Thomas Markle made a sad-sack statement about his grandson’s christening


Either Thomas Markle is speaking less these days, or people really just pay less attention to him. Since Meghan’s letter to her father became public, the tide seems to have turned on Thomas Markle – people can now see plainly that Meghan did communicate with him and beg him to stop selling her out constantly, and he refused because he’s a toxic a–hole. Still, for the big occasions, the British tabloids like to pay Toxic Tom to say words on the record. So it was for Archie’s christening on Saturday. A few hours after the Sussexes released the two portraits from Archie’s christening, someone at the Daily Mail speed-dialed Toxic Tom for an “exclusive.”

Meghan Markle’s estranged father has spoken of his desire to have been at Archie’s christening as he wished his grandson nothing but ‘health and happiness’. Thomas Markle, 74, has never met his son-in-law Prince Harry and was not invited to today’s christening at Windsor Castle. He said he would have enjoyed being at the celebration because he has been a member of the Anglican Church since childhood, describing it as the ‘Queen’s church’.

Speaking from his home in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, the retired Hollywood lighting director told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I have been asked if I would have liked to have gone to Britain to see my new grandson being christened. I was an altar boy at age 12, a confirmed member of the Queen’s church at age 14, and Archie is my new grandson, so of course I would have enjoyed being there for the blessing, wishing Archie and his parents’ health and happiness.’

[From The Daily Mail]

He was an altar boy in the Anglican church? Doubtful, but whatever. It doesn’t matter. I’m glad Meghan and Doria continue to blank-out Toxic Thomas. And the Daily Mail’s rewrite of what went down tells you everything you need to know about how the British press has treated Meghan in the past year and a half. Toxic Tom sells out his daughter = Meg’s fault. Toxic Tom lies about Meghan never contacting him = Meg’s fault. Tom is revealed to be a liar = Meg’s fault. Meghan surgically removes her emotionally abusive father from her life = Meg’s fault.


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  1. Britt says:

    Welp. I don’t feel bad for him at all and the Daily Mail needs to stop with the nonsense because people don’t care about the Markles anymore. I’m surprised they’re still in contact with him anyway considering he basically made them all look stupid and played them all after that letter was revealed. That’s how you know, they’re desperate for anything relating to Meghan Markle.

  2. Chef Grace says:

    Ha ha. Queen’s church. He probably never even knew what Queen E’s name was, let alone the church before his daughter became involved with PHG.
    Alter boy my left foot.

    • Mumbles says:

      An American would view the Anglican Church as “Episcopalian” and I don’t think any American Episcopalians view it as the Queen’s church. This makes it sound to me as the Daily Mail putting words in his mouth, or writing up the statement for him to “make.” I’m not excusing Thomas, he shouldn’t be causing his daughter pain. But it also shows how mean the DM is – how much they are trying to create agita for Meghan, and how they’re taking advantage of a guy who is not the brightest and addicted to fame.

      • Wisca says:

        Some American churches call themselves Episcopal / Anglican.

      • CairinaCat says:

        My oldest son was baptized in the Episcopal Church, in California. His grandparents are English and his dad was raised in the Angelical church. It’s interchangeable on what they refer to themselves by either Episcopalian or Angelican. I had to become a member and go through the baptismal classes to get him baptized.

        I like the CoE, it was a nice change from the fricken brethren church I grew up in. It’s part of the Duggers cult church :p

  3. Louise177 says:

    Eventually the British press will stop talking to the Markles. Doing interviews where they can only say “wish I was there” isn’t worth the money.

    • VeryVeryTerryJerry says:

      The man can barely pull up his pants or walk. He can barely climb into a car for beer and smokes and take-out chicken and he’s going to dress up fit for a royal portrait and be present at a royal christening? What a f*cking riot. But its The Fail, right, so there you go. Clearly he values money over his daughter that he “loves very much.” There are not enough vile words to describe this piece of garbage.

