was there. Where. What was happening. Calling TMZ multiple times from his “hospital bed.”
        Employees there could easily confirm or deny his presence. And the whole thing felt forced and untrue imo

      • Nickname says:

        Chula Vista is in the states, otherwise I would have been born abroad.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Ah ok thanks for the clarifications.

      • rareone says:

        In my experience as a hospital employee , on admission patients are asked if they would consent to having their name listed in the directory so that when individuals call they can be directed to the room or phone. You do have that option to opt out. If asked, the hospital can verify that those individuals who consented to the directory listing were present. While working I once received a direct call from a media outlet asking about a patient and I had to call legal. They told me that I was allowed to verify the individual was present if they were listed in the directory and to share their condition ( critical, stable, etc). But that was it.

      • FLORC says:

        If Markle is screaming for privacy. Unwilling to leave a room from fear of paps… why is he telling us where he is and what is going on and where he will be if privacy is such a concern.

    • Pamm says:

      I’ve said it here that everyone has a dark secret. Meghan knows her father’s secret and the should use it to put him in check which she is already doing. It’s Meghan/KP that leaked thia to the press. My only worry is that the Markles have no integrity and have nothing to lose as far as reputation goes and I fear that her father seeing that his daughter has exposed his lies may start spilling family secrets to the media. It would only get worse.

      • stinky says:

        (not trying to argue, but I really don’t get why you so firmly believe that everyone has a dark secret?? I promise I don’t – my life is amazingly boring but im thoroughly content with it)

      • pottymouth pup says:

        my “dark secret” is just something I never specifically revealed to certain people and don’t generally discuss unless pertinent to a discussion but it certainly can’t be used to shame/blackmail me. i’m not really sure everyone has a “dark secret”

  5. Enough Already says:

    If this source is legit using friends to counter her poisonous family will backfire. Mum’s the word Meghan. Also I’m extremely uncomfortable with the tabs trying to suss out medical info, even on snake fathers. Samantha Grant makes my diaphragm heave.

    • IlsaLund says:

      In the US, medical information is covered by HIPPA laws. No information can be released without the patient’s permission. Wonder if Mexico has similar laws to protect patient confidentiality?

      • Mia4s says:

        Mexico does have similar data protection laws so that claim by the DailyFail raises an eyebrow. However state to state in Mexico enforcement tends to vary on many things. So…maybe. Or maybe they did what the UK press always does in every country in the world, paid somebody off (ethics be damned).

      • MoonTheLoon says:

        The hospital is north of the Mexican border, thus in the US. HIPPA would definitely apply here. So I’m not sure I’d use this particular evidence unless actual “receipts” of some sort are available.

      • Peg says:

        Hospitals are regularly called about admissions, they just can’t give out patients medical information.

      • Leyton says:

        Hospitals can confirm admissions. My boss has called one to see where a coworker who went in the ambulance was taken. They can confirm that a patient is there or checked in. It’s not against HIPPA law, you just can’t reveal what for or the medical information.

      • LadyT says:

        “When personally identifiable information is used in conjunction with one’s physical or mental health or condition, health care, or one’s payment for that health care, it becomes Protected Health Information (PHI).”

        A name is just a name and not a violation.

      • Mia4s says:

        Ah. I misread. I thought they had someone there confirm his condition, not just his non-admission. Didn’t he undergo tests? In that case this is just funny that he would actually name the clinic and think no one would check.

      • Lizabeth says:

        The three US hospitals I’ve had personal/family dealings with over the past few years ask the patient (or family if the family is providing admission info or if the pt is a minor) if they want the admission to be confirmed to callers. If not given explicit permission to confirm, the hospital will not confirm admission. That practice may go further than HIPAA requires (assuming the law doesn’t consider a person’s name to be “personally identifiable information”) but it isn’t an uncommon practice where I live, at least in non-emergency admissions. Refusal to confirm/deny admission (so far as I know) is always the practice if the hospital is a psychiatric hospital. Admission to a psyc hospital carries stigma as much as we’d like that not to be true.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @Enough Already

      First, I’ve missed you, where’ve you been?! We need more, not less of your wisdom here…. ;)

      Second, I totally agree, regarding the source. Any perceived response from Meghan’s side will be treated by them as if she herself sat down to an interview – it will just give them more mileage and material to work with. Complete silence is the way forward for her, I think.

