Thomas Markle sold a copy of Meghan’s handwritten letter to the Mail on Sunday

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Of course there’s still “fallout” from the Duchess of Sussex authorizing her friends to speak out on her behalf to People Magazine. People Mag’s cover story is a gossip goldmine, part of it a clapback to the White Markles, and part of it a slap in the face to the petty and salty British tabloid press. The royal reporters really see themselves as the “gatekeepers” to What Is Royally Acceptable, and they do not believe a black American actress is Royally Acceptable. They’ve made that clear from the beginning. The issue is that even though they’ve made that perfectly clear, people still like Meghan and people still root for her. People are even taking Meghan’s side over the self-assigned royal gatekeepers. And man, those gatekeepers are salty about it.

The latest is from the Daily Mail’s Rebecca English, who tries to push several narratives all at once, only most of them don’t make sense. English basically claims that Meghan didn’t inform anyone about the People cover, which… I still don’t see how that’s possible. It’s possible/probable that Buckingham Palace wasn’t informed. But I believe that Kensington Palace was in the loop throughout, if not helping to organize the People cover. Mostly, English and her sources (both named and anonymous) are still upset that Meghan won’t just sit there, day after day, and silently suffer abuse from all sides. That’s the argument the royal gatekeepers keep making: why won’t she just shut up and take all of this racist bullsh-t and blatant lies?

Speaking of blatant lies, Thomas Markle’s first big pushback on the People cover story was to run to TMZ and speak to them anonymously. TMZ reported that “a close friend of Thomas Markle” told the outlet that “all the claims made by Meghan’s friends about his relationship with his daughter are “bulls***”and that it’s “nonsense” that Thomas knows how to get in touch with her. Yeah, I don’t know what the “proof” is supposed to be, but that’s not it.

Then, last night, the Mail on Sunday revealed their big exclusive: a copy of Meghan’s handwritten letter to her father, which she sent him last August. Keep the timeline in mind – this was months after her wedding, and in those months, both Thomas and Samantha Markle had gone on a publicity tour to destroy Meghan and call her an awful person. You can see the Mail on Sunday’s exclusive here – it’s clear that Thomas DID sell the letter (or a photocopy of the letter) to the Mail. Which I thought would happen, even if the letter actually disproves all of Thomas’s previous claims.

Also: the Daily Mirror claims that Samantha Markle (Grant) will have made about £100,000 from Meghan’s baby before the birth. Samantha is getting paid from “two TV documentaries, chat shows, a book and £2,000-an-hour interviews.” A “source” told the Mirror: “Samantha has every right to celebrate the birth of her niece or nephew in spring and will talk about her connection to Meghan, as they are family. She does not have an outlandish lifestyle so the money will make a difference to her. She has never been given a penny by Meghan so she has every right to earn her own money in this way.” It would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic. “She as never been given a penny by Meghan…” like that’s something notable, like older, deranged, estranged half-sisters are constantly being financially supported by their younger half-sisters. Samantha needs to get a f–king job.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    These people are despicable .

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Appealing to all the super-smart women on Celebitchy…….does anyone have any idea how we can help support this woman against these appalling, never-ending attacks? I refuse to accept that she has to just sit down and take this level of abuse, as Kaiser correctly says, “from all sides”…..constantly.

      CB Lawyers, PR specialists, Journalists etc….please, please speak up…..

      1) what can She/Harry do to fight back?
      2) What can WE do to help her? Petitions, social media support, etc?

      • Best advice – no attempt at fighting back, a dignified silence is the only way to go. As long as Meghan and Harry respond, the Markles have more fuel for their fire.

      • Princessk says:

        Yes, what can we do to help?

      • Jemimaleopard says:

        I wish H&M would cut off access to the RR’s and publications who collude with The White Markles and those who continually attack her with their racist dog whistles and continued othering of her.

      • Marjorie says:

        I’m not super smart nor am I a publicist, but I have had to deal with narcissists before, and the only way to go is total silence and disengagement. Sending a five page handwritten (hand-drawn, almost) letter and then getting Serena Williams and other friends to talk to People only fed the beast. When Daddy and Sammy got that letter, all they saw was how important they are (well, also a hundred grand).

      • OzJennifer says:

        I know this won’t happen, but in my (petty) dreams there’s no baby-outside-hospital photo opportunity. Only selected photographers invited in to take photos. I’m sure you can all guess which publications I’d be denying photo opportunities to.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        I’ve been a proponent of the “no engagement” strategy for a while, but it’s since become clear that that was not working. They evidently don’t need her participation at all to keep their abuse going, since they’re fighting on the same side as the media.

        I was dubious of the “five friends” strategy, but at the very, very least, it’s closed the discussion on this man’s motives. Only a plain liar can pretend not to see that he’s been after two things alone, from the start:

        Money 💵 💰 + Attention.

        Now that that is done, surely, there must be a way to attach some sort of penalty (financial would be best), on them, each time they speak? Is there really no legal recourse?

      • Franny Days says:

        Stop clicking on daily mail articles.

      • Jamie says:

        Stop clicking on articles about it and stop watching shows on which they appear. The only way it stops is if those companies see that they can’t continue to make more money off it.

      • Himmiefan says:

        Belgium calling is right; do nothing but live their lives. There’s nothing they can do. Right now, she’s suffering the pushback from having her friends speak out, which maybe was still worth it to her. Meghan and Harry just need to ignore the press (hard to do, I know), and focus on their marriage, their family, and their work. Over time, things will die down. They did for Camilla.

        I blasted the DM in the comments for their obsession with destroying Meghan and noted that everyone knew that her trash father would sell the letter. Same with the handwriting character-assassination followup. I also noted how handwriting analysis had been debunked and is not allowed in court.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        @BELLA DUPONT I have contacted ofcom in regards to Piers Morgan and his morning show constantly giving her so called dad a platform to attack her, I also complained about outlets such as DM etc but unfortunately nothing, I really don’t know what else can be done.
        I secretly want Harry and Meghan to just say ‘F@#k it we’re out’ and walk away from the royal family who I don’t think have their best interests at heart.

      • therealMrsKC says:

        You realize she has millions of dollars and some of the best PR people in the WORLD on her side right? Not to mention now being part of one of the most powerful families on the planet. But yeah, lets start a campaign. NOPE. LOL! I Im sorry but that was a ridiculous thing to suggest, Bella. I suppose your hearts in the right place but come on.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ therealmrs

        1) I can see how you’d think that…..if you happen to think money is absolutely everything.

        2) most Bullying scenes have more than two participants: the bully and the victim are just two parties. The third part is the crowd – they can either choose to intervene and end the incident, or they can choose to cheer on the bully.

        I know what I’m choosing to do.

        @ Galla

        I doubt donating money would be useful in this case…..but to be honest, you probably need to be capable of empathy to understand Bohemian Angel’s efforts…..so…..

        😀👍

      • minx says:

        I don’t think you can do much about people who hate Meghan for whatever reason. Anyone with a brain can see the truth about these freeloaders and I think, if anything, it makes Meghan more sympathetic.

      • Hershey says:

        Thomas owns the physical letter, but Meghan retains the copyright. Thomas has the right to sell the physical letter, but Meghan retains the right to publish or not publish the content.

        Daily Mail is obviously not concerned about any fine they might be ordered to pay.

        I have always thought that the turn the other princess check and sail on was not a viable strategy. He is a different pr beast for the palace. And her friends have confirmed that she is a real woman with human feelings, and is suffering from the media sanctioned abuse.

        Her child is being affected. Maternal stress is proven to affect the fetus. The stress hormones surging through mom surge through fetus as well.

        Her strategy of using People is a good place to start. Her dad dumping her letter helped her by shedding some light on what’s really happened. His letter back to her also makes him look bad.

        She probably didnt expect him to publish these letters, but his stupid move seems like a bonus for her.

        Hopefully by showing her family she will fight back, this will end.

        Palace strategy of making her a silent victim should have been abandoned months ago.

      • Mac says:

        I think Meghan expected him to immediately sell the letter, which is why she wrote it. She wants to get her side of the story out and what better way to do it than by getting her father to disprove his lies for a few bucks? When he sat on it, they made it publicly know in the People Mag article and offers no doubt came pouring in.

        Now her side of the story is on the record and TM is unquestionably the bad guy. It’s actually a masterful PR strategy.

        ETA: William could learn a few tricks about managing the press from Meghan, she knows what she is doing.

      • Princessk says:

        @BohemianAngela….well done for writing to Ofcom. I intend to write letters of complaint to the Daily Mail. I also think that Harry and Meghan would welcome letters and cards of support, they don’t get to read them all but they will get reports about the tone and volume. I also think lots of supportive wishes for the new baby.

        I don’t agree with staying away from DM, go there and show support for the couple on a site full of lunatic trolls . Someone on DM actually said that Meghan planned to have the baby in April to take away attention from W&K ‘S wedding anniversary….

      • DiegoInSF says:

        Boycott the daily fail. Don’t link to it and never visit it no matter how clickbaity it might be. I used to visit it daily for the gossip but after someone here suggested boycotting it due to their racist, mysogynistic, homophobic coverage, I haven’t been on it once this year.

      • BlueSky says:

        I don’t know how it works in the UK but in the USA people tend to go after the advertisers who run ads on shows or print when they continue to print or have a TV personality that continues to spew not so subtle racist sh@t. I don’t bother with the Daily Mail but maybe reaching out to those companies who advertise in the Daily Mail and threaten to boycott them???

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        @PrincessK I don’t care for the royals but I like Harry and Meghan. When it was revealed that they were dating i was quite interested in finding out a little about her as she was the total opposite of his usual girlfriends, she also reminded me a little of Punky Brewer lol.

        I used to read the articles about her on DM but couldn’t believe what I was reading and the comments were unbelievable, I really couldn’t believe there was so much racism and hatred here in the UK, , I had heard some stories of people getting harassed or shouted at in the street or at work after the brexit vote but the blatant racism on the DM site was upsetting. I used to try to stick up for Meghan as a fellow poc but got tired of it and found this site where she is more appreciated.
        I really don’t think going to advertisers will help as others have stated here in the UK people aren’t really interested in the BRF, I myself only got invested because of the bullying of an innocent person who dared to marry a British ‘prince’. I have tried to make a bit of a change for her but what can you do, it’s a bit of a losing battle, poor Meghan.

      • yeahyeahyeah says:

        I agree, she wrote the letter knowing there may be a larger audience than just her father. She outlined his lies, and it’s not a letter that makes him look good. The only reason he hadn’t sold it before now is because it’s unflattering, and a narcissist will not advertise someone making them look bad.

        He must have had some really good offers to put it out there, or felt forced to “defend” himself after the People article. I think it was a good strategy and only a heartless person would think Meghan has done anything wrong after reading it.

        I bet she does feel better knowing that her side has been advocated for, and I doubt we’ll hear anything else from her side about it, unless it amps up again.

      • Abby says:

        I asked this on the last post. Genuinely interested as well. What can Meghan do? Can anyone help her? This is so ridiculous and heartbreaking.

    • Alissa says:

      they are both absolute trash. I wish everyone would stop giving them any time or money whatsoever.

      • Mac says:

        My mom doesn’t give a hoot about the BRF, but she actually texted me last week to express her outrage at the Markle’s toxic jealousy.

    • Ellaus says:

      @Belgium calling. I know this is not going to be popular here, but I too agree with this posture. I don’t know if many of you have had a Narc parent or loved one but they are relentless, they won’t stop, they will always manage to twist reality and they won’t repent nor suddenly change their minds.
      So fighting them, writing them letters, or trying to make them understand your point of view, is futile. They lack the empathy to undertstand how they are hurting you, and they would manipulate everyone and everything to have the control of the narrative. They will lash back.
      No contact por Stonewalling is the way to go. Without contact, without mentioning them, not giving information about you, your feelings or thoughts you are breaking the chain, you are denying what they crave most: attention and a place in your live.
      It is easier said than done, because after all they are your family and it is a hard thing to reconcile with: your parent will never really love you nor respect you nor have your best interests as a priority.

      When I say she shouldn’t have let her friends do the People article, neither should she have written or called him ever again, it has nothing to do with gatekeeping ‘how a royal should be’ (fwiw, I really like Meghan) but it is because it just keeps feeding Thomas markle and Samantha new things, it keeps the cycle running.
      Would they shut up? No. Would they have new material, would they have a grip on her? Absolutely not. They wouldn’t be newsworthy, they would be forgotten in time…

      • Mego says:

        Spot on.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Yes, exactly right, Ellaus.

      • adastraperaspera says:

        Absolutely agree. Cutting off contact and comment is the only way.

      • BeanieBean says:

        But this isn’t just a family argument, it’s much larger than that. It’s large-scale, officially sanctioned hateful propaganda against a person of color & by extension, all other persons of color. This ugly propaganda has to be fought. Remember how it worked in the 1930s & 40s w/Hitler? And how it’s working now w/trumpelstiltskin & Fox News? It has to be fought.

