Thomas Markle: The royal family is secretive & ‘cult-like – like Scientology’

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There are many people who believe that Thomas Markle should keep talking, because every time he opens his mouth, more people understand why the Duchess of Sussex has cut him out of her life. I’m usually not one of those people – while I don’t believe in all of this gloom and doom and performative pearl-clutching about how the royals are in absolute disarray about Thomas Markle’s antics, I do believe that this is quite painful for Meghan on a deep level, and that it’s also quite embarrassing for her. Anyway, I’ve lost count of how many times Thomas has claimed to be “done” with giving interviews, but here is again, and this time, he might have pissed off the wrong people: the Scientologists???

Meghan Markle’s dad has likened the Royal Family to Scientologists because of their “cult-like” secrecy. Thomas Markle, 74, said the royals must become more modern and open to scrutiny. Speaking exclusively to The Sun at his home in Rosarito, Mexico, he said “They are either like Scientologists or the Stepford family. If they hear anybody say anything they just lock the doors. They need to speak up! They are cult-like — like Scientology — because they are secretive. They close the door, pull the shades down and put their fingers in their ears so they don’t have to hear. Maybe they have a secret handshake too! You cannot ask a question of them — as they won’t answer.”

Thomas, who also has children Samantha, 53, and Tom Jnr, 51, dismissed reports that he was hoping for money from his kids. He said: “I worked hard to provide for my children. I’m their father, I don’t expect them to pay me back.”

[From The Sun]

Next week’s Sun interview with Thomas Markle will be: “The Royals are the Illuminati!” And the week after that will be “The Queen is a Freemason!” And then: “Prince Charles ordered a Priory of Sion hit squad on Diana!” He’s just throwing sh-t out there. The Windsors are not like the Scientologists. The Windsors, lord help them, are way more transparent than the CoS. If the average person had talked this much sh-t about the Scientologists as Thomas Markle has talked about the Windsors, the Scientologists would come after that person with lawyers and strong men and more. Yes, I’m arguing that the Windsors are way more disorganized than the “Church” of Scientology. Tom Cruise is side eyeing the f–k out of Thomas Markle right now.

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  1. Lanne says:

    So in other words, the sky remains blue. But this is how the story beast will die. There’s no news here. Same crap different day. Greetings all from Latvia! (Not Latvian. Just here for a wedding).

    • Jan90067 says:

      The beast will not “die” until the British press feel they have sufficiently “paid back” Harry for the letter defending Meghan when they were dating. Until then, they will keep rearranging the letters of TM interviews to make new ones, as well as prodding TM with a long stick to keep bleating out new ones (which contradict the older ones!). Sadly, there will always be a portion of the population that loves titillation, and loves to stick it to the Royals, to “take them down a peg” (as if!).

      Hope you’re having a great time at the wedding, Lanne!

      • InquisitiveNewt says:

        @JAN90067 Recently I was on a train, and decided to go first class as it was rush hour and commuters are always sardined into too few carriages. Sitting opposite me was a woman ‘reading’ the Daily Mail, mouth puckered like a hen’s bottom that had brushed against a nettle. She wore too many glittering, old fashioned rings, and her hair was so hairsprayed that if hit with a hammer it would crack, and her beady little eyes gleamed as she perused various gutter articles. I imagine she, and her ilk, are those who are jumping on the “poor old Thomas” bandwagon.
        Thank God no one like that forms part of my friend group or circle of acquaintances. The worst thing is that they feel morally justified in being vile.

      • Lanne says:

        Thank you! The wedding was fabulous! Everyone was so welcoming and friendly, which was lovely to experience, as the bride and groom are an interracial couple. No TM triflin’!

  2. Shelly says:

    When will he shut up. He moved from narcissistic to bats$it crazy in one week. The funny thing is this relationship. will never heal if by chance that was his goal.

    • Leigh-Klein says:

      I think the whole family was only interested in “healing” once she began dating Prince Harry. They stayed where they belonged before that, under rocks.

      • Birdix says:

        The comment of Harry that it’s the family she’s never had makes more sense now.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Of course… that’s when they saw the dollar signs.

        I foolishly clicked onto the comments portion of this latest interview, and my God!, the venom! You’d think Meghan has gone door to door, killing their first-borns! And they all seem to just swallow TM’s story whole; that Meg dumped “multi-millionaire” Trevor (he was a *struggling* producer!), took Trevor for everything, and then dumped him. Unbelievable!

      • Mich says:


        I’ve made the mistake of clicking on comments for some of these stories. Awful stuff. Have decided that the evil half-sister has a million sock accounts that she uses to post her venom – I find that easier to stomach than acknowledging there are so many rotten people in this world.

  3. norah says:

    this guy is scum

  4. kate says:

    SHUT UP!!!!!