    • minx says:

      I’m so glad the interviews are getting fewer and fewer. Nobody cares what this guy has to say. We knew he would be yapping when Meghan’s pregnancy was announced, then after the birth and now with the christening. How many ways can he say “No one is talking to me?” And no one wants to hear about his life story. His only news value would be if he could share something about the RF and he can’t.

    • xo says:

      unless, of course, their desire is to torment Meghan, in which case. . . . .

  4. Lukwesa says:

    I think Archie looks a lot like him. People say the Windsor genes are strong, but those Markle genes ain’t slacking either. It must kill him to see his little lookalike so loved and cherished and so separate from him, but it’s all his own fault. He played a stupid game and,well, you all know how the saying goes.

    • MoonTheLoon says:

      I saw the resemblance immediately too. He does look like a perfect blend of Harry and Meghan, but he is also the spitting image of Toxic Tom. I guess time will tell whom he ends up taking after. Gorgeous baby, either way.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        I think the nose is pure Meghan, but the rest is Harry. (And yes, I know where she got the nose from lol).

    • VeryVeryTerryJerry says:

      Bite your tongue in half, woman. I look more like Archie than any Markle does. the baby looks like Harry and Meghan. Ugh.

    • Giddy says:

      Archie looks way more like Winston Churchill than any absent Markle.

    • Mary says:

      Wow, I don’t think that Archie looks like Tom Sr. at all except for perhaps the eye color (it looks like Archie may have very deep green eyes).

      Face Shape: Doria
      Eye Shape and Size: Meghan and Doria
      Forehead: Harry
      Nose: Doria
      Lips: Meghan
      Total Look: Adorable!!!

  5. Sassy says:

    He has grown grandkids he still hasn’t met. This poor me crap is bull.

    • Montrealaise says:

      Why doesn’t the press ask him about his other five grandchildren? According to his ex-wife, he doesn’t have a relationship with any of them, and has never even met two of them. They should call out his self-pitying “poor me, Mean Meghan won’t allow me to be a grandfather!”.

  6. Suze says:

    The Queen’s church? The Anglican Church doesn’t exist in the US, it’s the Episcopal Church here and the Queen is not the head of it. I believe he was Episcopalian, but tying it to the Queen is a huge stretch.

    (Was raised Episcopal, there was no nonsense about it being “the Queen’s church.)

    • adastraperaspera says:

      Where in the world did he come up with that? I have a degree from an Episcopal seminary, and never have I heard it called that. The only connection is Anglican Communion, which the Archbishop of Canterbury heads up. Episcopalians are a member of this, but still their own independent church. Anglican clergy in the U.S. split off right after the Revolutionary War, because they refused to bow to a king.

    • Rina says:

      Thank you, @Suze and @adastraperaspera, for educating the readers about the Episcopal church being independent from the Anglican church.

      Insufferable TM is trying hard to connect himself to the Royal Family. As soon as the pics were released, it only took a nanosecond for him to begin his “Poor me” rant again.

  7. Jp says:

    The Anglican Church exists in the US, but the ACNA is relatively new- I wonder if he meant Episcopal? Either way, he still can’t stop dumping on every happy event in her life. The fact that he has grown grandchildren that he has never met says it all.

  8. Lainey F says:

    It’s immensely satisfying to see the puffy, boozy caricature of a storybook villain fail. I wouldn’t mind being the one appointed to tell him that he will never see his daughter in person again. He will probably never hear her voice on a phone call and he’s definitely never going to hold his grandson. He can dry his crocodile tears on wadded up copies of the Daily Fail. And as I’m admittedly petty AF, I enjoy knowing that the lovely Lady Doria’s inclusion is a dagger to his clogged heart.

  9. Seraphina says:

    Toxic Tom: you reap what you sow.