      • Ellaus says:

        @Beanibean, well as much as I like Meghan, her importance in the world polítics is no were in the same order as Nazi holocaust and Trump who is the leader of one of the most inflyent countries in modern history and a man who has actually created laws that suppose an aggression of POC.
        We are all here (in this thread) because we are somehow interested in Royal gossip, Meghan or both. And it is nice but is also a echo box that amplifies how consequential this is.
        I live in the UK, and people are generally not that invested in the RF and less in this days with brexit shenanigans every day.

        I agree that on the press side the racism is blatant, and they need th chaos to sell their rags and get clicks, without caring who they throw under the bus…. but I think this is a dysfunctional parent -TM- and family attacking the scapegoat who dared to live her live out of his control, who dared to not be manipulated nor make him the center of her story…. I suspect she was Low Contact and Stonewalling him for years, and No contact with Samantha for years.
        The difference between some John Doe and Thomas is that he has been given a global platform.
        In my opinion she should keep doing as she has been doing: living and enjoying her life at its most. Achieving things, changing the lives of others…. And ignoring her father forever, because he will not change. Never. He may say that he has, even behave as he has, but he won’t.
        If she sues them, it will only feed them, and get the press more ‘news’ to sell. Honestly, only a hitman would get him to shut his mouth.

      • Meg says:

        I come from a family filled with narcissists too so i agree no contact is best and is recommended-but meghan is dealing with being a public person so i can see her desire to set the record straight to preserve her public image. Meg is in a tough position, i dont envy it

      • Tanya says:

        Except that the press is going to keep feeding his narcissm. Going no contact doesn’t work if you can’t cut off the enablers too, and she can’t cut off the press. It’s literally her job.

        I think she’s hoping that she has given him enough rope to hang himself. She wanted that letter out, and she knew this would prompt him to sell it.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ therealmrs

      1) I can see how you’d think that…..if you happen to think money is absolutely everything.

      2) most Bullying scenes have more than two participants: the bully and the victim are just two parties. The third part is the crowd – they can either choose to intervene and end the incident, or they can choose to cheer on the bully.

      I know what I’m choosing to do.

      • GracieO says:

        I read on one site 22nd of Feb is an international day for anti bullying campaign and some posters are planning to call out DM for bullying Meghan and want people to join in calling out DM. I am happy her dad released that letter because it proved Meghan’s friends told the truth and he was getting financial support from Meghan. The whole world now knows he is liar and are calling him out.
        The only people who didn’t want Meghan to respond are haters or Cambridge fans. They wanted the lies to continue and Meghan and Harry to suffer in silence. I am glad the truth is out whether they accept it or not, the world knows TM is a pathological liar . Majority of the public are on Meghan’s side and calling the white Markles racists.and trash.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Ellaus: I get it, you’re right. I need to give more thought before commenting.

      • Ellaus says:

        I don’t know if I am right, I was actually expressing how I see the situation, and I do think you were right when you stated that it is a racist attack from the press, I just added the fact that they are using this narcissit father as a weapon, and that he will be lashing out frequently. Nothibg is going to change him.

  2. Jemimaleopard says:

    Did you see the latest on the DM?? A ‘handwriting expert’ has ‘analysed’ Meghan’s letter and concluded she’s “a narcissistic self-controlled showman”. The whole thing makes *me* angry and sends my anxiety through the roof so I can’t even begin to imagine how Meghan feels.

    • Lena says:

      the daily mail employees are trying to clean up a bit of thomas image but it is not working.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I think they r working overtime on the comments section.

      • Mac says:

        The DM can trash Meghan all they want, but she is a great draw for American tourists. Rather than breaking her down, they should be building her up and letting all of us across the pond know how much the UK loves their American Duchess.

        I have been to the UK a number of times, but have never visited Windsor Castle. I suddenly really want to catch a glimpse of Frogmore Cottage. Silly, I know, but I love that an American married Harry.

    • Princessk says:

      I know it’s terrible. The Daily Mail as usual leading the charge, the hatred of that newspaper towards Meghan knows no bounds. The editorial policy is definitely to raise the profile of the Duchess of Sussex while at the same time tear Meghan’s down.

      We need to know who is behind this policy and why the Palace appear to be doing very little.

      However l do think that it is a clever move by Meghan, forcing her father to publish the letter before he was ready to do it. For all we know Meghan’s team may have got wind of the father and Scammy’s next move, and launched a preemptive strike to steal their thunder.

      I wanted what else the Markles from hell have got left in their arsenal, it can’t be much. We now have proof that Thomas was demanding money from Meghan and then selling stories when she refused to cough up. Meghan has been giving this idiot money for a long time but he clearly has a ‘problem ‘ that has been alluded to by the wife of a well know reality show rock star, and sh knows the signs.

      Thomas Markle is such a fool, so easily manipulated by DM, when they tell him to jump he jumps. The fact that the letter was handed over so quickly shows how closely the Markles are working with the Daily Mail. Disgraceful.

    • Scal says:

      Yes and they are like “this disproves everything she was saying about being loving and calling him out” Did they even read the same letter or are they just trying to make themselves look good and her bad? (I know the answer to this already)

    • Himmiefan says:

      I wish someone would write a hit piece on him. He’s got to have skeletons in his closet.

      • BlueSky says:

        @Hammifan him and Samantha both. I don’t think Samantha has any relationship with her own children and I’m sure she’s not reporting all this money to the IRS. She got into a Twitter spat with her nephew a while back. Someone published his birth certificate and when someone suggested he sue he said it would be pointless because they don’t have any money. Samantha is scary because she’s clearly unstable.

      • Mia says:

        from my understanding, her daughter got married and she wasn’t there. I believe her own mother doesn’t have anything to do with her. I wish Ronan Farrow would write a piece about not only them but how the Royal family is being really quiet.
        Wonder what the commonwealth countries think of all this.

      • Matriarch says:

        There is an interesting article written from a commonwealth citizen from Zambia, saying the majority of the commonwealth nations are African and they are watching with dismay how the only RF member with African ancestry is being crucified in the flesh with the UK tabloids using the toxic Markles as the nails in her hands and GMB’s Piers Morgan as the nails in her feet.

        He said with the UK leaving Brexit they need the African countries but more commonwealth citizens are thinking about allying with China since the optics show that they consider the DoS as less than human. The palace has not realized that “never complain, never explain” will not cut it in the digital age of the 20th Century. Back with Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend were an item, most of the country supported Margaret and Peter. If Peter had had a bitter malicious relative like Thailand Thomas’s other daughter – and if that bitter relative had access to a global audience for their slander, like Twitter, he would have been dispatched to Belgium or even the Moon faster than greased lightening.

        If the UK want to save its precious Commonwealth, they need to do damage control and come into the 21st Century.

    • BCity says:

      What the actual ffffff?! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…do these people really think going HAM on a pregnant newlywed who hasn’t done anything to offend anyone is a good look? Aside from being repugnant in every possible way, who is so delusional that they think this approach is going to sway public opinion? I can-NOT.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Oh, good gad. And if she had a profession different from acting they would have come up with a completely different analysis, but no doubt equally hateful.

    • Catrìona says:

      -LOL- Anyone who was educated in the US at a private Catholic girls’ school will recognise Meghan’s style of penmanship. It’s the style that is taught in these schools. Every day the nuns drilled us, and we were given marks on how close our handwriting came to the ideal.

      And God help the girls who were left-handed….

      The diocesan schools also taught penmanship. However, the nuns and brothers were less diligent about forcing the pupils to attain the high level of prefection that was expected in the private schools.

      https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/play-in-mind/201306/cursive-your-brain

      Outside of school, many of the girls added flourishes to their handwriting as an expression of individuality. (We had to remember to leave off the personal adaptations when we were at school.)

      I no longer write. Like most structural engineers and architects, I print.

      • minny says:

        ALL OF THIS^^^^ Former Chicago Diocese student.

      • OriginalLala says:

        aside from the flourishes, this is also how I write. i went to an all-girls Catholic school in Canada, and I’m only a few years younger than Meghan

      • Catrìona says:

        @minny… @OriginalLala….

        It’s said that no one ever gets over a Catholic childhood.

        (I’m still afraid of nuns.)

        That said, whether private or diocesan, a GOOD Catholic education shapes kids for life. A kid comes out of it a different person than had the kid been educated at equally good public or non-denominational private schools.

        (On the plus side, I can say the Hail Mary in Scots Gaelic.)

        Meghan has been formed by a progressive Catholic ethos. With that in mind, I don’t see her accepting her unrepentant father back into her life. Not without the Confession, Repentance, and the Amendment of Life. IOW, he would have to recognise, accept, and feel sorry for the harm he has done to Meghan, and promise never to do it again.

        In the popular jargon of modern America, Thomas Markle needs to exercise Personal Responsibility.

        Now there’s a problem when Personal Responsibility clashes head-on with the kind of overweening sense of Entitlement that afflicts ego-driven men like TM.

        ‘Every form of refuge has its price.’
        — (Lyin’ Eyes)

        Just for fun, a wee song about growing up Catholic :

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJfQ8MJ9Oys

    • ClaraBelle says:

      I was a bit curious about the added flourishes in her handwriting…who does that in a family letter? But I remembered that she is an accomplished calligrapher and even made money at it during her earlier years, so maybe it DOES come naturally to her. (she should have used it on the bananas! lol)

      The fancy writing might also give some weight to the theory that she wrote it knowing that he would eventually sell it. She was able to expose his bullshit and show off her script.

  3. Maya says:

    I think Meghan laid a trap for Thomas and he fell for it.

    I think she truly tried to repair the bond but she also knew that he will sell her out again.

    By releasing this letter, Thomas just turned the public opinion against him. He proved Meghan’s point.

    • Eliza says:

      I do too. The anonymous friends mentioning the letter that never was shown… we all thought there’s no way this man wouldn’t sell a letter by now, and now reading it Im sure she thought he would have sold it immediately too. But the People article must have drove up the price to make it worth it for his greedy hands to give over, falling for it. She gets her words out there, and he’s the one with the dirty hands.

    • Kittycat says:

      I completely agree.

      The letter us the last thing Thonas has to sell of value.

      It clearly shows he and his daughter samantha only care about money.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Indeed he did the dirty work for her by releasing the letter and proving the people story. She will have expected this.

      The only way to get rid of these vermin is to completely burn them, make them soo toxic that no one will touch them. I think that slap down is coming, H and M will protect that baby and if it means destroying her father and his side of the family in the process so be it.

      Meghan can now never have a relationship with him and that is the most heartbreaking thing of all.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        While there is heartbreak, it’s less about that particular man, and more about the void where a healthy father should or could have been. Anyone who has had to cut a poison parent out of their life has had to give up at some point on trying to make that parent be better (to borrow a phrase!) and accepted that they will not change. I’d guess Meghan’s letter was her final attempt and she put her all into it; it didn’t work; she’ll be suffering this embarrassing ordeal in public until he and her terrible step-sister flame out.

        Well, she had one prince walk her down the aisle at her wedding, and another promise lifelong commitment … let’s hope the new men in her life help her overcome the privacy her new love and position required her to abandon. She must have assessed the tradeoff before saying “Yes” and decided that her father and stepsister would be temporary hurdles (as they will be).

        Dealing with difficult families is torture, whether in private or public.

      • Olive says:

        @who are these people, Meghan does not have a stepsister, she has a half sister. She and Samanatha share a biological parent. A stepsister would be if Thomas were remarried and his wife had a daughter from a previous relationship.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Thanks Olive for correcting my understanding. Got it.

      • Mego says:

        @olive true she is a half sister but totally behaves like a wicked step sister a la Cinderella.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree that she expected him to sell the letter once it was mentioned. What’s so weird is that TM thinks showing the letter clears him when it only shows he has been lying the whole time.

      • minx says:

        That’s the only reason why I thought he wouldn’t sell it. But he doesn’t care how bad it makes him look, as long as he got his check.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        He had to sell it quickly, in case she decided to release it on her own. In that case, the letter would have then been worth = $0.

        In my view, Anyone who supports this man and his other daughter after the events of this weekend is one of the following:

        1) A ignoramus with no idea of the full facts of the story (in that case, you shouldn’t really have an opinion if you don’t know the facts, should you?)
        2) Out and out racists – one of the defining features of racists is their inability to empathize with others from other races. So Thomas might as well be sh-tting on a cardboard box, so who cares?
        3) Sadists – some people get off on watching others suffer and/or in pain. So I guess that covers the Tumblr and Royal dish lot.

      • Mel says:

        This!! If anything, the letter proves Meghans side of the story. I saw it on the daily fail last night. Too bad they didnt allow for comments because even though I never put comments there I wanted to be like, if you dont believe her after this and the comments he made then you are just racist and looking for any excuse to hate on her. Shes not perfect, shes made mistakes but my god, poor woman has been dragged down. Enough is enough.

      • OzJennifer says:

        So, Thomas Snr is a lying liar who lies? There’s a surprise. But I’m sure the DM will twist this to attack Meghan any way, any how.

      • jan90067 says:

        Of COURSE they’re trying to twist it. They “narrate” each section of the letter under a pic of that portion. What I don’t get is WHAT are they trying to do? I mean in the sense, is that this doesn’t MAKE sense! It SHOWS Evil Papa Smurf is a turd, but it’s like they’re trying to show it as him being all noble…????? What am I missing??? This PROVES what she’s said all along.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Notice they haven’t published the entire thing? I suspect they’ve taken out the bits most sympathetic to her.