  5. Candace says:

    I mean he’s not wrong

    • Missy says:


      • JK says:

        Duh, of course, they are secretive. How else do you think they have been able to stay in their prominent power position? And don’t say they hold no power… hahah.

      • Lilly says:

        With you there, Missy. There’s secretive and private. It’s kind of a sore spot for me, probably. I’ve been accused of being secretive, when I’m very private. It’s very much a cultural thing and being wary. I think not commenting is really the best and I’m sorry for the ongoing hurt Meghan is experiencing by her dad and the tabloids.

      • InquisitiveNewt says:

        Let’s not rise to the bait… Although Candace’s vague statement, which could apply to anything or anyone, does make the gears of the mind shift and whirr…

      • Lilly says:

        @inquisitiveNewt good point and well-taken.

  6. StoryMummy says:

    Ahhhh yes it must be a Sunday after all! He’s only interested in making money off of Meghan at this point. If he wanted to repair his relationship with her, he would’ve stopped talking a long time ago. And like a true narcissistic man, he blames other people for his problems. He’s now blaming the BRF for shutting him out and calling them cult-like, even though he’s the one who began giving interviews, sicced his crazy daughter on them who’s insulted Harry, he himself
    Has insulted Harry and the Queen, brought up Harry’s long-dead mother into this, has embarrassed Meghan repeatedly and has said he doesn’t care what she or her husband thinks, made so much international drama the week of the wedding and threatened to turn it all about him. AND he thinks that the BRF are cult-like because he just, poor little boy, asked a simple question of them? What question did he even ask in the first place?

    • AnnaKist says:

      “Am I an idiotic, disloyal, greedy no-hoper?”

      Listen, fella. You don’t need the BRF to tell you that, yes, yes you are.

      • Lady D says:

        Drongo. We call no-hopers drongos around here:)

      • antipodean says:

        @Lady D, drongo is the dead right word, and could I also suggest a galah? When will this waste of space stop flapping his gums?

      • Lady D says:

        Thank you, antipodean. I knew this because we were just taught this word here at CB on Friday I believe, but I can’t find the comment to credit our tutor. I’m pretty sure it was @Annakist who taught us what it meant, and I was just trying to tease her.

      • antipodean says:

        @Lady D, I recall the comment from last week, it struck a chord in me because drongo is a word that we always used as kids to describe useless types (which TM most definitely is!). It may have been AnnaKist or Tassiegirl. I know Annakist once described somebody as looking like they had spent the night on the turps, and this is what TM always looks like to me. Us guys from DownUnder do have some pretty good insults to sling on occasion, but they sometimes need a bit of explaining to our Northern Hemisphere CBers.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      He didn’t ask a question – he was making demands, demands that would have made him the centre of attention not the bride and groom. He asked to give a speech as the ceremony and was not happy when told no and I think that’s what originally set him off. He was denied what he perceived as a place in history, the world’s spotlight on him and it drove him crazy insane over the edge.

      Even if by some miracle he and Meghan do have some sort of relationship in the future, he will never ever be made welcome by the RF – this is a family who know how to ghost till death (Duke and Duchess of Windsor), so he can forget about meeting TQ or Chuck. He might have a relationship with Harry but am sure they will protect any children they have from him – heck his toxic older kids have kept their children far away from him, what does that say about Daddy Dearest!

      • Lorelei says:

        Seriously? A speech at the CEREMONY? No one gave a speech at the ceremony! Has this man ever been to a wedding before?

        I thought he wanted to speak at the reception, which at least is normal, but that’s just nuts.

      • Lizabeth says:

        I think it’s a little unclear if he meant at the actual ceremony. What I read he said was “at the wedding” but I where I live in the US I frequently hear people refer to the church ceremony plus later reception as “the wedding.” Of course people typically don’t give “speeches” at a formal church ceremony unless one calls the sermon or readings “speeches”! But the same reports also said Meghan said there was “no time” for a speech. That doesn’t make sense as a response to a request to speak at the COE ceremony–It would have made more sense to say the COE follows a set order of events. I realize the quote came from TM, but it doesn’t make sense to me to discount it for that reason if we’re going to stick to his words elsewhere (wedding = ceremony)

  7. RBC says:

    This man still talking? All the hot air coming out of his mouth is adding to global warming.
    You had your chance to be part of your daughter’s wedding and blew it. Just go away now

  8. sommolierlady says:

    Why are they still paying this idiot?

  9. Melania says:

    This man is a joke. Awful man and father.

  10. Digital Unicorn says:

    He’s really starting to believe his own sh!t – their is another article today in the Fail that has him denying he abuses prescription drugs (after admitting to taking drugs) and that he was at Meghan’s first wedding (walked her down the aisle with Doria) and he has photo’s but is choosing not to release them out of respect. Evidence or its just another one of his lies.

    The man is a proven liar and he really can’t stop talking to the press – every time he opens his fat gob he just tightens the noose he put around his neck.