      Plus, I get the feeling that their mileage may be coming to an end, which is why they need to do and say, more and more outrageous things to get attention. I actually hope Samantha gets into the CBB house, so she can be treated like the absolute scum that she is – Housemates telling her off, voted off first, booing when she leaves the house, deeply unflattering articles afterwards…..the works.

      If we’re lucky, maybe then she’ll slink off back into whatever cave she emerged from, permanently.

      • Enough Already says:

        Hugggs!!
        Lost a family member and so only poked my head in a few times. So happy to see you and magnoliarose keeping the Meghan craziness well balanced and injecting insight and humor where it is needed.

        Tots agree…Megs will have to channel Michelle O when it comes to the insanity. Head high, back straight, a warm smile and…shhh…

        Let the haters explode.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I am sorry for your loss. Hugs to you(dear lady) and your family. 💐

        I miss people like you when you disappear. You make CB a fun part of my days and I always learn something new. So selfishly I want you back. Waaaah.
        But I understand.

        Goes for you too B.Dupont. You better not quit me. I have abandonment issues.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Enough Already
        So sorry for your loss…….lots of love and hugs to and yours. I’m really glad you’re feeling up to participating again though. ;)

        @ Magnolia
        Quit you? Haha……not a chance! Just as long as I don’t get banned first for bad behavior/trolling, I’ll be doing my best Thomas Markle on you and your posts! :D :D :D

      • magnoliarose says:

        Lol. That is some serious threatening. Don’t Thomas Markle me? Do you think it can be made into a thing so in a hundred years his name will be like Benedict Arnold or Guy Fawkes.

        Such as: I have this friend. She went full Thomas Markle and wouldn’t leave me the hell alone. You know she faked a bruised lymph node right? Just so she didn’t have to come to my party.

      • Nancy says:

        Sorry for your loss @Enough Already. I know so well how bad it hurts when you’re trying to do your best while grieving. I also know you’re a strong lady who will persevere and make it through the dark days. You are rather sassy and I like it! Keep visiting regularly please. My condolences………

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @Magnolia…..

        Lol….we’ve started it already, right here, right now! ;)

      • Nic919 says:

        Sorry to hear about your loss Enough Already. I always appreciate your insights.

      • Enough Already says:

        You guys are gonna make me ugly emoji cry…
        In a world full of racism, misogyny, ignorance, cruelty and economic disparity I LIVE for a good battle but what is it about a kind word and compassion that unravels me? I know I’m a thorny little brat but I’m willing to bet not one of you ladies know how much you really mean to me…

        …so totally not sniffling right now…

  6. RBC says:

    When the tabloids, etc turn on Thomas and his demon spawn( minus Meghan of course) they will not know what hit them. Get your popcorn ready to watch all their nasty secrets to be made public. GOOD

  7. PBAN says:

    Did anyone believe he had a heart attack.

  8. Floydee Mercer says:

    The man appears in the header photo to be very constipated.

  9. Pamm says:

    Meghan/KP/Meghan’s PR are striking back. The crown season 7. Loool.

  10. Louise177 says:

    I doubt this story is true. Markle faking the heart attack may be true but a hospital isn’t going to say who is/isn’t a patient.

  11. Becks1 says:

    I mean, of course he faked it. It was just all too convenient, and now that it didn’t work out the way he thought (he avoided the wedding, but the wedding was perfect even without him and Meghan and Harry aren’t giving him the time of day anymore) he’s lashing out even more.

    I feel like Meghan is just embracing that saying – “living your best life is the best revenge” or whatever. She’s just doing her royal thing and kicking butt while doing it.