  10. Gia says:

    Despite his former stunts I wouldn’t just pan him down like that. He is a father and a grandfather. We know that he cared about and supported Meghan and his other children during their education and that he attended their graduations. He might really be a grieving grandfather.
    And perhaps he really needs the money desparately.
    He expresses a desired to meet his family and gets panned down for that.

    this is a man with a heart for his children and others:

    see 2:10

    carrying baby meghan

    • MrsBanjo says:

      No. Blood is not an excuse to emotionally abuse and manipulate your child, which is what he’s been doing. And it doesn’t matter if you need the money. You don’t sell out your children. That type of behaviour doesn’t show up out of nowhere. He’s likely always been like this, which, since he’s had no contact with any of his other grandchildren, would demonstrate.

      You excusing him is gross.

      • Britt says:

        I really can’t believe people fall for that old distraught soul, a man lost routine. That man is emotionally abusive and manipulative. Yes, family relationships are important but sometimes you gotta cut them off because they’re toxic and harmful.

      • VeryVeryTerryJerry says:

        Well said, Mrs. Banjo. He is a greedy, lying, abusive grifter. Every time he opens his mouth he simply proves that he does not love his daughter, but only the money she can make him.

    • Mae says:

      He should try to meet his other grandchildren that are not royals first. He has adult grandchildren that he has never even met. If family is so important to him then mend fences with your family living right there in the U.S.

    • Lanne says:

      It’s okay to dislike Meghan. No one is obligated to like any public figure, nor do you need any reason to dislike a person. But to excuse emotional abuse because you irrationally dislike a public figure is vile. The British tabloid media used Toxic Tom as a weapon against his own daughter. You really think that’s okay? Are you rubbing your hands together with glee at the thought of this abusive man having access to Meghan, Harry, and Archie? Would that be the “comeuppance” she “deserves” in your eyes? It’s really unseemly, and makes you look toxic. Why so much hate for someone you don’t know and will likely never meet?

      • kerwood says:

        @Lanne, you comment is excellent. I can’t imagine how twisted with hate and racism you have to be to side with someone like Thomas Markle, who has abused not only his famous daughter but other children and grandchildren. The only child he seems to have a relationship with is as sick and toxic as he is.

        I admire Meghan for refusing to be this man’s victim and choosing health, happiness and love. What a shame that the people who spend so much time hating a woman they don’t know and who doesn’t know (or care about) them when they could make the same choices Meghan has.

    • Meganbot2000 says:

      LOL hi Sam!! You’re conveniently forgetting that he’s estranged from all his children and grandchildren (save his fellow grifter).

    • norah says:

      if tom was that great why has he had zero contact with his own family for years? he has other kids

    • Cindy says:

      Such a loving father he is, whenever someone offers him money to talk trash about his daughter to fuel the narrative she’s an evil snake who shouldn’t have married into artistocracy, he takes it without flinching.

      If that’s your concept of a caring father I don’t even want to know what your concept of a bad father is.

    • minx says:

      Gia—you’re saying two different things—that he’s a grieving father and that he might really need the money. Selling out your daughter is a really distasteful and sleazy way to make a buck. He’s gotten a few paydays since Meghan became famous, enough that if he was careful with that money he would be fine. He has only himself to blame.

      • Citresse says:

        Tom may indeed be a grieving father and now he’s also a grieving grandfather. He has seriously messed up as a father but I don’t think he’s made of stone.
        Don’t forget MM wanted him to attend her wedding…this situation is much more complicated than we know, please keep that in mind, and whatever the problems are, it was enough to prevent Harry from meeting Tom prior to the wedding.

      • kerwood says:

        @Citresse, yes, Meghan wanted her father to attend the wedding. And then he sold her out to TMZ and the Daily Mail.

        Whatever pain and grief Thomas Markle is suffering is timely and VERY WELL DESERVED.

        Markle doesn’t give a shit about his daughter. He’s hot to meet the Queen. That’s what all that ‘the Queen’s church’ bullshit is all about. The Anglican church in the US is NOT the Queen’s church which shows just how much time he spent in church.

        Markle is like Donald Trump. The Queen didn’t have a choice in meeting Trump and his grifter family. But Her Majesty wouldn’t piss on the likes of Thomas Markle if he were on fire in the middle of Buckingham Palace.