    And as for the morons like Ken Wharf who are blaming the actions of Evil Papa Smurf on Harry – they should all eff off. They TRIED to protect him and the old git refused all offers of protection and assistance, even after it was insisted – the old git even bragged about it. Wharfe is just another Burrell who is obsessed with pushing the ‘Saint Diana’ narrative to line their pockets and feed their own narcissism.

    • AnnaKist says:

      He should take more meds. Waaaaaaaay more meds.

    • Leigh-Klein says:

      And yet there is still that faction who thinks if he just stops talking for a while, Meghan will reach out to him again. Nope, never again. He’s said far too much and done too much damage. Even before the wedding it was suspected if he received an actual invitation then he would’ve sold it to the media. Doria got one as the mother of the bride and someone who is thoroughly trustworthy. You are right about the noose, it just gets tighter with everything he spews, exactly. He’s not damaging Meghan or the royal family, only himself. The tabloids and this hateful toxic family are good company for each other: they’re both thoroughly vile. You blew it, Thomas, with Scammy’s help you blew it royally. No pun intended. You brought it ALL upon yourself, now take it like a man and shut up. Except there’s no money in that, is there?

  11. Mariposa says:

    I think is where the royal’s strategy of no contact is starting to work; they are starving this story of oxygen, and this guy is sounding battier with each interview. Yes, he will get attention in the future (“I haven’t seen my grandchild!”), but hopefully not to the same extent.

    • InquisitiveNewt says:

      So true, @Mariposa (beautiful username, by the way!) This whole charade reminds me of my vile narcissistic ex’s behaviour post our breakup. He’d lined up a new girlfriend whom he’d met on social media and still expected my father to do his tax returns for him. To actually lie on his tax returns so he wouldn’t have to pay what he owed. My dad refused due to his treatment of me and the illegality of the request. When Vile Ex realised he couldn’t bend Dad to his will, he went into shrieking, abusive meltdown. What we’re seeing here is imbalanced narcissistic rage. When narcissists are in this toxic state, they’re beyond reach or reason. Happily, the public is getting very bored with him; soon he’ll be thoroughly alone, and screaming into the silence.

    • Amy Too says:

      No contact is really getting to him. He’s practically begging them to respond, to say something, anything, so that he will be able to continue this saga by responding to their statement. Because right now, he has zero new information, he has had no interaction with anyone from the palaces, let alone Meghan, since before the wedding. I think he knows now that Meghan and Harry are not ever going to call him directly or visit him, but he’s still hoping that the palace will release a statement that at least acknowledges that the BRF have been reading and listening to his stories. He wants them to comment in some way, any way, either refuting something he’s said, or acknowledging his feelings about something, either taking blame for the way they’ve handled the situation, or blaming him for being out of control and self-serving. He just needs them to say SOMETHING so that he can give 20 new interviews in which he analyzes the various motives behind what they said, interprets the actual words they said in different ways, explains what his emotional response is to what they said, and answers what they said in 100 different ways. He’s been able to keep himself in the spotlight for months off of all the past experience he’s ever had with Meghan as her father, and all the contact he had with anyone related to the BRF since the engagement was announced. But he’s told everything he knows, he’s related every interaction he’s ever had with the BRF, he’s sold all his childhood pictures of Meghan and told all of his stories about her. He has nothing left and he’s becoming increasingly desperate and unhinged at the thought of not being able to maintain his status as the center of attention.

  12. minx says:

    Why don’t these tabs realize he has run out of pertinent Meghan info? He’s just bloviating. Who cares what he thinks about the BRF? Will he be doing movie reviews next weekend?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      They know he ran dry pretty quickly but his delusions are a great big stick that still has some use left for beating Harry and the rest of the RF with.

    • Nic919 says:

      Meghan is supposedly in Toronto right now so maybe they can talk about that. This guy’s 15 minutes are up.

      There are plenty of reasons to criticize the royal family but tommy isn’t the guy to be making those comments.

      • Princessk says:

        I think that she may be in Toronto to sort out business, visa issues, and l would not be surprised if she meets up with her mother.

  13. Jane says:

    This man is a poor excuse for a father and human being.

    • Christin says:

      I wouldn’t want this guy as a neighbor or co-worker, much less a father. He can’t keep up with his ever-changing stories and victim mentality.

      He doesn’t just burn a bridge; he stands by the ashes with more lit matches.

      To give him one shred of credit, this story made me LOL. Maybe he’ll get a one-way trip to Clearwater out of this. He could do his auditing in private, instead of to the world.

  14. InquisitiveNewt says:

    Well, *that* claim is sure going to endear him to the Royals, and ensure the red carpet is rolled out for him…
    Like all narcissists, he’s becoming increasingly furious and therefore outrageous because he’s being ignored. Narcissists HATE to be ignored. They become more and more vile and histrionic when they feel they aren’t being treated with sufficient respect and awe, and the abuse escalates. I say, let him carry on. Soon enough, this bubble of hot air will burst and Meghan can then just get on with her marriage, her duties and securing her happiness…

  15. Megan says:

    He’s just blowing hot air now. The media are idiots for wasting their time reporting anything he says because he’s nonsensical and he lost any shred of credibility he had months ago.