  12. virginfangirl says:

    Sad that it seems all she has for family now is new husbands. But I don’t blame her for cutting the those toxic’s loose.

  13. morrigan01 says:

    If this really came from a “friend” of Meghan’s then a.) I think it was totally done with the Royal Family’s permission and b.) I think it’s a total warning shot. They are not so subtly telling Thomas to stop what he’s doing, likely because they have more info that isn’t as obvious to the public as the fake heart attack thing was about him.

    Prediction: he won’t get or take the hint. He’ll double . . . triple . . . quadruple down. (Because there is nothing else he CAN do besides stop talking, and he’s too narcissistic to do that.) And then we’ll get a bomb of some real embarrassing info or something leaked about him from a “source.” (Because you can’t convince me that British Intelligence doesn’t already have all this man’s dirty secrets by know. If there is something to know – and I do feel there is – then they know it, and told at least QE2).

    The Firm does not play, and Tom Sr. hasn’t only been attacking Meghan here but THEM as well.

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      This! He’s not just messing with the RF at this point, he’s brought just about everyone into. British Intelligence does not F around. His and Vonnie’s dirty laundry should be forthcoming. Which will be…DE-LICIOUS!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I think that some of what is driving his vitriol is that Charles has stepped into a fatherly type role for her, you could see the affection between them when he walked her down the aisle. It’s made him insane with jealousy and is why he is determined to claim his daughter back so she’s under his control – to Daddy Dearest Meghan is nothing more than a possession to be owned.

      • morrigan01 says:

        @Digital Unicorn, that makes a lot of sense, plus I saw what you said above about Charles possibly being the “friend”/leak/source for this story and I agree. He and Diana DID regularly leak things to the press, plus Charles even had a spin doctor at one point (don’t know if he still does).

        And, of corse, everyone knows Charles always wanted a daughter. And Tom Sr. treating his daughter this way . . .

        This is clearly about power when it comes to Tom Sr., I’ve thought that for a while, especially with what he’s been saying and the tone of it all. Remember the talk, even before he pulled out of the wedding, that it would likely be Doria who walked her down if Tom Sr. didn’t do it. I’ll bet anything Tom wouldn’t be acting as creepy possessive of Meghan because his places as “father” would technically still be there. But nope. Charles walked her. And not only that, but we all know the tungsten nickname Charles has given her. Plus, it was one of Charles’ friends or something who spoke about the Markles being “common,” that Doria has class and that it was a good thing that Tom Sr. wasn’t there.

        And I just remembered, Charles and Camilla both more or less rushed over to Kensington Palace to Meghan and Harry when Tom Sr. bailed on coming to the wedding via TMZ.

        Yeah, you know what? Putting all that together, I firmly now believe that it IS Charles who is behind this newest salvo. Tom Sr is a totally narcissist, and probably would have acted possessive when talking about Meghan anyway, but seeing the future King of England acting like a father to his daughter has probably heightened that.

        And if there is something not-so-nice to be known about Tom Sr., I’m pretty sure Charles knows it via British Intelligence, and will use it if need be.

    • Jan90067 says:

      Ok… I’ve got enough for all!! Wine, for those who would like, and soft drinks for the ones who don’t. Let’s get ready for the show! I can’t WAIT to see how they take out the garbage!

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  14. Leyton says:

    Meghan’s friends have been quiet this entire time. I don’t think they would talk to anyone, especially not the DM. I think this is the Palace giving Thomas a taste of what’s to come if he continues.

    We all doubted he had a heart attack and heart surgery. The man was spotted buying McDonalds and eating KFC the same week. Either he is extremely irresponsible or he faked it for attention. I do think he has a weak heart and clearly not healthy or physically fit to fly but this was clearly a ploy to get attention.

    He’s been using it as an excuse ever since.

    • Christin says:

      Agree. He’s obviously not a picture of health, yet I never bought the life or death drama. It went from a stress event to a stent to a heart attack.