        Plus, I think her strategy was a lot more aggressive than they were expecting…..in that frame of mind, could she also resort to releasing the letter herself? I think DM/ Tom released it out of purely financial considerations.

        P.S this bulls-t about not getting paid for the letter…..well, I bet an obscure, offshore trust somewhere got a quiet “ donation” from the Daily Mail shortly after this exchange.

      • PrincessK says:

        I also believe that the Daily Mail knew about the existence of this letter all along and Thomas Markle’s agent has been waiting to see how he could get the biggest payout for his client. Yes, greedy Markle has fallen right into the trap, and I believe that it has stolen any thunder that Scammy Grant might have.

        The Daily Mail needs to be investigated, there is something very nasty going on in their Editorial Board, when will somebody spill the beans and start whistleblowing about their very dark tactics.

        By the way, it seems as though DM is blocking my comments of support, and the fact that I am questioning their Editorial Policy.

      • Amy Too says:

        I think his “interpretation” of the letter really proves what a narcissist he is. Or maybe he has borderline personality disorder. The fact that he insists that this is a hateful letter full of Meghan yelling at him without cause, and that he can’t see the love, hurt, or hope of a reconciliation/resolution to their problems in it, is crazy.

        He reminds me so much of my mother, who thinks everything anyone says to her is a vicious attack. She cannot interpret facial expressions or tones of voice as being anything other than mean or sarcastic. When you say nice or neutral things to her, she sees it as you playing some long con game where you’re building her up only to eviscerate her later. She truly believes that she is misunderstood victim and that every single person around her is out to get her and secretly or overtly hates her. The fact that Thomas wrote to Doria and was all “why would she do this!? I can’t beljeve she could be so cruel!” And the fact that he literally cannot seem to see that 90% of people would read that letter and interpret it in exactly the way that Meghan intended it, is so warped. But that’s how narcissists work. Anything mean or awful that THEY do is a “mistake,” “accident,” “misunderstood,” or they “didn’t really mean it, they were just upset.” But anything that anoyone else does, no matter how benign, is considered a hateful attack that they will remember forget, never forgive, and bring up to anyone who will listen. They are constantly seeking to validate their viewpoint that they are victims in this twisted world that is populated by people who are out to get them. When they can’t convince the person they’re angry at to feel badly about something, they will look for another family member, friend, or outsider to validate their feelings. When that doesn’t work and they can’t seem to get anyone to believe their worldview, they keep going further and further trying to get validation—and if the press are willing to talk to Markle, he will absolutely keep using them to get his side of the story out there with the hopes that one day, finally, the whole world will understand that he truly was the victim and that he deserves all the sympathy, money, fame, whatever that he wants.

        There were times when I was estranged from my mother and she would call all my friends, my extended family, my boyfriends and their parents, my work, my school, my doctors office, my therapist, ANYONE she could think of who might reasonably be thought to know me, and she would tell them how horrible I was and try to convince everyone that I was on drugs, or mentally ill, or that I was in abusive relationships and friendships, and that the only way I could be “saved” was to be returned to her so she could “help” me. If I were famous, she would’ve absolutely given interviews to the press in an attempt to slander me, help her own image, and ruin my life so that I would be forced to return to her and rely on her for everything. She would cry and frame it as “being worried” about me. If the actual facts of my life didn’t fit for why someone should be worried, she would make stuff up. So many people have never had to deal with a narcissist and they can’t fathom that anyone would lie like that or have their facts so twisted, so they don’t understand why you’re being “so mean” to your parent, because “they seem like they’re just worried about you,” or “they just really want you to call them one time.” They are master manipulators.

    • Eyfalia says:

      On top of this the letter writer has absolute copyright and I doubt it very much, that the daily fail asked for Meghans permission to print it. It could get expensive.

      For me they are all burned, her white family side and the tabloids. They were so greedy that they all fell into the trap. Well done! The new PR man is worth every penny he gets.

      • Mia says:

        did you notice the letter was 1 of 5, 2 of 5 etc. this way they could add more to the letter, Brilliant Move Megs, Queen Elizabeth 1, (who did something similar when writing to her sister Queen Mary) would be proud.

    • Milla says:

      He fell into the trap. But the public will always judge her first. Thats why i think it was not good idea to talk to People. Haters gonna hate no matter what. Meg is not a celebrety, shes a royal now, no need to explain her insane father

      • Bren says:

        Meghan should have never been put in the position to defend herself from the terrible Markles, but here we are thanks to the British media giving them a platform. This was definitely a one-off from Meghan and her team to render TM worthless while shutting down the lies and narrative he was selling that she’s an ungrateful daughter that abandoned him.

      • Hershey says:

        I think just ignoring him would have worked had he not had a global platform with the British news media to say whatever he wanted without any journalistic oversight, no fact checking, no attempt to present her side of the problem.

        Her friends made clear in the People story that this is affecting her. There have been other previous leaks that she is unhappy.

        She has had leaks from inside the palace, which have also been negative, so they do not have her back either. Living well and ignoring a toxic person is the best revenge, but only if you are in fact living well. She clearly is not having an easy time right now.

        Letting her family know she is not going to silently let them lie and get paid for it is her only recourse. This story wasnt going away on it’s own, some course of action was needed.

    • Kebbie says:

      He also released the content of his email (I think?) requesting a photo op that was mentioned by her friends. She probably drove up the price of the letter’s value, but maybe she realized it was his last card to play so she decided it was better to make him play it.

    • Himmiefan says:

      Good for her!

    • Redgrl says:

      @maya – I agree. I think it was a very tactical PR move. It forced his hand with the letter and showed his true colours. Nicely done.

    • Pandy says:

      Agree. Smartest thing she could do! That should shut this nonsense down, even if they try to keep it fresh. Imagine suggesting “one photo to show the world” … he’s not mentally stable, this man. The sister? Yeah, banish her from the kingdom. Why would anyone pay her to say anything when she has ZERO insight into anything?

  4. tempest prognosticator says:

    Thank God she has her mother. The Markle clan is a mess.

  5. Anna nuttall says:

    I did read that when she heard that Scammy was writing a book on her, ‘the pushy princess’, Meghan burst into tears. I really don’t blame her for crying and I wish I could give her a hug.

    • Sam says:

      Meghan is crying from laughter maybe cos yvonne has been saying that since Nov 2016 and still nothing.

      • Anna nuttall says:

        Wasn’t it suppose to be released by an independently published and timed around the Sussex’s baby?

      • Olenna says:

        IKR. Book 1 should have already been released. I guess Book 2 will be now be published in a 2-volume set, LOL!

      • jan90067 says:

        Most likely going to self-publish on Amazon. What reputable publisher will touch it?

      • Olive says:

        she hasn’t even released the first book yet now she’s running her mouth about a second one! it’s all BS.

      • minx says:

        Exactly. If anyone was really interested in this “book” it would have been published months ago.

      • Sparkly says:

        Oh man, now I totally want to (anonymously) go selfpub ‘The Diary of Pushy Peasant’s Sister’ and write it all from Meghan’s POV.

  6. Vanessa says:

    The daily mail won’t stop with their continued harassment ofMeghan because pier Morgan is obsessed with her . The royal reports can’t handle that their a woman of color of in the royal who has statuses their twisting them selfs in knots to make Meghan look bad it’s ridiculousness. I believe that Meghan and Harry decided to do this article because they we’re aware of what Thomas And Samantha were going to do Thomas the letter blow up Thomas and Samantha narrative of the cold heartless daughter who abandoned her hopeless devotion father . Samantha is a horrible human being did you guys know that Meghan is not Samantha only half sibling her mother has a son who is the same age as Meghan who claim that Samantha has always been nasty towards Meghan. And Shame on the media for continued to give Samantha air time .

  7. Who ARE these people? says:

    Not that I think Doria needs to say or do anything, but I wonder what she knows about her ex and I bet it isn’t pretty.

    • Vanessa says:

      I don’t think Doria will ever speak out if their this much faux outrageous by people and the British media for Meghan finally standing up herself what do you think the media will do to Doria . Honest believe that the British media think that Meghan is just their toy to tormented and abuses their are bullies who gotten away with bullying her for so long that they convinced themselves that she and Harry would continue to stay silent . I honestly think they their next target is Meghan and Harry child that’s why Meghan and Harry did something for all the people complaining about the article how is was too heavy handed too much . The article was brilliant the narrative that the British press and some royal reporters were pushing about Meghan was a lie . I think she knew that once the letter was mentioned Thomas would have no choose but to release it because he couldn’t help himself he has to tried to make himself seem like victim or a hero .

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Yes, I don’t think Doria will say anything either nor do I think she should. But oh to be a fly on her wall!

    • RBC says:

      I agree it must be explosive. Thomas has continued to attack and humiliate his daughter in the press, but has for the most part been very restrained in his criticism of Doria. Almost like he is afraid of her on some level. Maybe she is silent because she doesn’t want to hurt her daughter? It could be that devastating .

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Maybe, and maybe there is no money in saying anything about his ex-wife. It is also in the realm of possibility that she is still protecting her daughter – and her daughter is protecting her.

        The bizarre thing is, if he’d been cooperative, he would have been set for the rest of his miserable life. But he wasn’t, making him both miserable and stupid.

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    R we surprised. Meghan has every right to defend herself and her letter proves what we all have been saying. He’s an evil, lying manipulative narcissist who is motivated by money and his own victim hood. The letter also prove he’s been blackmailing her for years over money.

    Th e cents he released prove nothing other than his own lies. The !arkles really r the stupid hill billies people think they r.

    Everything is out in the open, history will judge Thomas and that family. Sadly they will get nastier in their attacks and the baby won’t be off limits.

  9. BasicBitch says:

    Her dad is a piece of 💩

  10. BlueSky says:

    And thus confirming he’s willing to sell her out. These two are disgusting. They don’t have any “rights” to anything. Just because you are related doesn’t automatically give you rights.

    I feel really bad for Meghan. These two are a constant embarrassment. That sister is nothing more than a stalker. The fact that these two continue to partake in this racist campaign is all I need to know about them.

  11. xdanix says:

    How the hell did he think those letters do ANYTHING but make him look awful?!?! They’re not “hitting back” at the claims of Meghan and her friends, they’re proving their points for them!! (especially where he asks her to fake it for a photo op, Jesus.)

    I’m utterly baffled as how he can possibly think they make HIM out to be the victim. Not that he ever was, but surely, SURELY he can’t think they make him look that way this time.

    • Amy Too says:

      The “and if you and Harry don’t feel like it? Fake it, maybe then the media will stop,” sounded like a threat to me. He controls the media. He has them on speedial and he gives as many interviews as he wants, and he says whatever he wants. So it sounds like he’s extorting her, here. “Pretend to like me in a photo and maybe then I’ll make all of the media stuff with me stop.”

  12. Lola says:

    I think this letter was written to be read by all. Carefully calculated to reinforce her narrative. It’s so obvious and a bit embarassing. Like a 13 year old wrote in role for an English assignment. This is just getting ridiculous now.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      What’s embarrassing is your clear support of her narcissist of a father.

    • Wha1ever says:

      Yeah that was my first thought too. This letter was always meant to have an audience.

      • Natalie S says:

        She just needed her trash father to sell her out first. And oh look, he did.

      • Anon says:

        You do realize “Lola” is none other than SM, right? Yes, she diligently trolls the comments sections pushing her garbage under pseudonyms.

      • Mich says:

        @Anon – Lol! I have no idea if that is true or not but I have long imagined that SM has hundreds of sock accounts all over the web and spends her days using them to trash Meghan. She clearly has nothing else going in her life beyond her sick stalking.

    • bread says:

      I agree. I think when she wrote it, she assumed that the letter would be another thing that he would sell to the press. She’s obviously taking the chance to defend herself and setting the record straight the only way she can. The letter doesn’t read to me like a private conversation between two people who know each other and their shared situation in and out. There’s a bit too much stilted exposition, obviously intended for an outside audience.

      I wonder if she had her friends mention the letter in People as a way of poking her father into making it public.

    • Becks1 says:

      I am sure she knew the entire time she was writing it that there was a 99% chance it would get “leaked” to the press, so I imagine that affected what she was saying and how she said it. That’s not the same thing as being “obvious and embarrassing.”

      • Chaine says:

        ITA, she knew he would eventually sell it so she couldn’t cuss him the F out in it like any of the rest of us would if he was our dad!

    • Vanessa says:

      What ridiculous is that Thomas And Samantha have been able to get away with their BS they been able to open abuse and harass a pregnant relative. The only people who should be embarrassed are the people at the daily mail and Thomas And Samantha the lengths they will go to further hurt someone for no reason other they exist and living her life. Thomas doesn’t give a damn about his relationship with Meghan he only see her as objects to use for money and publicity. The letter shown a woman who wants to put the past behind her is willing to repair a relationship with a toxic disgusting human being all because he is her father . Samantha and Thomas are profitable off the pain they are helping inflict on Meghan . Why is their always this faux outrageous when Meghan does or say something some people deemed wrong but no actually outrageous over the racist disgusting behavior of the daily mail and the gruesome twosome.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        @Vanessa-hello, I’ve really enjoyed your thoughtful posts.