  16. Liz version 700 says:

    The Dutchess is well rid of her farher. She should never acknowledge him again. I love the placement of the photos. You KNOW Tom wants to wear that feather hat on the Queen’s head for his next Scientology function!

  17. Rebecca says:

    TM actually thinks he is important. He isn’t. Tabloids have to fill up empty space with SOMETHING.

  18. hershey says:

    He denies a problem with prescription medications in a further interview a few hours ago.

    On May 14, 2018, he reported to TMZ that he was “popping valium to deal with it all. Especially when he hears what his older daughter is saying.”

    In context, he seems to be saying his need to pop valium is related to his heart condition.

    When Valium is prescribed, it is written with prescribing information that directs the patient on proper use.

    How much. How often. In other words, a schedule. Valium is a med that occasionally a second dose might be taken following a first dose.

    But popping is never directed by a health care professional.

    If he was in fact “popping” them, he was misusing his prescription. Which is abuse.

    Benzodiazepines are widely available in Mexican pharmacies.

    Taking Mexican pharmaceuticals out of the country and through customs, in say the UK, without a valid prescription is…..

    Drug smuggling. It is not possible to discern from his words if he misusing his medication. Or simply calling taking his meds as popping. It is a red flag word that would immediately prompt his provider some professional concern.

    Valium is taken for a large range of conditions. Legally when prescribed by a physician.

    That said, it is highly addictive. Patients often feel the need for larger doses. Discontinuing Valium has to be done slowly, and under medical supervision.

    If a person has been using Valium on a long term basis, they will need their medication with them to avoid dangerous withdrawal.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      When he dropped that nugget in the Sun interview I said at the time he was or had been abusing prescription drugs – could also explain why he is in Mexico, they are easier and cheaper to obtain from non medical persons. Valium is one of the many prescription drugs that is abused in HW and am pretty sure that if he wanted to stay awake all night to work they might help.

      The man has always been a toxic personality but am pretty sure abusing drugs makes it even worse.

      Someone needs to buy him a new spade as he seems to be quickly working his way through them in his determination to keep digging a tunnel for himself all the way to Kensington Palace, London, England.

      • hershey says:

        He would not have been able to take his Mexican valium through UK customs, without a valid prescription. He was “popping” on May 14, per Thomas. Wedding was May 19. Not enough time to detox safely.

        Withdrawal sets in quickly, is not something anyone would have been able to hide, and can be fatal.

        I cannot know for certain that this is what caused him to miss the wedding.

        Unless he had a legal script written for the quanties he was regularly consuming, it definitely played a huge part.

        Even with a legal script, popping valium would have meant he would not have been in any sort of condition to attend that wedding without being tucked away in a corner.

        His appearance on Good Morning Britain was suggestive of someone using an anti anxiety med or a muscle relaxant.

        In a clinical setting his appearance would have prompted legitimate concern.

        He may have been taking medication for which he had a valid prescription. If he has some of the heart problems he says he does, that could also have caused him to appear not well.

        I am not defending Thomas. He is a man that damages other people. But valium lowers inhibitions just like booze does. He is 74. If he is wasted when he calls reporters to exploit his daughter, he is also being exploited.

        Using an elderly man, with a substance disorder, to sell papers or embarrass the royal family is by journalistic standards unethical.

        I am not defending Thomas. He appears to be not very nice man.

      • Christin says:

        It is sad how elderly people can end up with a dependency on anti-anxiety and/or pain meds. Because they are prescription meds, some don’t believe they are dependent.

        He could be in that type denial, but have previously admitted his use (because he “needed” them at that time). Could be he “needs” them, but thinks he’s not dependent. Even if someone points out signs of dependency and confused/erratic behavior to the person, they become defensive.

      • hershey says:


        You are so right about this class of prescription drugs. They are widely proscribed to patients who are just seeking care for a legitimate medical problem.

        Often, the physician fails to fully warn the patient about how addictive these drugs can be.

        To be fair, the true addictive potential of these medicines was not fully understood when they first became widely prescribed.

        Efforts to educate providers and patients continues. And a patient that has followed directions when taking medication is not at fault when dependence occurs.

        But as with any substance, it is ultimately up to the patient to participate in treatment once a dependence is identifed.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        @hersey: I think that theory is probably the most plausible one I have heard – I wouldn’t be surprised to find that he has a history of taking meds like this and then becoming dependant on them by taking more than the stated dose.

        He can have substance abuse problems and be a horrible human being.

      • hershey says:

        @digital unicorn

        I agree so much. Dependence happens to good people and to bad people.