      I think he cowered under the pressure of being called out for the silly pap photos. But they should be glad he didn’t attend, because this kind of behavior suggests he’d have made it all about him. Cue a fainting spell during the ceremony…

    • Nic919 says:

      Wasn’t he on the phone with TMZ the day after his surgery? I think it was only a stent surgery, which isn’t a heart attack and had he had surgery for something that serious, he would have still been recovering and not on the phone. I didn’t think it was new information that he lied about the heart attack but then again the gossip blogs always get the scoop first.

    • artistsnow says:

      I don’t think Markle had the heart attack.

      However, about the McDonalds at deaths door — my brother, while in the hospital with heart failure INSISTED on being brought delicious food from outside no matter the calorie/salt/sugar/fat content. My sister in law delivered the goodies every night and we all sat around his bed having a delicious repast of sushi or burgers/onion rings or homemade Italian.

      It was very hard for me but at the same time, I surrendered. It was my brothers life and his wish and he was, as it turns out, close to death. Those nights laughing with the food were worth every calorie in the end.

  15. Pamm says:

    He has no shame. He’s a narcissist and will so anything to protect whatever ego his brain tells him he has. I’ve mentioned it above; Markle will start spilling family secrets anytime from now. That’s the modus operandi of a narcissist. He will throw anyone under the bus to look good. Meghan knows his secrets and he will know some of hers. I see this getting messy.

  16. MoonTheLoon says:

    Well, looks like more than a few people are a little richer today (via bets on whether he was lying). Did anyone see Vonnie’s comments about Harry needing to “take Meghan’s underwear off and pay attention”? This woman best watch who she tries to slag!

    Also, I’m so happy Doria was able to get herself and Meghan away from this ass and that trash family. What did she see in him in the first place, I wonder?

  17. Peg says:

    I think Meghan knew her dad faked the heart attack, that is why she had the tailor sell the clothes she special ordered for him. The morning suit he would’ve no use for in Mexico, but the sports coat and the other clothes, she could’ve mailed to him.
    Looking at her statement, when she said she has always cared for her father, I think this when she reached her limit with his BS games.
    Vonnie will be piping up about his birthday wishes or the lack of them from the Duchess.
    Why are people so worried about something horrible in Meghan’s life? believe or not a background check was done on Meghan for the Royal Family, so they know everything about her, warts and all.

  18. Mego says:

    I believe that he faked the heart attack too because he was papped on McDonald’s run two days after the procedure. The optics of that were pretty damning. As for this coming from the RF – I dunno. I don’t know how involved they would get into this foolishness. It’s not the same level as the Andrew scandal that was squashed however TM’s stalker like behaviour recently may have pushed them to make a move.

    • morrigan01 says:

      I think TRF wouldn’t have gotten involved in this at all if Tom Sr. had vented a bit, and then gone away. Or had even just left it at some whining about wanting to see Meghan.

      But this man stupidly – yes, STUPIDLY – has brought The Queen into his stalking, crazy ranting, pretty much demanding a meeting with her. Like he’s entitled to it.

      We’re talking about the HEAD OF STATE of the UK here (as well as of several other nations), not just Harry’s sweet old grandmother. I don’t think it’s a stretch to think British Intelligence would take such creepy, stalker-type demands lightly.

  19. minx says:

    Shocked, shocked I tell you.

  20. launicaangelina says:

    The Markle clan is very dysfunctional. The guilt trip from big sis is so cruel. She sounds like she wants her dad to die just to shove it in Meghan’s face.

  21. HK9 says:

    The tide is turning against him…finally.

  22. Eileen says:

    No hospital would confirm or deny the existence of a patient to a stranger on the phone or to media-thanks to the federal privacy regulations I cannot confirm or deny a patient is admitted unless I have been granted permission and they have the passcode decided upon to be used by patient authorizing me to give health updates . My healthcare system relied on numbers (our internal patient medical number) then we switched to a passcode such as a pet name,color or number whatever the patient picks then it gets placed in computer until discharge. A patient can refuse passcode and we say nothing. As far as her father faking a catheterization with stents? I wouldn’t put it past him.