      • MsIam says:

        @Citresse, it’s not complicated at all. All Tom Markle had to do is stop talking to the press, period. Stop trying to sell out his daughter. He (along with his horrible other daughter) chose not to do that and take the money instead. Hope that is keeping him warm at night. And if he is “grieving” then let him try and make amends with his grandkids that live in the states. And anyway, it looks like most of his “grief” is self inflicted.

    • Lynne says:

      Everything has to be on his terms, like the wedding. He was invited but didn’t want to go with the program so he had a fit, tried leveraging his position and lol was uninvited. Then he Tried playing on people’s sympathy with a staged heart attack and some in the public have taken his side….. But his daughter and son in law will not play his game.
      He could say no comment to the press if he wanted to mend bridges, if his grandson were truly important but he isn’t doing that. What about his other grandchildren? Are they not equally important? He doesn’t know them.
      It’s all about Thomas Markle the grifter.

    • Montrealaise says:

      Thomas, is that you? If being a grandfather is so important to you, why don’t you reach out to your other five grandchildren, starting with the two you have never even met.

    • VS says:

      I wonder if Doria had been the one to behave in such an abusive way, would you have been so understanding? would you have have given her the benefit of the doubt?

      Of course not, I bet you will be here or all over social media trashing her as the black mother who doesn’t love her daughter, the absent black parent who now wants to cash in, etc….

      The fact you are willing to support his abuse, I wonder what you would consider to be a bad parent…….I am so sorry for those around you who approach you when they are in abusive relationships.

      • kerwood says:

        If Doria had shown an fraction of Merkle’s dysfunction, she would have been denounced in Congress. Remember when there was a RUMOUR that she spoke to Oprah?

        People want to give Merkle a break because they can’t believe that Meghan’s WHITE family is the trashy, disgusting one. They can’t accept that her Black family has conducted themselves with dignity and discretion.

        Merkle’s apologists will insist that Meghan forgive her disgusting father no matter WHAT he does.

    • Lurkmode says:

      If he wants to demonstrate he can be a good father and grandfather, he can start with his two children in America that he’s estranged from and 5 adult grandchildren he has no relationship with.

      I’m sure he is grieving…grieving the loss of his opportunity to rub shoulders with British royalty. But, he cast his lot with trash and so in the dumpster he must stay.

    • Nicole R says:

      Go back and look at these articles –
      All I see is a narcissist who is incapable of caring for anyone besides himself.
      The fact that there is a picture of him holding Meghan as a child doesn’t negate that.
      How did the Daily Mail find out he was handing out presents to homeless kids on Christmas “Miles from his daughter “ and get pictures? Cutting out a parent is a painful and difficult thing to do, even when you aren’t in the public eye. I sympathize with Meghan.

  11. skiff says:

    All I have to say is you haven’t met many alter boys if you don’t think Thomas Markle fits. He pretty much is like a fair amount of former alter boys I know.

  12. aquarius64 says:

    The tabloids invested a lot of money in Bad Dad and his other spawn over the years with paid interviews, hoping for a reconciliation so they can get inside information from Frogmore via these potential snitches. Evil Papa Smurf would have blabbed on Good Morning Britain about the details of the event AND out the godparents. That along with his betrayals is probably why he wasn’t invited. The birth announcement left the Markles’ names off and that wouldn’t have happened without the queen’s blessing. The BRF is done with Sr Jr and Sam too.

    • Peg says:

      Well he did call the Royal family a cult, and called the crown a dusty old crown.
      The Queen will forgive many things but not calling the Crown, dusty.
      I think after Harry watched what the Markles put Meghan through, there was no way they cross Frogmore cottage threshold.
      Some where down the road, Meghan and tom may speak to each other, she knows he can’t be trusted.

      • Lucy De Blois says:

        I agree with everything you wrote but one: I think it’s going to be beyond impossible for the Queen to forgive “the family like cult” thing he pulled out in one of the interviews. The rest is going to be just impossible. Nasty piece of work this guy. Not only because his attacks, but for bringing so much stress and sorrow to a pregnant woman, his daughter.