        I was worried putting out what I think happened might make him sympathetic.

        His behavior is on him. He had time to resolve his all his health problems and he chose not to.

  19. hershey says:

    Valium is used to treat several conditions, among them anxiety. Which can cause heart palpitations, which are scary, but not a heart attack.

    Patients may be directed to take the medication when palpitations occur. Which can lead them to consider diazepam their heart medication.

    It is also used to treat alcohol dependence or withdrawal. Ideally in an inpatient setting.

    Thomas does not understand why there are concerns in the press about prescription pill abuse. He himself raised that concern himself in a direct quote to TMZ.

  20. Natalie S says:

    The Queen looks like she’s using a skip rope to hold her robe closed.

    Not the sharpest tailoring on that outfit. I wonder how much it costs.

  21. Talie says:

    The British media seems to be on a relentless attack against Meghan and the royal family using this guy. It’s really shocking, especially considering Meghan has been a largely benign figure thus far.

    • JK says:

      I honestly think they are using Meghan to attack Prince Harry.

      • Suki says:

        Well, he isnt wrong. They are like a cult with cult followers, kind of like the Trump cult. To some, they can do no wrong.
        He will talk as long as they listen. And Meghan was no 19 year old naive girl – she had to know the British press would be relentless against an American bride for Harry! They went after Kate, Chelsea and Cressida, and two,of them were British! It is how they roll.

    • Peg says:

      The British media knows Thomas is a tool, so they will use him until he is in the ground.

      • Other Renee says:

        Peg, at which point they will accuse Meghan of being responsible for his death. And the cycle of abuse of Meghan will begin again.

  22. JK says:

    FYI, there are members of the BRF that are Freemasons. Freemasons aren’t what most people think they are.

  23. JK says:

    I just wanted to say thank you to @Tina on the other thread. Somebody seems to be trying to change the narrative on BRF spending. I don’t kno why… Everyone knows they take millions from the taxpayer, every single year. They don’t have to touch their personal fortune because they are subsidized by the taxpayers.

    • hershey says:

      That was me. Was not trying to change the narrative on costs, funding or use of private money.

      Which is fair game for debate. William moving an entire tennis court a few feet is a shameful waste of money.

      Was trying to put out that there are genuine personal costs to William and Harry, and their families, for occupying their roles in public life.

      This in law situation is an example of a cost most guys do not have to pay when getting married.

      • oh_dear says:

        in some cultures caring for the previous generation is part of the cost of marriage (I have many friends from Indian, Asian, and Nairobi communities whose in-laws live with them), but you are correct, not in British culture.

    • Tina says:

      Oh hey, no problem. I deal in facts, and the facts are that William and Harry do not have enough private money to live in remotely the same style that they live in at present, were they to give up their places in the line of succession.

      • hershey says:

        I do agree with you the lifestyle they currently lead would not be sustainable. The guess they might be willing to downgrade is nothing but a personal guess. Not a fact either.

  24. Bee says:

    He’s literally running out of stuff to say. This is desperation now. Talking for the sake of talking. Yawn.

    • cannibell says:

      This! My first thought on reading this was that at this point, TM is just throwing random shit against the wall, hoping that eventually he’ll blunder on something that sticks.

      • Evangeline says:

        Personally, I don’t think TM’s self-interest is driving this. The tabloids are choosing to give him a forum, probably with the deliberate intent of hurting Harry & Meg.

        Kate & Will are protected from this kind of nonsense. No one is out there giving Middleton relatives a public forum in which to vent their frustrations.

  25. Peg says:

    Just my opinion, I think when Meghan put out that press realize saying she have always cared for her father, she was washing her hands of the whole mess.
    Saying, he is not coming to wedding, put a stop to his coming, not coming agenda.
    Excluding him from the Coat of Arms, if they wanted they could have found some ancient ancestor.
    He claimed he asked for an invitation for himself and the Markles, and she did not send him or the family invites, but Doria got one.
    Selling the wardrobe she bought for him, she could’ve mailed them to him, or kept them until he visited, seems like she is not planning on inviting him.
    He had no idea about the wedding plans, and before he started spouting like a geyser, she probably had no intention of letting him make a speech.
    If Meghan was totally honest with herself, she would probably admitt that she was relieved that her father did not come.
    Sometimes actions speaks louder than words, and Meghan actions are telling their own story.
    Thomas knows he have nothing to lose, because Meghan and PH are living their lives, while Thomas is huffing and puffing because he can’t get through the palace gates.

    • hershey says:

      Her statements were very kind to Thomas considering the drama.

      She has shown compassion by not dumping out her side in an effort to hurt him back.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      She didn’t sell those wedding clothes, the tailor did. I imagine that when he decided not to come they cancelled the order and paid for what was spent on making them letting the tailor keep them.

      I don’t blame her for washing her hands of it all – she is not responsible for his actions, he is.