    • Lizabeth says:

      That’s been my experience with US hospitals too @Eileen. I think HIPAA requires a pt to be given the opportunity to opt out of confirmation of admission. Another wrinkle IMO is that it is unclear from the posted story WHEN DM supposedly tried to verify admission. If it was after the fact, as in “was TM a patient there 2 days ago” I don’t think any hospital, even one that might verify that someone is currently a patient, would say “we have no record he was ever treated here.” Connecting family/friends with a currently hospitalized pt is one thing. Reporting to the media or to any random caller who the hospital has or has not treated in the past is quite another.

    • Nic919 says:

      Some underling could have been paid by a tabloid about the information. Happens all the time despite the rules. That said Meghan was likely directly informed about his health because there was still talk at the time that he might fly to the UK just after the wedding.

  23. pwal says:

    Given that there was talk about Harry and Meghan coming to the U.S. soon, I suspect that this did come from Meghan/KP. JMO, Americans have less patience for a father who didn’t check his feral, petty @$$ kids when something good happened to their sibling, his pap photo set ups, his lies bout his health, his leaving his child hanging in front of the whole civilized world and the subsequent sniveling that said child isn’t doing the utmost to clean up his deliberate messes. I’m sure TMZ and British tabs will riding shotgun, but the US press won’t be propping him up because he demonstrated his character and it’s pretty disgusting.

    Plus, I suspect the Doria/Oprah interaction is no coincidence. May be one phase designed to rain hell on this fcuker!

    • morrigan01 says:

      I would also add most* Americans have no patience for other Americans who embarrass the whole country with their behavior of the world stage – and that’s just what Tom Sr., Tom Jr and Samantha did, especially the week of the wedding. I can’t tell you the number of comments I saw praising Doria and Meghan for how well the represented the United States, Doria especially, the day of the wedding over on twitter.

      *I say most because, as we’ve seen with the Traitor-In-Chief, some people have no problem with the way he acts on the world stage sadly.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I always think of Brits having less patience for people like TM just because as a whole they are more reserved. *shrug* Idk really.
      I just know he has worn out his welcome on the public stage and is setting himself up for a tsunami of backlash outrage.

  24. Maria says:

    He may not have had a full-blown heart attack but he sure is a candidate for one. Sure doesn’t look healthy. Overweight, and living on fast food. He could conceivably have heart problems, like Angina or something.

  25. JoJo says:

    I was told a friend of my father was in a hospital in The Medical Center(Houston) .I called 4 hospitals and gave them his name,3 said he was not a patient.The fourth hospital said yes he is a patient and connected me to his room.You don’t to have a passcode to find out if a person is a patient at a hospital.Of course they won’t give you info about their medical condition.

  26. TheOriginalMia says:

    Knew it! People were aghast that I would be so uncaring and disbelieving of Markle Sr’s sudden heart trouble. GMFB. He’s a narcissist. He doesn’t care about Meghan. Just himself. Keep on living, Meghan! Ignore this POS and live your best life with your new hubby!

  27. Sam says:

    I mean i suspected because it was awfully convenient and he was papped getting McDonalds and junk foods days after.I don’t believe it came from Meghans friends because they’ve been quiet for the past 2 years and I doubt they would change now.Probably KP or they are just lying about the source

  28. Amelie says:

    Yeah I side eyed this heart attack story when it came out too since it was just so conveniently timed. He could have had one, especially at his age. And I guess getting stents isn’t major surgery where you have to stay in the hospital for several days? But we all know he was embarrassed about being found out about by the tabloids with the staged photos so he came up with another excuse to get out of going to the wedding. The fake heart attack story was such a thinly veiled lie and the fact he is being all whiny, “I had a heart attack doesn’t anyone care?” clinched it for me. If this is Meghan’s way of calling out her dad on his $h!t without speaking to him directly, I think it’s fine given he’s only used the media to communicate with her. A taste of his own narcissistic medicine.