        You hit the jackpot w/ “gruesome twosome “, lol 💕

    • notasugarhere says:

      tumblr misses you.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        don’t forget Royal Dish! 💩🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮

      • Olenna says:

        Yes, Tumblr, RD and a couple of others that I won’t mention because the miserable biddies there are entertaining and I wouldn’t want them to feel targeted, ha!

    • Beli says:

      The letter was written last August, after the white Markles had been all over the media spewing bile about Meghan and selling off what little information they had. Of course she’ll have chosen her words carefully. She would have been an idiot to assume it *wouldn’t* be published.

      But your “oh, she wrote it as part of a long con” attitude is weird and frankly disturbing. She’s not some psychopathic mastermind, whatever the tumblr oddities think. Thomas didn’t *have* to release the letter, in fact if it was all made up considering it completely contradicts what he’s been saying, why the hell would he? He could have completely denied its existence. Oh right, the payday and attention from publishing.

    • Elisa says:

      IMO it’s a well-written letter, but I agree with “bread”: she knew he would leak the letter to the press and therefore very carefully worded it. To be honest my first thought after reading it was it’s fake because it sounds a bit off and the bows over the letter “h” look weird. But obviously I was wrong. :)

    • Olenna says:

      Well, there would be a whole lot of parents at a disadvantage if all 13 year olds were that shrewd and intelligent. How old are you, Lola? Twelve?

    • Sharon Lea says:

      What’s embarrassing is that Thomas never called Meghan to tell her he wasn’t coming to her wedding, wouldn’t get in the car to go to the airport and has NEVER called or texted Meghan since then, but calls TMZ, DM and Piers Morgan instead.

    • Jaded says:

      Go away Samantha.

  13. Eleonor says:

    Of course he did, because stalking and abusing his daughter wasn’t enough.

  14. AnnaKist says:

    Can somebody – anybody – please roll a massive boulder over the hole this maggot keeps creeping out of? Ta.

  15. minx says:

    What horrible, horrible people.

  16. Beach Dreams says:

    Looks like the People article was a good move after all…some commenters were skeptical the other day. Thomas just validated the friends’ statements about him. He’s nothing if not predictable in trying to make himself the victim.

  17. Lindy says:

    I loathe these two pieces of garbage so much. They are shameless and disgusting. It’s infuriating that more can’t be done to shut them up.

  18. Jessica says:

    But didn’t almost everyone on here say the people article was too much… Well. Here’s the evidence that no matter what she does there’s no win regarding her family.

    • Olenna says:

      A few thought that but as I said before, it was wishful thinking that the People article would hurt her. You’re right, though. The media and people who h8te or envy her will never let up on the abuse.

  19. Becks1 says:

    He’s such a piece of crap, and shame on the DM for posting the letter. They really have no shame.

  20. RBC says:

    Good luck to Thomas ever meeting his newest grandchild. The security detail protecting Meghan, Harry and baby Sussex will have a closer relationship with the child. He can download a photo from the internet if he wants a photo. Meghan and Harry have ever right to not bother sending him any information about their child.
    As for Samantha, what goes around comes around. All her nasty behaviour will come back to bite her in the a$$. It will be glorious to see

    • Olive says:

      Thomas is already estranged from the grandchildren he already has, we all know why he’s only interested in this one.

  21. notasugarhere says:

    The DM Sunday Edition, the one with the Middletons former PR “consultant” as editor? Do tell.

  22. Heather says:

    “She as never been given a penny by Meghan…”

    This has always, always been about money. Namely the money the Markles – falsely – believe they are entitled to from Meghan.

    • minx says:

      It’s just so rich that Grant thinks she should somehow be supported by her younger half sister.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        And if she’d been nice to her earlier in life, there likely might have been help in this situation. Just shows to go you, folks, be nice to the people you meet – what goes around comes around! : )

      • Anon says:

        Listen, I wouldn’t support my own full siblings – forget about being extorted by a half-sibling with whom I had no relationship. Also: Her legal name is Samantha Grant. She only started going by Markle when it came time to cash in on their non-relationship.

    • Christin says:

      I hope the IRS, disability payors, etc., all find every cent these people have been paid.

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        Yep. Hopefully, someone has dropped a dime on her. I’m sure social security and the IRS are going to be reviewing her income in due order.

      • kelsey says:

        This!!!

        Isn’t Samantha on Social Security disability? There’s a limit as to how much money you can earn if you are collecting SSDI. I know this sounds mean but I hope someone alerts the IRS and SSDI about her extra income. I wonder how she is reporting this extra cash she is getting.

  23. Onlyashes says:

    Longtime lurker, never commenter. Someone much more astute than I pointed this out on Twitter:

    Last night on the DM, in an article by Rebecca English (I think?) went on about how Kensington Palace DIDNT know about the People story until a bit before it broke. Which is interesting because – IF W and K were the source behind the leaks and smear campaign, or if Harry and Meg believed they are, wouldn’t it make sense that KP as a whole didn’t know about the story and that Harry and Meg would play this close to the chest? And also! In that article, there were sources basically confirming this fact to the DM (that KP wasn’t aware of this interview until it broke) and somewhat poo poo’ing the whole thing. Which almost confirms that there are sources inside KP who keep in touch with the DM, and who ran to them and offered up what they knew. Which could be read as a sort of confirmation Harry and Meg’s belief that not everyone in KP is to be trusted.

    I thought it was an interesting theory. Either way, her father is gross. Her sister is gross. I feel so badly for her. I’m currently six months pregnant myself, and I could not imagine this type of stress on an almost daily basis. Hoping she’s resting well when she can.

    • Giddy says:

      This is what I worry about; the stress on her while pregnant. The cruelty of attacking her has been horrible, but doing it while Meghan is pregnant is practically criminal. I wish TQ could call in the editor of the Daily Mail and make her displeasure clear. Has she ever done anything like that?

      • jan90067 says:

        I doubt TQ would pick up the phone herself 😊. She has “the gray men/women” for that . And don’t forget, she is NOT above doing so. When the Epstein story broke, and Pedo Andy was being bandied about as his “best friend”, ALL OF A SUDDEN ALLLLLLL stories about Pedo and Eppy disappeared! So clearly, she could have her people “have a word” with the press.

        This will be interesting… Dems here are looking into WHY Epstein got such a soft, sweetheart deal, considering his crimes, and Pedo’s name (along with Dershowitz, Clinton, and others who were frequent visitors to Eppy’s home parties) will be coming out again, unless someone lays on the pressure. Keep your eyes open for this.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        I’m sorry but I really don’t think the Windsors care for Meghan, her and Harry have been left out in the wilderness to deal with this on their own. I seriously thought all these attacks would simmer once they were married and that she would be more protected, how wrong was I. They aren’t even concerned about the health and wellbeing of the baby, having its mother most likely stressed by all of this, it really does speak volumes. I’m sure queeny could have done something by now to stop this nonsense.
        Meghan is the new fall guy for all the royals it seems, Andy and his Epstein connection and Beatrice with her married lover which by the way nobody has spoken about here in the UK, well I haven’t heard anything. I wholeheartedly think they had their own reasons for allowing the marriage and always thought they didn’t look too engaged or happy at the wedding. Just my opinion. :-\

      • Olenna says:

        @Bohemian Angel, I asked someone in another thread (who was trying rep herself as an insider on royal PR) why we’re not seeing anything from the press about Andy and I got *crickets*. Also, I have to agree on the fall guy theory b/c The Fail is totally out of control with its abuse and some of that could have toned down (not stopped) months ago with just a word from BP or CH.

      • Nic919 says:

        The Queen herself shut down talk about Epstein and Andy so the UK press won’t go there without new information. That said the reopening of the case in Florida may actually give them new material to do so.

      • Princessk says:

        @Olenna…what is *crickets*?

      • BeanieBean says:

        PrincessK: ‘Crickets’ means there was no reply, no sound whatsoever, so all you could hear were the crickets.

      • Mia says:

        @Giddy, when Diana, Princess of Wales was pregnant with William, HM had all the British press summon to Buckingham Palace. She felt they were harassing Diana with all the coverage. I believe whatever paper Murdoch own didn’t attend.

      • A says:

        Ooooh, the Jeffrey Epstein stuff makes me especially mad. And I’ll tell you why I think the Queen really stepped in and shut it all down–because that story poses an existential threat to the monarchy. Petty stories about Meghan making Kate cry and being precious about the tiara she wants to wear are annoying. But stories about one of the Queen’s children palling up with a known pedophile and then not facing ANY consequences for his behaviour? OOOF.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Interesting. Brilliant move by Harry. Taking a page out of William’s mole hunting book. Glad he exposed who many of us believed were behind the leaks and attacks. This makes me happy because the new Sussex PR scribe seem more adept than Poor Jason.

    • Sparkly says:

      Good point — and glad you chimed in. Welcome!

    • PrincessK says:

      I wonder what the Queen and Charles are doing to support Harry and Meghan. What a pity that William has an agenda, he really needs to support his brother because this mess is going to wash up on his door too.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The home at Windsor is one way, a way of protecting Harry from William’s antics. No matter what happens in the future, William cannot kick them out of that home. He could have evicted them from a Duchy property or a place at Sandringham.

      • Hershey says:

        Supposedly BP wanted to step in and assist Meghan with her father issue months ago. I get that she may have felt their approach would fail or she may have felt it wasnt their business. Which would be fair.

        If they had been allowed to step in, probably by paying him off, and the palace approach failed, she would be able to say I told you so. By choosing to handle it herself, it becomes her problem.

        If the palace had been allowed to step in, if thomas continued to create daily havoc, it would be a palace problem.

        I think the people story was the right way to go at this point. But letting the in laws take it into their hands would have been smarter.

        Harry and Meghan choose to do more things their way, which has had some great results and a few mistakes. Hopefully this letter episode will start winding things down. If not, she should probably take palace advice and let them take it up.

        Hopefully her in laws are supportive. But it would not be surprising if some are angered about this huge drama wiping their own stuff off the front pages. Her dad is not within her control, but accepting help from BP is within her control.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      Great post Onlyashes – post more! :) Yes, your point makes sense, H&M don’t know who may leak things, so it was wise to keep it close to the vest until it was released.

    • Princessk says:

      @0nlyashes…..excellent points. Yes there are definitely moles within KP who are not working in favour of the Sussexes and more than willing to pass on insider information to the Daily Mail. It must be awful for Harry and Meghan to know this.

  24. Lexa says:

    What a garbage family (minus Meghan). There’s a second article/interview where he shows the DM reporter their chain of texts and tries to call her and puts the message on speaker phone. (Apparently Samantha’s nickname in the family is Babe???)

    I was in the camp that thought the People story wasn’t the best move and I still wonder if he would have released this letter if it hadn’t come up in the interview. Meghan wrote this letter knowing he would probably sell it, so it was smart of her to address all of the insults being slung at her for being an “uncaring daughter.”

  25. Weaver says:

    By the time Meghan wrote this letter Thomas pretty much had the press on speed dial. She likely knew this letter would be sold to the press the moment Thomas was hard up for cash and she wisely laid out her case for public consumption.

    It’s now clear the People article wasn’t just about making Meghan look perfect as some claimed. The article was about smoking the rat out of its hole. The mentioning of the letter was deliberate. The letter exonerates Meghan and further exposes Thomas as a narcissistic grifter. Meghan knew her shady father would release the letter and the People article got him to do it.

    Bravo to her PR! They brilliantly got her dad to hang himself on his own rope.

  26. perplexed says:

    I wonder if a crisis manager helped her with the letter. It’s almost like Thomas Markle is her Andrew Morton without his realizing it. He got played! (And, yes, I think he deserved it — I’m not disagreeing with her motivations and how she did it. I’m just amazed her father is this dumb).

  27. Cidy says:

    I just feel so bad for Meg. This is horrible. Her father and sister are narcissistic a**holes who clearly only care about money. Just sending good vibes her way.

  28. PhillyGal says:

    Wow – and I thought my relationship with my parents was bad.

  29. Talie says:

    He just proved her point, that he would continue to sell her out. And then to publish his own letter where be blatantly asks for a photo-op!! This man is beyond parody. I actually am relieved for her that his true colors have been brought to light in such a public way and she can finally move on. She probably endured years of his manipulation and kept coming back for more. Now, hopefully, that’s over.

    • Anon says:

      THIS ^^^

    • Sparkly says:

      If it were just the Markles, I would hope so, but the British press is as rabid, if not more so. They want her to know her place and will not stop abusing her until someone higher ranked either makes it worth their while or threatens them into stopping.

    • Katie Keen says:

      All he did was prove that she was right all along. He is clearly lying about everything, she has clearly tried to make amends, and he clearly can’t stand that his daughter has done so much better in life than he has.