      As for the coat of arms, she gets one as she married into the RF however its not that easy to get one – the Middleton’s got one as they applied and paid for it themselves and even then it was never guaranteed as there are many factors to take into consideration. Markle first needs to find an ancestor from before American independence that came from Great Britain – I somehow doubt he can as the name Markle is an Americanised version of the German and Dutch name Markel. There are some references to Markles in England but that supposedly relates to local Saxon influence – the Saxons were a germanic people from what is now modern day Germany.

      • hershey says:

        Supposedly a pro traced his New England ancestry back to an ancestor that Meghan has in common with Harry in like 1480. The Markle part of his heritage is german from Pennsylvania.

        Something could probably have been dug up. Probably no one wanted to.

      • Peg says:

        You could be right, because the person that bought them said he got a steep discount. The clothes was custom ordered, she had make a down payment or pay for them up front. Thomas size is not a regular size. They had to tell the tailor they don’t need them and get rid of them.

    • Jan says:

      I would imagine this POS has been emotionally abusing her for years! This behavior didn’t happen overnight. I have a sister like this and it’s hell.

  26. hershey says:

    The critics in the press keep coming for Harry on how this was handled. Thomas’s medical, substance, and personality problems are far beyond a normal PR persons capabilities.

    That said, if anyone had knowledge of the scope of the problems present, calling in some professional guidance would have possibly helped. Maybe they did.

    I knew on May 14 when he self reported popping valium, that he was not going to make that wedding. Or if he somehow did, he was going to be a 6ft4in 300 pound hot mess to handle in London.

    • CairinaCat says:

      I’ve never had anyone even look at my prescription drugs or vitamins when I’ve flown into London or anywhere else. I keep them in my carry on or purse. never even a glance by security or customs.
      So I think he easily could have brought Valium with him, I take Ativan (Also in the Benzo family)

  27. Citresse says:

    I don’t know how transparent the British Royals, they were listed in Panama papers.

  28. Christin says:

    My theory for weeks has been that the family (especially the half-sister) are angling for their own reality show. Lo and behold, today the “Fail” has a story that includes a claim that a US cable network wants to do one. They especially want Daddy Dearest.

    Maybe these never-ending interviews are part of his “audition”? He clearly isn’t trying to repair his relationship with his daughter or endear himself to Harry’s relatives.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      She’s apparently in negotiations to replace Stormy Daniels on CBB but that’s BS as she was already replaced by some not so funny comedian. Plus the show usually only runs for a week.

      • Christin says:

        She is probably fabricating the Bravo story as well. They probably reached out to networks, trying to sell a “Keeping up with the Markles” concept.

    • Peg says:

      Some on Twitter is saying scammy is doing a commercial for a stool product, don’t know if it is true.
      A family show with dad in Mexico, scammy in Virginia, Jr. the woman beater in Oregon, can you see these three together in a room, without violence involve.
      Scammy is such a liar, she is on BB, papa smurf is doing a clothing line.
      If Thomas tells a story three times, they’re three different versions.
      I want to see the hospital bill and pictures of him in Jamiaca, since when he shows PH respect? He knows Meghan was married.
      We know he could not keep quiet, nothing he does or says will change what people see a sloppy mess.
      He will be out next week with another lie.

  29. PlayItAgain says:

    Omg, is this asshat still flapping his gums? Ugh.

  30. Jill says:

    You know, if you and every other outlet would just stop covering him in any way, he might actually go away. Gossip press is still press.

  31. aquarius64 says:

    The Sunday Times put out a story about Meghan and Harry in Scotland with Charles and Camilla at the Castle of May. Bad Dad was referenced in the story and it said Meghan will not engage because to her it’s a private matter and she didn’t want him disparaged. Bad Dad may have worst dirt on him and the palace have receipts.

    • Peg says:

      Is she in Canada or Scotland? Saw on YouTube that she was flying to Canada, but no pictures.

      • aquarius64 says:

        I think Canada is a plant story to throw the press off the scent to where she really is. The Markles are stupid enough to confront her or Doria.

  32. Giddy says:

    Tom Markle worked on General Hospital for several years and I think he is getting his storylines from the soap opera. Today it’s Scientology and after that Kaiser has it exactly right: the Illuminati, the Priory of Sion etc. Next, does Meghan have amnesia? Is the BRF medicating her to forget her loving Papa? Or, has she been replaced by a double? Or maybe an alien? Or a secret twin?
    Yes, it’s Markle’s General Hospital! Maybe that’s where he got the idea of using a fake heart attack to keep from going to the wedding. He either needs a better writer, or to shut up. Please make it shut up.