  29. Rianic says:

    Unless a patient asks to be admitted anonymously or to use a code name, their admission status can be confirmed or denied. When I first started working, I was always confused when we would have patients listed as Anon1234 – people usually do this to avoid family members.

    • ocjulia says:

      You’re right – whether or not a person is in the hospital is not protected health information. You can confirm they are in the hospital but not give out any other information. However, some hospitals will automatically put a block on a room if the patient is famous/infamous – whether or not the patient has requested it. Where I work, we do it as a matter of courtesy for both patient as well as staff. If the patient wants someone to know where they are, they can let them know.

      That being said, I don’t think TM was staying in that hospital – or any hospital for that matter. He’s such garbage.

  30. Original Jenns says:

    I’m putting on my tinfoil hat. Obviously, Markle worked with tabloids to set up his pictures (and whatever else we don’t know he was up to prior to the month before the wedding). I think the tabloids exposed him because with a) they wanted to flame Meghan and bring the drama to her or b) he wouldn’t fall in line with what they wanted him to do and so they decided to teach him a lesson. Now, I don’t think this is a palace leak. I think Markle is again not working with them they way they want, and so they are again leaking to show him they know where the bodies are buried and he better play. Maybe he promised access and now that he can’t deliver, they dropping small bombs to pressure him to get something. I think it’s them because it’s unlikely anyone at a hospital (we don’t even know which one) spoke, so they’re leak is really themselves knowing the truth. And in the meantime, they have news and drama and people frothing about Meghan.

    • SlightlyAnonny says:

      I’ll sit with you. I think the Palace WILL intervene, especially Chuckles, but Markle has made no friends. On an earlier posts, someone mentioned that the British tabs do not like being played against each. TM has flitted from the DM, to TMZ, to the Sun and he has NOTHING. The story is his rants and not access to Meghan. He cannot deliver on anything he promised them (and they paid for) and I bet he promised a lot. He is an unattractive old man shouting from his lawn and he has no more stories but still wants money. I think the Palace will burn him (I have an image of The Crown’s Tommy Lascelles in my head going, “tick, tick Markle.”) but I think this first singe might be from PO’d tabs.

      ETA: But a hospital will 100% confirm/deny if someone has been admitted and it’s not a HIPPA violation. They will confirm your presence or non-presence but not your condition but I think one of the tabs probably called around as soon as this info came out and held it in their back pocket.

  31. kim says:

    Drag this pos!! Hopefully this is the starting point where the media turn on him for being the emotionally abusive tw@t he is and stop paying him for interviews

  32. Liz version 700 says:

    Pass the smelling salts. This guy got embarrassed and threw a tantrum and faked a health crisis for attention and tried to ruin his own daughter’s wedding. He is past just an annoying family member. I agree his behavior is not normal or OK and definitely has hints of scary.

  33. Sandra says:

    I’ve been wondering – when TM passes away, will Meghan go to the funeral? Will she be invited? Will Harry go with her? If she goes her family will slag her, if she doesn’t go they will slag her, if she doesn’t pay for it they will slag her. That will be a MESS of epic proportions.

  34. Sparkly says:

    Ooooh, I’m so glad they’re striking back! I don’t think it will stop him. I usually think the narcissist diagnosis is thrown around too easily lately, but this guy really lives up to it. I don’t think he’ll ever go away quietly now that he’s tasted all this attention. I hope Meg never speaks to him again, and I can’t even fathom how the sister manages to be worse.

  35. DizzyLizzy says:

    The purpose of these warning shots (btw two were fired today incase you missed them) was two fold;

    (1) to let everyone Thomas Markle is a liar

    (2) to end the emotional blackmail angle that SM had adopted in her tweets i.e. Daddy has a weak heart and if he dies I am blaming you.

    Now that the world knows that (1) is untrue that means by default all guilt in relation to (2) disappears.

    Btw the second shot fired was the possibility of them doing a US tour sometime in the spring of next year. In other words, Daddy should not be expecting any other visits any time soon.