      What an epic narcissist that man is.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      @Talie yes, let’s hope. It’s actually a great time for the break from a dad, and his side of the family, that have been toxic and milking her for money. I’ve found (looking back, as I’m not normally wise in the moment) that things, seemingly insurmountable, were a road to beginning anew – a better phase of life. I hope she enjoys her marriage and baby and she has a wonderful grandma in her mom. I think the People article was fine, although I was for silence, previously. Especially since her dad sold the letter.

  30. Oh No says:

    It now makes sense that Kensington palace was posting about Kate’s back to nature garden project at like midnight last night. They knew what was coming…

    I’m so glad that lying narcissistic ass was exposed.

    Get’em, Meghan!!

    • Becks1 says:

      And there were so many comments about how a true royal doesn’t need publicity, they just work behind the scenes, lol.

      • Oh No says:

        Right!!! Some of those people are so lame. I don’t think they realize that when they say things like that, it doesn’t make Kate look good.
        1. There are pictures, so attention was sought
        2. If that’s their point, Meghan’s initial meetings with most of her charities were done quietly and no one was ready for that cookbook…so of it’s a game to them, by their own comments, Meghan is in the lead

        I wouldnt have an issue with most of the keen defenders if they didn’t spring up as a reaction to Meghan. If you’re a fan, be a fan…but don’t be an ass because the new kid on the block is already making moves

      • Wha1ever says:

        @Oh No

        You do realise that Kate was working on this project for months before the media and the public were made aware of it don’t you? The timing of the tweets yesterday suggests the new pictures and information were released purely to deflect attention from whatever story Thomas Markle decided to sell this week. For all we know these pictures could have originally intended to be realised closer to the time of the exhibition.

      • Oh No says:

        @wha1ever

        Obviously the timing wasnt a coincidence, hence my first comment. My follow up comment to Becks was in relation to the comments on the photos. One of the top comments on insta is basically a dig at Meghan and her #s/engagements…when she’s worked on plenty of things behind the scenes as well.

        No one is refuting that Kate’s worked on something for months, but some of those comments were unnecessary and track records don’t lie. Revisionist history never helps a situation

      • Wha1ever says:

        @Oh No @Becks1

        I don’t see the point of bringing up comments that a select few people have said on another site here. Not everyone shares their views.

      • Nic919 says:

        Meghan doesn’t have tweets posted of her behind the scenes work because she has actually produced results with the cookbook. Had there simply been photos of her meetings and nothing complete yet she would have been ripped apart by the same people praising this behind the scenes stuff. She was already accused of doing very little and then hogging all the attention herself while the ladies were the ones who provided the recipes.

  31. MrsBump says:

    Dissenting opinion here, reader beware ;)
    I’m not sure what Meghan &Harry hoped to achieve by following in the Markles’ footsteps of washing their dirty laundry in public.
    Apart from the most ardent royal followers, the Meghan haters and fellow gossipers, everyone else, basically 95% of the general public couldn’t care less, most had already forgotten (if it had even registered on their radar) about the air freshener, tiara or 5am email stories, if H&M thought that this required a PR strategy and rebuttal they are clearly living in a bubble. At every event, they have been welcomed by people who have waited hours in the cold just to catch a glimpse. All this angst over the daily mail headlines shows they both need to grow a thicker skin, gossip columns will gossip and fabricate, this is their raison d’etre.
    In her letter she asks he father to stop selling her out, and by alluding to the existence of this letter, she’s given them something else to milk for a while. She may have received negative press over her wardrobe costs etc, but apart from the rabid haters, everyone agreed her family was scum, she ALREADY had public sympathy on the family front, so what exactly has been achieved there? The daily mail has more stories to print, her dad/sister have more interviews to give, they are the only clear winners here.
    If she wants to endear herself to the British, all she has to do is keep with the charity appearances, and wear less expensive clothing. Really expectations regarding the royal family aren’t that high, taxpayers know they are bankrolling a bunch of scroungers, they only need to appear to be useful without rubbing the taxpayer’s nose in too many unnecessary ostentatious visible displays of wealth.
    If there is one Britishism that Meghan needs to take to heart is : keep calm and carry on.
    She’s married a prince, she’ll never worry about work, paying bills, her children’s education, the taxpayers will take care of that for her. She’s already won the war, there is no need to fight every minor battle.

    • Olenna says:

      I see you’ve spent a little time crafting this comment, but your usual narrative hasn’t changed and your facts, as you see them, are skewed. So, there goes the logic. This one gets an A for effort, though.

      • MrsBump says:

        @olenna
        Crafting what? I don’t understand. What narrative? I’m unsure of what you are actually trying to say. I’m really interested in hearing what facts are skewed though, if you’d take care to elaborate. Until then i can only give you a C for effort given how little substance there is in your remark :)

      • Olenna says:

        I’ll take the C and you can keep going on like Meghan, herself, released that letter; the British tabs will leave her alone if she just stops spending money on designer clothes (b/c no other royal spends as much obviously); and you haven’t had a bead drawn on Meghan since day one for whatever personal issues you have with her. *Not smiling.*

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Olenna,

        Having followed this comment section for a while now, I’m now a lot more familiar with certain commenters and their various “agendas”……..I have to say, I know **EXACTLY** what you mean.

        @ Mrs Bump

        C’est tout?

      • MrsBump says:

        @olenna
        You must be confused about my so-called agenda. Her father obviously released the letter, however the interviews from her friends were obviously done with her approval which is what re-kindled the fire.
        Your clarification is sadly even more muddled than your original comment. Try again perhaps?

        @bella dupont
        Je pense avoir bien expliqué mon point de vue sur le sujet. Alors, oui, c’est tout ce que j’ai a dire pour le moment :)

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ mrs blump

        Vraiment? C’est decevant. Je souhaite que vous soyez plus honnete quant a votre position reelle sur Meghan. J’ai l’impression que vous faites semblant. Il est clair que vous ne l’aimez pas.

      • Serpentinefire says:

        This is so truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuue lol🤣👍

    • PrincessK says:

      Well, my message to Meghan is ‘Keep Calm and Keep Wearing Givenchy’..😜

    • IlsaLund says:

      As Meghan is American and she and Harry appear to have an ardent international following, perhaps the People magazine article is designed for that audience, rather than the British audience? Also, with the birth of their upcoming child, perhaps they wanted to make a preemptive strike to get ahead of the Thomas/ Samantha show regarding mean Meghan keeping them away from the baby.

    • Katie Keen says:

      Yes! No one will believe me, but I like Megs and Harry a lot…AND I also think they are NOT playing the press right at all.

      I agree that most people had forgotten, that most people did not care, and they should have just gone about their lives instead of getting her friends to say nice things about her in the press. All they have done is re-open the can of worms and given the DM more fodder.

      Waiting to be accused as being racist in 3, 2, 1…

      • BeanieBean says:

        The lid on the can was never closed properly. Meaning, I disagree with your thesis but I am not accusing you of racism.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Forgetting about the Queen, Charles, William and the Middletons doing their own leaking via friends for years, eh? One of the main perpetrators is the DM, which has two Middleton PR consultants on the editorial staff.

      A toxic, racist UK tabloid press determined to tear her apart from day one is not a minor battle. US media outlets, actual journalists not the royal reporters with no media training, are pointing out the extremist, racist treatment by the UK press. The law professor and his twitter account are particularly good.

      • MrsBump says:

        @notasugarhere
        I’m not saying she should never leak anything to the press, but in this particular instance it was both heavy handed and pointless.
        As i explained above, the average joe/jane had already forgotten abt the tiara/email/church story. Why dredge it up again? They should have known that even if the exclusive was given to people, all other tabloids would have a field analysing and dissecting every minor detail thus increasing traffic to their site.
        Now, regarding the the Markles, she already had the public’s support ! Only her haters and the daily mail populace were trying to turn Thomas Markle into a martyr. So what was the point of talking about that letter and renew interest in their family feud. Now her father and half sister will just start another round of interviews.
        As for the rabid british press, honestly what actual difference does it make? Clearly it hasn’t turned public opinion against her, and as long as she’s married to harry, her position as duchess is secure, so what actual threat are they to her? The best thing she can do is to not engage, and keep on living her life.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Setting the record straight, about everything from the lies about tiaras to her abusive father does matter. Calling out the racist UK press and the unfettered racism in the tabloid comment sections matter. Just like outing the real IDs of the unhinged trolls last week matters. Insisting that it doesn’t matter? Just another weak argument insisting that Meghan should sit back and take this type of abuse. What the racist UK tabloids are learning is, she is powerful and she has powerful friends. Ones who will call out their behavior.

        This is not just heir vs. spare tabloid games. This is flat out racist treatment and yes, it does matter if it goes unchecked. It also enables the BRF to get away with denying press access to any of the royal tabloid idiots who keep giving oxygen to her toxic family.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        @Mrs bump I hear what your saying but there are quite a few people here that do believe all these stories and bring it up every time they talk about Meghan (mainly talk/ debate shows – I work from home and have a little nose every now and and then) and there is sympathy for her father on how he should have been taken care of, how she should contact him as he is her dad and you only get one etc etc.
        I really don’t blame her for trying to set the record straight and protect her public image, there are some really nasty stories about her.
        Keeping calm and carrying on or the stiff upper lip thing mainly applies to certain situations like war, terror attacks etc but most Brits I know, black, white, English, Scottish, Welsh and even Irish would have come out guns blazing if we were being dragged and personally attacked like this. And Meghan has stood back and was silent whilst it all played out but it didnt work. Sometimes you have to just say ‘Enough’ and stand up for yourself. I must say so far she has handled this with dignity and grace.

      • A says:

        “Not heavy handed” The Queen was very conspicuously photographed stepping out to dinner with Princess Anne and Princess Alexandra of Kent, not even a few years ago. I get that most people aren’t aware of the sorts of gossip that has followed the Windsors through the ages, but for anyone who does know the story between Princess Alexandra and the Queen, it doesn’t get any more heavy handed and pointless (given that the gossip was printed decades ago by now) than that.

        And yet, the Queen did it. Which indicates that it does in fact matter. Maybe not to the lay person or the casual royal observer. But the narrative of these peoples’ lives are going to outlive them by centuries. The details are going to be turned over and over again, raked and picked apart and printed about repeatedly, talked about and discussed and hemmed and hawed over for new takes, long after they’re cold and dead. So I’d say that having their own say in the way their life is portrayed while they’re still alive matters a great deal to everyone.

    • Hashtagwhat says:

      I am sorry, Olenna, but your comments are why this site has become a joke, and I suspect why LAK and Sixer and others no longer comment (and they were assets to the discussion). Mrs. Bump had a different opinion than yours and you attacked her for it. Which, as they say, is the last resort for those who can’t reasonably defend their points of view.

      • Jaded says:

        Thank you – I’ve been wondering where LAK and Sixer have gone as they were both spot on with their commentaries on UK politics and BRF. Olenna seems to be relying on the DM and National Enquirer for her opinions.

      • Olenna says:

        @Hashtagwhat, OK. Sad story. Noted.

        @Jaded, “Olenna seems to be relying on the DM and National Enquirer for her opinion”. I’m not even going bother to defend that statement. The OP’s comment I responded to further up the thread is more in line with your references.

      • MrsBump says:

        I think some people here have so identified with Meghan that they perceive any comment that is not rapturous praise as an insult. All objectivity has been lost in favour of fan fiction.
        Meghan doesn’t need to be saved. She’ll be just fine.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Those posters left because Kate Middleton stans invaded this site.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Actually, I understand what Olenna was saying. It’s not so much this particular comment Mrs Bump left so much as the fact that she always, always, *always* seems to have a reason to criticize Meghan, (while pretending to be objective) even in circumstances as clear cut as this.

        Olenna – thank you 🙏🏽 for your comments….most of us are grateful that you have the moxie to stand up for the truth, even when you get attacked for it.

      • Linda says:

        @Notasugarhere
        Not true at all. I have been an avid follower of this site for years especially the royal posts, but the quality of discussion has gone downhill. We used to have thoughtful discussions on Royal posts but it has now turned to insults for people who do not share the opinions of others.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The quality of discussion has gone downhill as a direct result of the invasion by Kate stans. It is impossible to have logical discussions with people who only come on here to complain about how their beloved Kate shouldn’t have to work and the meanies should leave her alone.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Hashtagshat

        Lol….yes…..

        I’ve also been wondering where LAK, Sixer, Magnoliarose etc are.

        It’s such a relief to finally know that they’ve left the site because Olenna leaves comments that don’t support the bullying of a heavily pregnant woman.

        Phew! 😂😬👍

      • TheOtherSam says:

        LAK, Sixer and the others posted here for a long time, years, when there were plenty of Kate stans. It was not a new influx of Kate supporters that drove them off. It was the general growing polarization here and as Linda stated above, illogical discussions, not just in the royal threads but in general across the board.

        LAK, in particular, was a highly logical poster who dealt mainly in sourced facts both from herself and others, no matter the topic. She is missed here.