  33. Jane Doe says:

    At midlife, after going no contact with my family of origin, after leaving my abusive marriage, in despair at my inability to escape interpersonal dynamics where I was the scapegoat, I googled the phrase “my family is like a cult”. I learned about malignant narcissism and borderline personality disorder, and how, unfortunately, some individuals use their mental illnesses to abuse others. This “cult” tidbit is an interesting tell. Projection. It’s an amazing feat to unravel oneself from narcissistic abuse. Abusers attach themselves to people who have all the traits they lack, and isolate the often, kind, empathetic and successful individuals from their networks of support. When abuse victims try to leave, abusers tell everyone that the victim is the one who who committed all the despicable acts of abuse.

    • Catrìona says:

      Most discouraging is the willingness of ordinary, normal people, friends and even relatives, to believe the narcissist’s exaggerations, stories, and outright lies that he/she tells about an individual. It is not unusual to find that people who accept these lies as truth have known the person being slandered for years, even decades.

  34. Tw says:

    He needs a paycheck and this is easy money if you don’t mind abusing and humiliating your daughter.

  35. Pamm says:

    Unfortunately, all TM stories are usually picked up by so many outlets and they usually have the highest comments. Cosmo, Elle, Maire Claire and the list goes on and on. American and British media are milking it dry and making money from the clicks. Most British media seem to be gloating and as someone pointed out, they are getting back at Harry by using Meghan’s family to attack her. It hurts so much more when it’s your father attacking you on a daily basis. The media knows this and they are twisting the knife deeper and deeper into Harry’s chest by giving the Markles a platform. The RF definitely has receipts on TM but I doubt it would ever be published because they would only make TM spill dirt on Meghan that she would prefer no one knows. It’s so sad.

  36. aquarius64 says:

    If there was really any dirt on Meghan the queen would not haven’t given Harry permission to marry her. As a not Brit marrying in they had to vet her and the family.

    What is scary is some of the Fail comments, that someone needs to do away with Dad, silence him permanently. Someone may take that to heart.

  37. hershey says:

    I put out comments on another thread about the personal costs William and Harry pay for being royals. Like having a father in law blab for first three months of your marriage.

    Nothing I said had anything to do with the amount of public money spent on them. I have no idea and no opinion about the amount. And I do not pay any tax in the UK, so that isn’t my business.

    Point I am trying to make is that William and Harry do pay a cost personally for their place in public life.

    Not in a way that can be measured in money.

    And not in a way that can or should be remedied with money. But those costs should be acknowledged for the arrangement to be fair.

    Not by the people here on this thread. By the British press and public in general.

  38. Lorelei says:

    This man is a disgusting excuse for a human being. What I find confusing is how he managed to keep his fat mouth shut for so long before the wedding, and why Meghan even took the risk of inviting him. She is handling the situation expertly, IMO, because eventually he will run out of BS to say and this will taper off. But what on earth happened to make him fly off the handle so spectacularly the week before the wedding?

    • Gm says:

      Not sure about the timeline but I thought because he was outed or about to be outed about the posing for photos. In that DM started asking him about having photo proof so he realized it was going to drop and he exploded, kind of like falling off the wagon and he hasn’t been able to climb back on.

  39. hershey says:


    Hi again too! Everything you say is very true. His admitted drug problems in the 70s may or may not be connected to the present.

    But any significant use 20 years hurt Meghan in some way if she had regular contact with him.

    Which he blew right past and failed to acknowledge when he raised the issue.

  40. Pamm says:

    Aquarius, saying if Meghan had dirt , the Queen wouldn’t have let Harry marry her is like saying Fergie, Camilla etc were investigated and were found to be squeaky clean for the Queen to have given her blessings for her “saintly” sons to marry them. Not forgetting Kate who was photographed in embarrassing positions rolling out of clubs before marrying Will. Her past was whitewashed and many of those embarrassing pictures were scrubbed out of most online sites. Every single person has embarrassing stuff that would not want to be made public, Meghan inclusive.

    • Peg says:

      Kate was not killing anyone, going to clubs and getting drunk, big freaking deal, she lives in England, what’s to white wash.
      Was watching a TV show about Friday and Saturday nights in Manchester or some other city, the police and paramedics have their hands full with people coming of clubs drunk, pissing all over the place, vomiting, fighting, and all are not Kate’s age.
      Fergie problem was money, Diana was a member of aristocracy, with a little more money, and yes both had affairs.
      It’s A fact both Charles and Camilla committed adultery.
      Meghan is woman enough to own her mistakes.

      • Pamm says:

        Peg, everyone has made dumb mistakes in the past and most familes have skeletons in the cupboard. The point I was trying to make is that I believe the royal family has ‘dirt’ ( like the type they released about TMs fake heart attack) on TM but if they decide to go rogue on him, it may end up hurting Meghan the more, because you can’t fight with someone like him who has nothing to lose. TM will only spill stuff and family secrets (which all familes on earth have) about Meghan which would rather not be out in the open. It’s laughable to assume that the fact that Harry was allowed to marry Meghan means she’s squeaky clean. No one on earth is squeaky clean. Even the pope.