  36. SandyBay says:

    I still think we’re missing the point with all of this stuff. It’s not really about Meghan, the BRF, or even the Markles. Yes, all have been willingly or unwillingly dragged into this mess, but really it’s just the tabloid press productizing Meghan. Nice! There’s something for everyone; people who hate her get “anti-Meghan hatred” and people who like her get “Meghan worship.”

    Bottom line is that Meghan is the money-making product that they couldn’t turn Kate into. So now, the product has been rolled out along with sexy high-fashion shots and feel-good stories for Meghan worshippers and family drama and vitriol for Meghan haters. Then the tabs sit back, tally the clicks, and count the money as the advert dollars roll in.

    Doesn’t matter to them who gets hurt, whose reputations or relationships get ruined; it’s just about making money. Like when the mobbed-up hit man shows up at your door to carry out a hit and tries to console you with the following sentiment, “Nothing personal, it’s just business.”

  37. Jane says:

    Sharon Osbourne has called him an alcholic he’s appartley furious

  38. Izzy says:

    There are two fantasy scenarios that keep playing out in my head.

    1) He tries to fly over to England like he’s threatened to do already, but is denied entry into the country on the basis that he has pretty much already stated he doesn’t give a crap about TQ’s security and would disregard any such measures (this is actually not so farfetched; it’s more like “fetched”).

    2) Meghan finally does set a call with him, which we all know he will get paid to record, and it will be along the lines of “I can’t tell you that, you have been speaking to the press and I do not want my private business disclosed” in answer to every question other than “How are you?” and “How is married life?” That recording would be hilarious and also would make it clear that she is NOT there for his nonsense.

    But I doubt either will come to pass, and I’m personally just fine with the Palace just taking out the trash. I’mma get my popcorn and 3D glasses ready for this show.

  39. K says:

    Faked or not… what kind of hospital discloses confidential patient information let alone responds to the tabloids? *Face palm*

  40. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    We can’t cancel Doria. She’s a normal person. However the Markle family sucks. You know Meghan had her “friend” put it out there that Thomas faked his heart attack. It’s Meghan’s way of addressing the embarrassment that is her father without doing it herself. Which I think is brilliant. Her dad’s side of the family is the absolute worst. I wish everyone would stop giving them attention. I though I read the trashbag sister Samantha was going to be on Celebrity Big Brother. I don’t watch it but I know people get voted off and I hope she is the first one to go. You know all she’s going to do is bash her sister.

    • Leigh-Klein says:

      If someone is smart they’ll report these dirtbags to the IRS. All these thousands they’re making? They need to pay taxes!

    • DizzyLizzy says:

      I think the producers will try and keep her in for as long as possible. They will edit the crap out of her not to get sued and pulled off air.

      And to be honest I think that is a good thing.

      TM Snr and SM are acting as flying monkeys for each other.

      If SM stays in the house for 3 weeks. Twitter will be quite and KP/ Clarence House will have enough time to isolate and neutralise TM Snr.

      Once that has been done it will be Samantha rating alone and without Papa who has the link she will be relegated to twitter rants and the occasions $2,000 interview now and then.

    • PodyPo says:

      Now that Samantha is getting Twitter attention and Dad Markle is getting tabloid headlines often, they will be addicted to the fame and want more and more. Markle Jr. will be trying to get in on it, too.

      I think they want the attention and fame more than the money. Or just as much.

  41. harla says:

    I really feel for Harry during all this nonsense. I imagine that he’s blaming himself for this mess, thinking that if it weren’t for him Meghan would never have had to deal with this. And for as protective as he is, it must be tearing him up inside to have to sit back and not do anything while the woman he loves is being raked over the coals. I sincerely hope that all this mess will only serve to bring them closer together and make their relationship stronger.

    • PodyPo says:

      I think this, along with other very difficult aspects like basic background differences and Meghan having had to make so many deep changes will eventually sink the relationship even if they have much love for each other. If you go look at those charts of life stressors, Meghan’s photo is on the masthead.