      • MrsBump says:

        @belladupont

        I must admit to being very surprised at how you always, always, *always* seem to remember my comments, especially as i rarely comment at all.
        I understand that as a true fan, it must be difficult to see that not every single criticism of meghan, no matter how slight is that of an mouth foaming hater, which is then easy to dismiss. My only criticism is the unnecessary expense of high end clothing for events that do not require them, but even that is a step too far for some of you.
        The attacks on anyone with a different opinion has turned this site into an echo chamber. I suppose the purpose is to drive everyone away that disagrees with you, but i love celebitchy and sadly for you, i won’t be driven away by bullies, no matter how self righteous.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ mrs bump

        Slow day for Royal news today, so….

        First off, “drive you off this site” …..a little bit dramatic aren’t we? 😯 I have no wish to drive you anywhere……(not that I could even succeed if I wanted to)…….nothing is less entertaining than a page full of vanilla, duplicate comments.

        Differing opinions make things a lot livelier and more interesting and contrary to some of the comments here, I actually think this site has that in abundance.

        Secondly, I should probably out myself as a hypocrite because I don’t hold back from criticizing Meghan’s actions on the very rare occasion (in my view) where it’s warranted.

        But here’s what I want to point out……in my mind, what draws out the sharp, pointed attacks you are complaining about; It’s one thing to disagree with Meghan on her choices: styling, the size of her budget, what charities are appropriate or not, her comments or phrasing (banana-gate), etc……It’s an entirely different thing to launch an attack on her as a person.

        I’m not suggesting you do that or have done that (as far as I can remember anyway), but those are the kinds of comments that I think get the most aggressive push back on this site. And rightly so, as far as I’m concerned.

        The idea that this woman should have been perfect, (whatever that may mean: single, in her 20’s, lily-white, A-lister, aristocratic etc), in order to “deserve” her position today……I just find that preposterous. And it feels to me like that expectation is behind some of her most vehement critics.

        Please by all means, attack her actions, clothes, choices etc…..but to attack her worth as a human being by implying she’s an unworthy “C-List Actress”, “Trash”, “Social climber”……etc. I just feel if you’re willing to go there with a woman you don’t know in any way, then you should really be ready to hear what other people think of your own opinions as well, whatever those may be, no?

        Anyway, back to you…..I have no problem with your actual comment itself, per se, I was just buttressing Olenna’s comment because I DO agree with it. Your comments are usually very well articulated, and so I remember them…..and you. But they are also very cleverly balanced in such a way that it’s usually quite difficult to know whether or not you’re a mouth breather or an indifferent casual observer. But the consistency of your negative comments is what makes me wonder if you’re a cleverly disguised mouth-breather……in which case……..(strokes whip…) 😄

        Yesterday was a hot day, what with Thomas Markle and his antics, so I was maybe a little more hot headed than necessary. I’ll accept that. BUT, it would be nice at some point, to actually know what your overall thoughts are – just for the sake of it.

    • Hershey says:

      @mrs bump
      People forget Meghan is a human being. If her life was simply about clothing or perks or her approval rating with the public, that would be even more tragic than the situation with her father.

      I am a daughter and I cannot fathom how each new headline must cut into her. Silence was tried and failed.

      Possibly she wanted to fight back and try to stop her dad before her baby arrives? Cause anyone could predict that would become a markle disaster that would stain all coverage of her child’s arrival.

      This idea that she can turn her cheek and just enjoy being a princess is nonsense. She is not a plastic doll. Her friends have confirmed more than once that she is unhappy.

      Wealth or nice clothing does not take away the pain of a dysfunctional parents abuse.

    • Hershey says:

      @ mrs bump,
      I do think Meghan markle has made some mistakes, and I have no idea if I would like her or not if I were to meet her.

      But her family dysfunction is epic and has reached international size in coverage.

      Her friends report it crushes her everytime staff have to check facts with her regarding her family.

      This is her father who was a part of her childhood. He may be a monster but she probably loves him still.

      This situation isn’t about her popularity with the british public. Many of them have dads who aren’t crazy and abusive.

      Why do you think her “taxpayer” perks and her secure position as a duchess is what truly matters?

      If all she cared about is money and a title, she would in fact be exactly what her sister says she is. I think you are incorrect, position and money are not enough to make anyone happy.

  32. Ennie says:

    He really is burning whatever rest of bridges he had.

  33. CES says:

    What garbage human beings. I feel so bad for Meghan. She seems like such a sweet person and despite everything she certainly saves face in person. I can’t imagine what she must be like privately. She doesn’t need this stress especially now. They are human garbage to do this and anyone who sits back and listens to this human garbage is human garbage too as far as I’m concerned.

    Also the Daily Mail is a shitty Kardashian sponsored news source and I wouldn’t read them if they were the only news source in existence.

  34. Anon says:

    Truly an abhorrent betrayal. And precisely what we all predicted. They remind me of the white trash family in the movie Million Dollar Baby, acting all phony with the real motive of hoping to get rich. Despicable.

  35. Vanessa says:

    @ olive I know Doria doesn’t have any other children besides Meghan I’m talking about Samantha mother she has a another child beside Samantha and Thomas jr . funny how Samantha is so fixated on having a relationship with Meghan according to Samantha another younger brother she never tried to have a relationship with him .

  36. Cachinak says:

    Making money off a child that is not born yet..sounds like these people aren’t family but see Meghan as their chattel and they own her ( similar to whites owning black slaves in America) slavery was big money so with no disrespect, this is what this sounds like. Including her unborn child is being auction off by the Markles. Too bad Meghan can’t sue them.

  37. S says:

    Shocking that Meghan is estranged from these charming relatives of hers. Just a really, really big surprise.

  38. Leyton says:

    Thomas is a liar and a true narcissist. The funniest part of his response to her was asking for a photo opt “for the world to see” and even suggest Her and Harry fake it if they don’t like it. This should have told her everything she needed to know about his motives.

    One of his first mistakes was setting up photo ops but now, he wants them to join in? This man is crazy and I’m glad this came out.

    I hope Meghan is sitting back knowing that she made the right decision and we all see how Thomas is. He’s lied from the very start and all of the reporters and commenters were trashing her for not contacting him but she did and he completely ignore her pleas and went on tv to lie some more.

    Anyone trying to defend him simply hates Meghan and there is no hope for them. At this point, I don’t thin the press will be so quick to public his interviews knowing he’s flat out lied to them for so long. Nothing he says can believed.

    Oh how I would LOOOOVVVEEE to see how Piers Morgan reacted. Thomas went onto GMB TWICE and lied with a straight face to him.

  39. BuddyJack says:

    This letter was clearly written with the expectation (hope?) it would be published. The level of detail screams CYA….get it documented. Normal communication between 2 parties discussing a shared experience don’t even come close to this level of detail.

    The old man got bested……..he is both stupid and disgusting.

    • Lily says:

      She wrote it in August, so after the TMZ Mess, GMB interview w Piers, during the multiple interviews with The DM and The Sun so yeah I’m sure she knew there was a big chance it would be released….clever

  40. Bettyrose says:

    I can’t even imagine the horror of having your family dysfunction play out on an international scale.

  41. Piper says:

    This tales me back to when TM first showed up… fat sloppy reclusive but ok he’s taking pics w London tourist book – odd but ok. And every since then he’s been the worst kind of father I’ve ever witnessed. Literally that very week he’s been on tmz payroll. I just think every now and again how terrible her dads side of the family is but you know… I think exposing them is best. People and her friends made them show markles ugliest side publicly – even the book, we know meg feels, her relationship to her half sister was zilch and megs letter you hear her say I’ve tried with you dad but she’s not close with her dad either but tried to include him only to be paid back this way. People article helps with the people not with the press or those who never liked her but now we know how she feels through all of this. Anyway, he’s definitely ghost now and with good reason. I’m glad she exposed the letter bc it proves Meghan and her friends were right and Markles and UK press liars.

  42. Peg says:

    My take away from the letter was, “your other daughter who I hardly know.”
    Of course Meghan knew Thomas was going to sell the letter, hence all the bullet points, the markles got played at their own game.
    I’m going to give credit to lainey gossip for this, she said Meghan was not going to take this abuse lying down and the Courtiers never met anyone like her.
    She said Meghan is use to backstabbing and rejection in Hollywood and is a hard working survivor.

  43. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Just what we knew. This is awful. Her father and her half-sister are huge liars and POS’. I feel awful for Megan & Harry. It sucks. I HOPE the idiotic British media stops rewarding the Markles. Bottom feeders! Mouth breathers! 🤬

    • Guest says:

      Not the dailymail. They already have a handwriting “expert” calling her a narrasistic showman. The British media have done a great job of showing the world just how much they care about racism. They have been called out left and right from all over the world. You think they would worry more about Brexit but I guess a biracial pregnant woman is a bigger threat to them. 🤷‍♀️

      • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

        They’re just ridiculous. Meghan took Calligraphy courses long ago & used to have a side job using her Calligraphy for wedding invitations, baby announcements etc. The Daily Fail is grasping at straws. So she has incorporated some of the Calligraphy into her handwriting. My gawd! They’re ridiculous. Also, she was an actor – some people would ask for her autograoh. They (celebs) all develop a certain writing style. 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • Hershey says:

        The professional at the daily mail failed to disclose that one letter is not a sufficient sample. It was written by a person under a great deal of stress. And probably not written in her usually style.

        The wording is a textbook perfect example of how a mental health professional would advise a patient to communicate with someone like mr markle. Meghan probably had some help with her letter. Which is allowed and would have been wise on her part.

        The expert did not mention any of those problems to the daily mail.

    • Mego says:

      Yes, taking pride in your penmanship is a clear sign of narcissism. 🙄

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      At the end of the day its actually making Meghan more popular – people here in the UK know how nasty our tabloids are especially the Fail, so all they are doing is make people more sympathetic toward he. Many many people have family members like the white Markles, no family is perfect – it resonates with many people’s personal stories/experiences.

      A proper man and father would never sell their children out to the press, no matter what and more normal people can see that.

  44. RoyalBlue says:

    Those people are like a knot of vipers. How awful to have a parent and sibling hate you. Meghan is crafty and did the right thing by writing that letter she knew they would one day sell. I maintain the people magazine was a master stroke and forced him to play his card. I do not believe she should sit silently and take crap. I think she should put him on ignore now and do a few more engagements this week so the conversation quickly moves away from those hot messes.

    • Peg says:

      Harry was at Twickenham Stadium for a Rugby match today, tomorrow he will be doing press conference with the England’s rugby co-captain.
      Tuesday Meghan and Harry will be making an appearance, I’m not sure where.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        Wonderful news Peg. I did not read the letters nor do I plan to give it any further attention. Attention is firmly fixed in the future engagements of this delightful couple.

  45. Sharon Lea says:

    It was brilliant timing that Meghan’s People story came out this week, because only days later Jeff Bezos blew the lid on the National Enquirer and the blackmailing practices that go on there. American law does not allow for blackmailing. So the Markles had better keep their nose clean because Meghan & Harry could definitely sue if they even hint that they wish to be paid to be silent.

  46. aquarius64 says:

    Loving every bit of this!!! If the Fail is bringing in handwriting experts to attempt to discredit the letter and Meghan, I say mission accomplished. Their asset Bad Dad incriminated himself with the letter and they know it made him look bad because they didn’t publish all five pages.

  47. Guest says:

    I was wondering how the royaldish would turn this around and blame Meghan. They’ve turned TM into the victim.

    • wisdomheaven says:

      No way? Seriously? LOL. Meghan may end of up rivaling Mary for royal woman they hate the most then.

      So glad I left that pit and have not looked back since.

      • Guest says:

        They blamed meghan for everything. While her dad has done nothing wrong. I think meghan has overtaken their hate for mary. I used to comment on there to somewhat defend Mary and even Sophia of Sweden, but I gave up. They have gone deeper into a rabbit hole of crazy and their mod is another story

      • Beli says:

        @wisdomheaven, I only looked at RD out of curiosity a few times before the bile just got too much to read, but I do remember your posts specifically for always being level-headed and fair, which was like little glimmers of light amongst the seething. It was bad then, but I dread to think what it’s like now if it’s gotten even worse. @Guest, what’s happened with the mod?

    • A says:

      I’m guessing that the Venn Diagram of people who comment vile things on RD and people who would fit the profile for Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a circle, hey?

  48. HK9 says:

    We already know this man is a POS. It’s time the press stop feeding him because right now, if this is what they do, they don’t have any credibility with me.

  49. S says:

    Meg is probably having the worst weekend rn :(

  50. therealMrsKC says:

    The only way to get rid of a narcissist is to ignore them. They NEVER see the error of their ways, NEVER change, and are NEVER a good thing.

  51. tomatoejane says:

    Ah, a letter. We have now officially drifted into Jane Austen territory. Megan as Lizzie Bennet with the impossibly inappropriate and socially awful family. Harry is Mr. Darcy. How would JA solve this situation? Allow Megan and Harry to live happily ever after with the people who love them and let the evil ones to live an unfortunate life the result of their bad decisions. Yes. This is the long game. Hold fast!

  52. Miss Annie says:

    I hope the Internal Revenue Service is making note of the cash the menacing Markles are making off their hate.