    • Peg says:

      Are you serious? if poisonus Vonnie or thomas had something major to spill about Meghan, it would be out by now, they both have no filters.
      Yes there are actually people in this World squeaky clean.
      There are not too many pictures of Thomas and Meghan after high school. At some point she had to realize that he was not to be trusted.
      Why do you think that Doria is pictured at major events in her life.

  41. Clementine says:

    The fact that they don’t have diarrhea of the mouth doesn’t make them a cult Mr. Markle. It means that they know how to keep their mouths shut.

  42. nyc rich says:

    This whole fiasco is about money.
    The Royals have it and Thomas Markle wants it.

  43. Peg says:

    Thomas said he went to Meghan’s wedding in Jamaica, and he Contributed by selling his FaceBook stock.
    Initial public offering of Facebook, The social networking company Facebook held its initial public offering (IPO) on May 18, 2012.
    The IPO was the biggest in technology and one of the biggest in Internet history, with a peak market capitalization of over $104 billion.
    Meghan’s wedding in Jamaica was September 2011.
    So how could Thomas sell shares that were not in existence.
    Waiting for the wedding pictures.

    • Gm says:

      Good fact checking Peg! Why does he lie about stuff do easily checked?

    • hershey says:


      You are a better investigative journalist than the folks working at the sad Daily Mail. Can’t believe they get paid for these stories. No effort to check facts, or find additional information.

      Thinking to check to see when that stock was made available was great. I wonder what the DM editor would think if you emailed and asked about the omission.

      I’m not one of those people that complain about fake news. I’m not on that side of the aisle. But journalists being lazy contributes to the lack of trust out there

    • hershey says:


      What kind of publication is Daily Mail? What I used to see was fawning, in depth coverage of what kate middleton decided to wear anytime she stepped out the door.

      With fully sleuthed out designers, costs, and exact moment each item sold out.

      If they can be hot on the case for the latest pair of earrings she is wearing and they have all the details on each of the 999 others pairs she owns, what is going on with these Meghan stories?

      I also thought they liked the royal family. Compared to other papers. Doesnt seem like it lately.

      No offense to those that love Kate’s clothes. I’m just more a fan of the cool pants and shoes Meghan wears.

      • Princessk says:

        @hersshey. You are right, once upon a time the Daily Mail was a very middle class newspaper and supportive of the royal family. But when Diana came on the scene, they found out how much money they could make, and everything went downhill from there. Now they absolutely love royal scandals and are just as bad as the Sun newspaper. The Daily Mirror seems better.

      • hershey says:


        Take credit where credit is due….you were looking into the story. And found a discrepancy, even if on Twitter. You may not have been first, but you looked. Initial stock offering not something I thought to check. I’m sas impressed. (sure as sh!t)

    • Clementine says:

      You go, Peg! Great work…

    • Lizabeth says:

      I think you are into something @Peg! However, Facebook “shares” did exist prior to the IPO. They were just held privately. From what I’ve read, one reason FB went public was because the number of shareholders was approaching 500 people/firms and there’s something about 500 that triggers SEC compliance stuff. So if that was going to happen anyway, why not go public and get some capital? Regardless, I seriously doubt TM was 1 of the 500.

      • Peg says:

        My bad, credit goes to a poster on Twitter.
        Another Twitter posted verified court documents that scammy abused her youngest daughter, and agreed with the father got custody.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Indeed – many of those private held shares where with venture capitalists and people like the founder of Napster and Peter Thiel (co-founder of PayPal). I hardly think Evil Papa Smurf had the moolah to be one of the initial 500 investors. Thiel paid half a mill for his 10% back in 2004.

        And anyway I thought he blew through his lottery winnings with bad investments. I hardly think FB is a bad investment.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        ^ Additional the initial 500 were reported to have made around $6 BILLION between them when FB did go public in 2012. Its a slim possibility he did have shares if he invested his lottery winnings with companies like Goldman Sacs or one of the other venture capitalist companies that owned shares privately but I think he’d lost all his winnings by then.

  44. Ski says:

    Please stop covering him.

  45. Feeshalori says:

    Blah blah blah blah blah. Shut it, you pathetic windbag. All talk and no substance. You are now officially an embarrassment to yourself.

  46. Henny says:

    So much sympathy for MM. I’ve always seen her to be ambitious, and while that can have some obvious negative connotations it also has many obvious advantages, but this debacle with her father has most clearly illuminated her true character in a way little else could. I’m sure she’s an as flawed human as the next person, but she’s also clearly a deeply moral and kind person. She may embellish for professional reasons, but at her core she is a very decent person is my guess. So my genuine hope for her is that she is able to eventually find a peaceful relationship with her father and enjoys her married life. She’s earned it.

  47. sommolierlady says:

    Stop…absolutely STOP reporting on him and only then will he fade away. Every website that rehashes his garbage, including this one, is responsible for this dickweed. STOP.