      This is NOT what I want to happen, but what age and lots of experience makes me think will happen.

    • liriel says:

      Actually such kind of mess only brings the couple closer together because you need support and UNITY. My partner supported me and we were SO together against the world (my father and his mother) and our relationship felt apart when there was no danger anymore. Danger can make it or break it but usually it can strengthen the relationship.

  42. DizzyLizzy says:

    It seems like the work is drying up already from the article below:

    “Meghan Markle’s half-sister (from her white father’s side) has been demanding monetary compensation to do interviews with media outlets and give exclusive information about her royal sibling.

    In an email exchange between a producer at The Domenick Nati Show and Samantha Markle obtained from TheBlast revealed that the elder Markle asks for over a thousand dollars for an interview with the show.

    In the email, Markle explains that her “minimum is much higher” but is willing to settle for $1500.”

    • Bee says:

      This is coins compared to the benefits they would have reaped should they just have shut their mouths, be respectable humans and perhaps simply asked Meghan nicely for some financial assistance in order to keep the media at bay.

      • DizzyLizzy says:

        @Bee I totally agree.

        The Markles are IDIOTS.

        All they had to do was follow the standard prodecures in the grifter handbook and SHUT UP, Thereafter they would have been sent for life.

        Instead now they are known as a bunch of lunatics which the tabloids love winding up. Now that papa Markle has joined forces with Samantha he will never meet a member of the RF.

        He has shown that all along he was working in concert with SM.

        Samantha used to accuse Doria of selling Meghan’s childhood photos when all along it was her and her father.

        All three of the toxic trinity are VILE despicable creatures.

        I hope Meghan can find a way to shut these idiots up soon.

      • liriel says:

        Yup, that’s the case with narcissist/psychos. 1500 is laughable of what they could get without the shame. But they’re shameless and that’s the problem.

  43. SJF says:

    Total sleaze. He and his torrid daughter make Meghan’s mother look better and better. Doria must be so grateful to have shown him the door ages ago.

  44. paddingtonjr says:

    Am I the only one who sees a Munchausen or Munchausen by proxy situation involving Thomas and/or his older children in the near future to try to force a response from Meghan?

  45. Birdy says:

    Markle – I won’t be ignored. Royal fam – we won’t be threatened.
    I expect a lot more stories about his finances, interpersonal relationships and poor choices in the coming weeks to change the narrative.

    I think the palace was simply waiting for him to hang himself in the public arena with all the bs and tell-alls but I don’t think they expected it to drag for so long but the race issue (people who don’t like meg because of her ethnicity) drags it out as there is an audience for anything that puts her down or tried to put her in a bad light. Now they will start pushing back. At least, I hope they will. She has endured this level of abuse without protection for too long.

  46. OkieOpie says:

    I have suspected this as well. The whole thing seemed off. I feel sorry for Meghan having to deal with a toxic parent. I have one too and it is no fun. Not so easy to cut them out either. It is never that simple. Sad for her when she should be a happy newlywed.

    • liriel says:

      I’m wondering though if she’s truly THAT upset. With Doria and Harry by her side, the fun of royal life.. maybe she doesn’t care that much? Hollywood is famous for breaking you, being brutal. Maybe she had a worse situation with no power. She probably knew for a long time her father is a sick psycho. Like I knew mine was so of course I’d be upset but not surprised, not the first time.
      So maybe we’re projecting too much..

  47. DizzyLizzy says:

    There are reports that Meghan is off to see her family / friends in the US.

    Anyone else think that this has been put out to deter Scammy from doing Big Brother ?

    • liriel says:

      Big Brother oh gosh it’s terrible. Paying her off? what to do? but somehow I feel that it’d be too much for everyone and can even gain Meghan some sympathy. People usually don’t respond well to her spending, hollywood ways it’s a hate-fuel to some but anyone can see that her family is terrible so maybe…

  48. JANAK says:

    Meghan Markle is just like us, or at least me if I’d married Harry….my absentee father and half baked sister would be pulling this same shit. She has my deepest sympathy.