  53. Feeshalori says:

    What a bold, canny preemptive strike to have the People interview, drop it in about the letter thus forcing Toxic Tom to release it and discredit himself. Megan bided her time and now forced his hand, knowing that he’d have no recourse to do so even if he’s trying to spin it his way. I understand what a lot of people say about ignoring narcissists, that you’re just feeding the troll in responding to him, but she has her baby to think of now, the media attacks against her are viciously unrelenting, and nothing up to this point has worked in her favor. She’s not just dealing with her family but also with other agencies as well. So, yes, get it out there about what really went down. Sure, this may have opened the door for awhile to more excruciating interviews by the Malevolent Markles, but in the long run Megan has exposed him to what he truly is and has knocked this whining windbag off his woe is me soap box. Hopefully now she will go back to ignoring him knowing he shot himself in the foot. The life Megan has now is not for the timid, and she’s proven that she’s not. And that’s what has the British media and the haters in a rage. It’s a shame her Markle family is a part of it, but she did what she finally had to do. No one can take this very long lying down, and certainly not played out on a worldwide stage.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      It also showed him to be a liar and the best part is that it devalued the letter. An exclusive on something that no one know about is worth far more than something the she leaked – the People article forced him to sell it but for something far lower than he would have gotten is she hadn’t taken control. She got out before him as its likely she knew he was planning on selling snippets of it – he still has but even those snippets vindicate her. It was a carefully worded letter as she knew as some point he’d sell it.

      I particularly loved the part when she referenced an email where he basically demanded money in the same sentence as his loyalty. He was blackmailing her for his silence.

    • A says:

      Also, I don’t think she was even responding to Thomas Markle himself. The whole thing about “don’t respond to narcissists” is valid and all, but in this case, Meghan isn’t simply dealing with Thomas Markle, she’s dealing with a whole media establishment that’s providing a stage for him to behave the way he does. You cannot ignore that, because at this point, it’s about so much more than just the relationship between a narcissistic parent and a child. She’s not just speaking about/to Thomas Markle, she’s saying to the whole British tabloid press, “I’m on to you and your tactics, and I’ll hit back if and when I want to.”

  54. Mego says:

    My heart sank when I saw that, yes indeed, her letter was sold to the Daily Piece of S**t like we thought it would. I clicked no links nor made any attempt to read the letter nor will I ever. It’s not mine to read and I will not support a cruel and racist newspaper with my clicks.

  55. aquarius64 says:

    I believe the letter is a pre-emptive strike to protect Baby Sussex. Meghan knew they would exploit the baby so the letter shows what garbage they were to her so they have an argument the scummy relatives should not be around the baby.

  56. duchesschicana says:

    That’s a sad situation for the duchess of Sussex

    @Bohemian Angel Side track for your Beatrice comment I used to believe Dara, but she kept selling her story to the press and her leaking photos of her son didn’ t sit right with me.Let’s be real, I don’t think a headline that says; ‘A Princess is dating my EX…’ Will sell as much compared to; ‘A princess stole my man.’ There are three side’s to this, and we only know Dara’s. We will never know Bea’s and Edo’s side

    I honestly believed Dara at first but I think she’s exaggerating things like she says she want to move on and what not yet she keeps talking to the press like why do that if you truly want to move on? She has done more than a few articles on this and got paid for it. Reminds me of Thomas markle in that respect, and thery were not married, they just had a kid together and I guess were engaged at one point as her articles claim former fiancee, there would have been divorce documents but there isn’t any.

    What really matters is Edo and Dara are good parents. dispite what ever happened between him and Dara, Edo  did not cut her out completely  she even says so in one of her articles He didn’t leave his son. He is the main parental figure as Dara travels a lot  for her job.She maes very Good money. Both Edo and Dara are well off . Dara sees  her son usually  at night after her job and bathes him and tucks him in. I don’t think he sounds that horrible to her either, They seem to be co parenting. Like I say  we will never know the truth what actually happened just what she has  said and perceives. Just because him and Dara didn’t  work, doesn’t make him a bad father ya know? Clearly he is a very active if not  the main parental figure. Either way Dara does get paid for these tell all articles, but it doesn’t mean there isn’t some truth to it maybe a very exaggerated truth to sell headline.

    Just my thoughts I wanted to share.

    • Bohemian Angel says:

      @Duchess chicana Thanks for the info, I’ve not heard anything about this story tbh that’s why I mentioned it as usually it would have been all over the news and papers but I hadn’t heard a peep, granted I don’t read the papers anymore.

      • duchesschicana says:

        You’re welcome I just had to comment and clear things up, as I did my research with this paticular story as I have a soft spot for the York gals. Really the DM and Radar was running her stories until they went on overload with sabattoaging Meghan and the others

  57. intheknow says:

    So very sad. Thomas is the male version of my pyscho mother. Sometimes you just have to feel the pain, cut your loss and walk away. Do not engage.

  58. Amelie says:

    I know some people are thinking it was wrong for Meghan to allow her friends to speak on her behalf but really, what choice did she have? KP is probably just advising her to stay silent and ignore it but there’s only so much criticism someone can take, especially when it’s coming from your own family. I think if it were just the British press criticizing Meghan for 5 am emails and what not, she wouldn’t be responding to any of this if her father/half-siblings were normal people not blabbing to the press every 5 seconds.

    Samantha seems to think she is entitled to Meghan somehow, most likely jealous of the way Meghan’s life turned out compared to hers. It’s disturbing to see how obsessed she is with her sister. And Meghan’s father is simply lying through his teeth about everything. Meghan wanted her father to leak the letter she sent him, otherwise her friends wouldn’t have mentioned it. And it’s such a heartbreaking letter to read though of course somehow Thomas makes it all about him and not a letter of a daughter expressing her pain and frustration of the mess her father caused. He truly is a narcissist. And I find it very interesting how Meghan refers to Samantha as Thomas’s “other daughter” in the letter and not her sister. That speaks volumes and it is clear Meghan has never considered Samantha close family. I just hope someday these two (Thomas and Samantha) get what’s coming to them. The money they make off of Meghan is blood money.

  59. Nicegirl says:

    Thomas Markle is a f-cking barfbag.

  60. Rojas says:

    Okay now it is time to for Meghan and Harry to do order of protection for them and their baby against the other daughter and thomas. More desist letter.

  61. BeanieBean says:

    I ashamed to say I read the article on the Daily Fail. I noticed Meghan used the term, ‘your daughter’ when referring to Samantha. Such a telling phrase. And that Samantha & the British tabs continue to hit the ‘family’ gong is patently false. The white Markles were never ‘family’ to Meghan & Doria. Never. And Thomas only briefly.

  62. Well-wisher says:

    To reiterate Kaiser ” She’s telling them: “look, I have other means of telling my story too, and I will continue to tap out of your toxic narratives whenever I feel like it.””

    The importance of the People’s article using friends’ interviews is immeasurable. From past patterns TM’s was as expected. He continued to betray her trust by releasing private communications to the press and it allow the public to access the letter and form their own opinions (if they chose to.). It also denotes the end of a very toxic relationship between father and daughter.

    Due to the past six interviews Markle’s behaviour towards his daughter can been seen as toxic and full of entitled condescension , she is less than because she should be forever grateful that he paid for her pre-university education. I suspect that this is the first time he is aware that she does not see herself and their relationship under the same circumstances.
    In one of the interviews he explained “why” – Meghan did not invite his relatives (his daughter and his brother) to the wedding ; she would not allow him to give a speech at the reception since it was his “special” day.
    She should have made amends with his precious “Babe”: since she is “Bean” (his possession). Consequently she must be punished.

    The published letter showed the “what” – his actions leading to the wedding and their emotional and psychological consequences towards Meghan and “how” – interaction with the tabloid press.
    It denotes a person (Meghan) who is well aware of type of relationship and its importance to her public personae.
    It offered one last chance to a healthy and continuing one and hinted at the tone necessary to be a part of her new family (Prince Harry and her).

    It was not seen in this light so it would not been surprising if there is no longer a father/daughter relationship.

    Meghan will be fine. She is Doria’s daughter. She is Prince Harry’s wife and/with titles. She will be the mother of their child. Most importantly she is her own person, defined by her.

  63. Weaver says:

    At this point Meghan needs to cut her father out of her life for security reasons. It’s clear everything she tells him will end up in the press and could compromise Meg & Harry when they attempt to travel in secret.

  64. Mommy2b says:

    Several narratives are being pushed alright, that anyone but those benefiting financially (including online websites) are responsible for these stories. It was so obvious that after accusing MM of authorizing the announcement of a handwritten letter that this would drum up some interest in that said letter.

  65. Mary says:

    What a horrible family she has. Jealous, petty and crazy,
    no wonder she only associates with her mother.

  66. Marie says:

    Well I don’t pity Meghan. She knows what she is doing people. Just wait and see.

    • notasugarhere says:

      You don’t pity a woman with an abusive father and abusive half-siblings? Time for an empathy check.

      • Marie says:

        Don’t get me wrong I love Meghan. But don’t you think that she has always known who her father was? I just trust her intelligence and strenght.

    • Hershey says:

      @maria her situation isn’t as easy as that. It’s not a pr war with strangers. This is her father. Her friends say she is hurting.

      Vanity fair has put out, more than once, that the queen asked people in her office to fix the dad problem. Probably with a payoff? Leakers from inside put out that Meghan wanted to solve the problem herself.

      Some of her bad press was coming from inside the palace.

      Which puts her in a bind. Crazy dad and impatient in laws. The people thing was probably an attempt to discredit him further to the point where tabloids lose clicks.

      Fortunately she has friends who are themselves credible, no crazy personalities, and they voiced their support in an intelligent, reasonable way.

  67. Sash says:

    This man makes me sick. What a horrible human being, every day it proves right that Meghan ran and ran fast.

  68. Meg says:

    Samanthas argument is meghan was supported more by thomas than she was so this is her ‘getting hers’. So she doesnt seem to just be jealous of meg marrying harry, being famous, etc. she seemed jealous of her before this too

  69. intheknow says:

    Thomas isn’t just a narcissist. He’s a full blown Sociopath with zero conscience or emotional intelligence. I am on the ‘do not engage’ team with him. Ignore him and let him hang himself eventually. Tough as it may be, show up for work, smile, hug your bump, hold Harry’s hand and carry on. Because every time she engages him (even in just defending herself) it merely rips open the pain and wound he has caused and that will take a toll on the marriage eventually.

    Thomas is like an ebola outbreak. Avoid avoid avoid.

  70. A says:

    The only positive in this is that Meghan’s own actual voice out there on the record. When the actual history is written about her and the Markles it will finally include her voice. The media’s excuse for not challenging the veracity of the Markle’s was that it was Meghan’s responsibility to challenge the veracity they are just reporters. Now her voice is on the record. This had to be done before the baby was born.

  71. Montrealaise says:

    I am astounded that he actually thought that releasing her letter to him, and his reply to her, would somehow make him look good. In fact, the two letters simply confirm the story in People – that she tried to repair their relationship, begged him not to sell her out to the media, and told him how heartbroken she was by his actions. And his response? She hurt HIS feelings by sending him the letter – and he asked her for a photo op. Unbelievable. Is he that stupid or that narcisissistic or both?

    • VI says:

      He lacks any sense of self-awareness. The text allegedly sent to her mother tells everything about his mindset. He thinks his daughter is hateful because in his mind he’s not doing anything wrong but just “defending” himself from what he reads online,how tabloids portray him,which seems a particular obsession,and he’s defending himself from what her daughter’s inlaws may think of him. He doesn’t even understand why she’s hurting his daughter and why he’s doing everything wrong.
      He has taken financial advantage of the situation,but at the root of it all,I think there’s an obsession with the fact that he made a fool of himself with those staged pics,so now what is really important for him is not respecting his daughter but being seen and acknowledged by everyone as a person who is accepted in her life and her new family. Hence his request for the staged pics with her and Harry.
      While he lacks self-awareness and doesn’t realize that he’s not looking good coming out of this,he also knows that he can still spin the narrative,claiming that it’s false that he didn’t contact her (the DM has another article with his texts sent from June to November,but who knows if they were really sent),and complaining that he wasn’t included since the beginning . I will not be surprised if the tabloids play the health card as well.
      I didn’t follow his back- and- forth with the press,did he provide some evidence of his health issues?
      Actually,I expected a more or less veiled denial in the People piece about it,or a reference in the letter about people sent to verify his conditions (whether it was true or false).

  72. aquarius64 says:

    The Twitter response to this mess is amazing. There is a conspiracy theory that Dad was forced by the Royal Family to publish the letter so to look like the bad guy. Someone guessed Sam was behind this fairy tale.

  73. Weaver says:

    I agree with others that this was a preemptive strike to clear the air before the baby comes. The whole world at this point will know why Thomas Markle will not see his grandkid. The Sussexes do not want him using their baby for attention.

    Any publication that still deals with Thomas after this is just willfully perpetuating his emotional abuse of his daughter.

    • Carol says:

      Totally agreed. I gotta say she’s ready to cut the cord prior to the birth and she did it masterfully. She forced his hand with the People’s exclusive story. PR manipulation at its best. He and his other daughter forced her into doing this. They were leeching her to death. No one to blame but themselves. Now she can willfully ignore his ass going forward and can’t be blamed for everything happening to him or his actions. Lurve it.