  13. Peg says:

    The Dailyfail used a sad looking picture to portray tom, LOL.
    Tom cares about tom.
    I think Meghan had enough, when she sold the wardrobe she purchased for him, someone got her to reach out to him again, and she wrote him the letter, and he went on TV and lied that he had no contact with her, and was stupid enough to sell the letter, stick a fork in it.
    Personally what I can’t forgive tom for, is the abuse he Did to Meghan through out her pregnancy.
    How many ways does she have to show, that she want nothing to do with them.
    I know it’s the money that the Markles make off Meghan, the reason they’re holding on, using her.

  14. Anonymous says:

    The people defending Tom can never seem to answer this question: how is it that Doria can stay out of the spotlight and never once give an interview but yet Thomas has willingly ran his mouth how many times, despite Meghan asking him repeatedly not to? How come Doria can comply with her daughter’s wishes and yet Thomas can’t?

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      Yes! It’s obvious Doria loves and respects her daughter. This guy? He’s out for himself.

    • Rina says:

      TM fans and sympathizers (fellow abusers) believe that Doria was “bought” out. 🙄

      Doria has conducted herself with grace. She respects her daughter and that is reciprocated.

  15. Well-Wisher says:

    The Dailyfail is coined as “news written by women for women who hate women ” a phrase I came across from Mr Abell. I am unsure of it’s true origins.
    It engaged Thomas as a willing participant to prove his daughter’s unsuitability as a new royal.
    His emotional abuse via the press has created the situation whereby his daughter had no choice but to distance herself.
    He was a part of the harrassment that she faced with no care for her wellbeing during her pregnancy.
    Now they need fresh meat – the godparents of the “minor” royal to look into their backgrounds to see if any of Thomas’s type exist.
    The aim to sell little Archie and commodify his existence while still trying to “put his mother in her place”. The buyers/trolls must be fed.

  16. Mary says:

    Tom Sr. has not been keeping quiet. There have been plenty of articles quoting a “friend” of Tom Sr. I do not think that the Mail, RadarOnline, TMZ, etc. would publish accounts of what Tom says and feels without knowing that it is coming from him, whether directly or through Lori, his brother or someone else.

  17. skiff says:

    What I find odd about the the Markles is people are so sure they know the whole story, even though Meghan hasn’t ever shared it. I think Tom Markle is a creepy weird sell out of a relative. However, the operative word being think, not know, and most of what I think is from gossip sites and some interviews he has been on. I can’t imagine a reasonable explanation for some of his actions, but maybe there is one. Plus if Meghan ever wants to connect with him again its her prerogative, and I’m sure she knows her feelings more than any of us. Even if your parent is pure and wonderful as the driven snow, it’s your personal prerogative if you want a relationship with them. Reality is we the general public are lacking the knowledge to make a good decision on this, and rightly so. I wish there was more ignoring of the crazy Markle clan. I feel the attention on both sides just feeds the flame and makes it worse. I don’t feel sad for him, but in general this is a sad situation and I’m sure everyone but the crazy Markles would like it not to be covered as much.

    • MsIam says:

      @skiff, I don’t quite understand the point you are making about not judging Tom based on what is in the media and gossip sites and yet you mention the “crazy Markle clan”. Well unless you know them personally why do you call them that, other than what has been reported in the media or gossip sites? Tom Markle has not been shy about appearing in the press and even giving televised interviews. So he is putting himself out there, even though he has been told not to so and he is reaping what he is sewing. As far as the public lacking knowledge to make a good decision, what type of knowledge would be valid enough to justify the damage done by Tom and Samantha (and Tom Jr.)? I can’t imagine anything they could say or do that would excuse their behavior. Other than if they apologized and promised to go away and never speak on Meghan and her family again.

  18. Wood Dragon says:

    Lousy parents deserve nothing from their children and he is a bad one, as was mine. The Duchess of Sussex owes him nothing. He will never go away though.