  74. blunt talker says:

    I just read an article approving of Sammy making money off of Meg because they are related. My stomach just turned upside down. To believe it is right to bully and defame your own family member constantly grieves me. It was stated Sam has already made over $100,000. Her father has made more than that. Now I know why Harry did not want to meet them or have anything to do with them. If they think for one minute the royal family would allow them to have any relationship with baby Sussex, they better get ready to have their throats shitted down in.

  75. Lea says:

    At that point I think Thomas Markle is totally delusional. He basically tried to blackmail her into doing a photo shoot with him, but it just can’t happen now, he went way, way too far.
    He would have gained so much more in the long run had he been less greedy. I remember in the beginning people were so ready to like him.
    I wish there was a legal way to silence him and Samantha Markle. I honestly think the article by Meghan’s friends was the only thing they could do and it was a good move.

  76. magnolia says:

    LoL, wait, she wrote to her father using old timey calligraphy?! That is some crazy shiz. Waaaaay too much time and effort went into that letter and it reveals a lot about her. None of it good. She needs to rethink her PR strategy. It is currently subpar, to say the least

    • Bren says:

      Wow, he actually sold the letter that makes him look guilty?! Selling out his daughter didn’t take much time at all and it reveals a lot about him. None of it is good. But of course let’s criticize Meghan’s actions instead of condemning a father that exploited her repeatedly for financial gain.

    • MerryGirl says:

      Sounds just as logical as the UK tabloids…..ignoring the betrayal of a disloyal parent but seeing so much in the style of her handwriting. OK then.

  77. Mumpkinlasts says:

    This is why I don’t read anything about Meghan and Harry; her awful family is profiting off my clicks. And also I don’t “approve” of the concept of royalty in this age.

  78. Vi says:

    It’s pretty obvious that she wrote the letter knowing that it was very likely that he would have given it to a tabloid. It was her way to set the facts straight,and baiting him with the People piece is her way to put her final word on it before giving birth. It may seem strange that she has brought him back again in the press when he was quiet,but it’s not so strange when we think about the timing. She used People to spin the narrative about her image,and deal with her father thing,knowing that probably his father and sister would have resurfaced when the baby is born.
    Did he start to talk again with the press soon after the wedding? I think that she decided to cut ties with him way before the letter,because she realized she couldn’t trust him anymore and he was always going to talk publicly.
    Otherwise she would have called him or visited him in person soon after the wedding,if only to make a last attempt to warn him about the consequences of his future actions.
    It’s really sad how this whole thing has played out.

    • Erock says:

      I agree 100% with this. This was a calculated move on her part.

    • CHATNUH says:

      @Vi
      “Otherwise she would have called him or visited him in person soon after the wedding,if only to make a last attempt to warn him about the consequences of his future actions.”

      Srsly? So Meghan should babysit her grown@ssed father WHILE SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FOCUSING ON HER NEW HUSBAND ON THEIR HONEYMOON?

  79. aquarius64 says:

    Now the tabloids are giving Meghan advice about airing out family dirty laundry

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1085209/royal-news-meghan-markle-kate-middleton-royal-feud-royal-marriage-prince-harry-william/amp

    This is laughable. The Monsters in Law were putting family business in the streets. British media is still p.o. they were out of the loop.

  80. aquarius64 says:

    This from the Sun: Dad plans to release MORE of the letter to show how nasty Meghan was to him. I thought the Fail had all five pages. This blowback is getting to the Toxic Twins. People will think the Sun’s version is a forgery.

    • CHATNUH says:

      You know whats good to know abt this? some of the sh!trags-online are writing that the letter was “leaked.” So their sycophants are saying Meghan leaked the letter.
      Hopefully, that lie will be shunted when he reveals more of her letter to him.

  81. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Like clockwork. Horrible people are nothing if not predictable.

  82. A says:

    Also something interesting in the article is that Thomas Markle has been caught in one of his (many) lies. Remember when he said that he had met Harry and had spoken to him about Brexit and whatnot? Well in this article, he says he’s never met Harry at all. How interesting.

    I kind of figured that the letter would be interesting, and I knew that if it were a real thing, then they would release it. It’s really very funny because the one thing the Mail has been doing so far is attacking this strawman that they’ve built up of her because they know she can’t out and out refute them, and they won’t publish anything her sources say about her side of the story either. But this? These are her own handwritten words. They HAD to publish it in order to refute it. The Fail got the exclusive here, just not in the way they imagined it. She forced their hand in order to put her side of the story out there in the pages of the very paper that has had a huge hand in trying to tear her down. Good stuff.

    • A says:

      Also, about the penmanship–look, if ever there was any doubt that Meghan would have trouble fitting into the British aristocracy, this should put that stuff to rest. The whole “handwritten note on personalized stationary with exceptional handwriting” thing is the sort of stuff they LIVE for. Debrett’s should totally hit her up and get her to write a column or something lmao.

    • Montréalaise says:

      I don’t remember him ever saying that he met Harry – the alleged comments about Brexit (and Trump) were made during a telephone call, the details of which Daddy Dearest promptly sold to a tabloid.

  83. teehee says:

    I don’t know about you, but I for one, would like it if he never gets any publicity here. Or, all the rest of the smear campaigning and headlines, for that matter.

    We as consumers need information to make wise choices – so we need to know this is happening, in order to know who to boycott, where to send our complaints, and what is truth vs not truth; but there is no shortage of news about how hard the press is working to blunt Meghan’s image and her potential impact on many levels. The interpretation of it here is important and valuable also but I think we can kinda agree, we all have the same understanding of whats going on and also why. (shes a powerful woman, and a powerful woman of color, and compared to her in laws, tcha, rightfully leaves them in the dust. This isnt bad on HER….)

    I would like to see more of what she is working for – which is a LOT- and see more of what she says, know more about her charities, hear more of what the people directly involved with her, have to say. (people she chats to at events, for ex)

    She has the potential and is using it, to be a hugely influential and important woman, and that’s why the press is working overtime to BLUNT this potential POWER. Any time we spend arguing about this smear campaign is just more time we spend not seeing her shine 100%. And part of it is sadly also private, nevertheless, the effect is the same- to detract from her power, success, achievements, self confidence etc.

    I just want to see her shine! And to be inspired! I want to see how its done! I want more women like this to be this powerful and not give a damn!!
    I don’t want to see this blunting going on.
    I don’t want to live in “their” world (the detractors constructs), I want to live in OUR world (the enablers, the women themselves)

    WHO’S WITH ME!?!?!?

  84. Whatthehell says:

    I actually have been fighting back for meghan on DM. Those people are so ridiculous. All because they don’t think meghan is deserved to be in her current position. They think she’s beneath that. And her father and half sister lies don’t help either. I’m not a royal fan or meghan fan but this online bullying is not acceptable! Yes anything we can do to help, let us know!!!

  85. Hannah says:

    Meghan’s family doesn’t have much money. Likely they need money. So guess what they do …
    If the Royals just weren’t so stingy they would just pay them off … the queen was once considered to be a billionaire.

    • aquarius64 says:

      You don’t feed strays. The Markles would come back for more and other Markles would have their hands out.

    • VeryVeryTerryJerry says:

      The RF has never paid people off, ever. And they certainly wouldn’t start with THIS garbage.

    • Catrìona says:

      Any of the Markles who are that needy can always go out and get a JOB.

      There are plenty of poor people in the UK. HM has no obligation to bail out these lazy, greedy, foreign grifters.

    • Hershey says:

      They have paid people off. With someone like thomas markle, the royals technique of money and an agreement probably would not have worked.

      Probably why meghan said no. But if she had said yes, and the queens staff failed, no one could blame meghan for the failure.

      But right now, she can be blamed for not allowing the queens staff at least try. Someone inside the palace leaked again to VF that the queen had instructed her office to fix this. Which caused conflict w KP.

      She may have her reasons for saying no thanks. It’s her dad and she is a grown woman. The person at fault is her dad.

      But several members of the royal family have shown themselves to not be kind cuddly people. And most of them get very annoyed when their stuff gets knocked off the front pages. For lots of reasons, good and bad.

      A good reason is that it takes coverage of the causes they support away. No charity should see its cause buried under thomas markle news.

      • CHATNUH says:

        When dealing with such obviously mentally disturbed folks like thomas markle and his other daughter, the sensible thing is to get professional advice. I’m sure Meghan has that professional advice and i am equally sure the palace staff would have to consult with a professional before attempting to deal with the skidmarkles.
        Not sure Vf know wtf theyre talking abt on this matter.

      • Hershey says:

        @chutnah,
        The queen personally intervened and had Charles and Diana hurry up their divorce when she needed to bring their war to an end.

        One of the reasons for doing so was her impatience with the work of extended royals constantly being drowned out by the war of the wales.

        She knows the royals need the public to see coverage of the work they do. The organizations themselves need the coverage.

        She has taken steps in the past to shut down problems. Have no doubt those leaks are real. The royal family does not exist as a platform for fancy dresses. They wear fancy dresses to get as much coverage for their causes as possible. If members enjoy the dresses, great, but that is not why they are funded

      • VeryVeryTerryJerry says:

        When? It’s never, ever been their way to do that, ever.

    • Bren says:

      I hope Meghan would never agree to let the BRF pay off TM and Samantha for their silence. That would give the RF all the power to control her actions. She has given up so much to be with Harry already. If playing this long game with her father means she doesn’t have to give up ownership of her choices than it’s worth the fight.

    • A says:

      Okay, but the money used to hush up the Markles would have been coming out of the pockets of the British tax payers.

      People have been raising the alarm bells about Meghan’s massive wardrobe bills as it is. If royal funds were used to pay off her father and half-siblings? That would be infinitely worse. She would get trashed beyond all recognition in the press, and the royal family would as well.

      I’d rather the money go to Givenchy than Scammy Markle, if you ask me.

  86. Sparker says:

    Time to boycott the Daily Fail. Let’s put them on ice for a week anytime they publish this garbage.

  87. burdzeyeview says:

    Meghan called them out via her friends…Nutjob dad and Skanky Sam are so dumb they think publishing the letter puts them in a better light – that’s how thick they are!! It proves the dad is a money-grubbing bastard who would sell out his own daughter!!
    I hope Meghan is now DONE with the pair of them and goes onto have a happy new life with Harry and her baby – and for the record, my friends and colleagues in the UK really like her and Harry and wish them all the best. The media and this odious pair are welcome to one another.

  88. Hershey says:

    Every time thomas has a huge dump, he takes up a lot of media space.

    Meghan’s banana thing garnered a lot of press attention. When thomas crapped on Sunday, he shut down coverage of the 25one women’s charity.

    Donations to the charity jumped way up after the banana story. But that story was drowned out today by lovely dad thomas.

    That is also a huge wrong created by thomas. And british press. That coverage is vital for those charitable organizations, it’s why they invite royal patrons to represent them.

    Thomas is hurting his daughter which is bad enough, but he is also hurting those who are helped by organizations meghan represents. When the stories are large enough, he probably affects organizations other royals represent

  89. Hershey says:

    Serving charitable organizations as figureheads is the reason the extended royal family are funded by the public and take positions as working royals.

    There is evidence that an organization benefits from a royal patron. Many of them apply over and over before finding a royal patron.

    Meghan has a proven background representing organizations that represent and help women before she met Harry. So I dont doubt she is genuinely involved in her work with these organizations.

    Her Markle family has been a real distraction from the work she and harry do. The stories have pulled coverage away from her brother in law and his wife. Even if some here dont care for those two, the causes they represent are still important.

    The queen cares when situations come along and blot out coverage of the work the extended royals do. This story is a personal tragedy for meghan. But it has become a huge, seemingly permanent problem for the organizations served by the royal family.

    • Tina says:

      It is a much bigger problem for the royal family that William, Kate and Harry have refused to take on so many royal patronages (for example, the Prince’s Trust and those from which Prince Philip retired). This problem will go away. That one won’t.

  90. Yes Doubtful says:

    He is a terrible, unloving, ungrateful father who is only looking for media attention. PLEASE stop posting about him.

  91. Hershey says:

    Copyright laws in UK are enforceable.

    Kensington is leaking about taking legal action.

    Omid Scobie claims meghan did know he would be unable to restrain himself from selling it.

    She owns the copyright, and has sole right to publish her words.

    Daily Mail would be aware of copyright law, Thomas maybe didnt.

    What a clever way to find viable reason to sue one or both parties.

  92. Hershey says:

    Supposedly she wanted this put in the past so she could move on to what is happening now.

    My guess is palace will sue the mail, but he will be worth less to the daily mail. And he will be sullied goods to non tabloid news outlets.

    Trashy tabloids run crazy stuff that is rarely believed. If legal action is successful, the real news outlets will stop running stories on him.

    Except for genuinely newsworthy things like a funeral.

    Sounds like she is done with him. Am sad for her, but she has new things to move on to.

  93. RT Oyesanmi says:

    Let’s start a Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan FAN Blog!

    That will offset the negative publicity. If enough of us get together and post the positive – it will give Harry and Meghan LIFE against the negative hateful comments