Thomas Markle: ‘This is the worst time in the world to be whining’


I hoped that because of the ongoing lawsuit, Thomas Markle would not be giving any interviews to the British press at this time. But he is. The Duchess of Sussex is currently suing the Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday because of Thomas Markle selling/giving her letter to them to publish. As part of the ongoing legal shenanigans, Meghan has issued several on-the-record statements about her father, including the fact that she used to give him money, that they once had a close relationship, and that she hasn’t spoken to her father since just before her wedding, because she believes he’s been manipulated by the British tabloid media. I agree that *some* of it is manipulation. But Thomas Markle has shown that he is complete and utter trash. Speaking of, the Sun managed to get ahold of Toxic Tom and wouldn’t you know, he spouted all of the British tabloid talking points! Weird how that keeps happening.

Meghan’s dad Thomas Markle last night warned the royal couple: “This is the worst time in the world to be whining.” And estranged Thomas admitted: “I love my daughter but I really don’t appreciate what she’s become right now.”

Last night he criticised the timing of the book — with almost 150,000 Covid-19 deaths across the United States. He stated: “This is the worst time in the world for them to be whining and complaining about anything — because people everywhere are suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Finding Freedom claims Meghan has not spoken to her father since he failed to attend her wedding. He was caught staging paparazzi pics of himself before the big day. But the book also includes claims that Meghan, 38, herself set up pap shots when she was starring in TV drama Suits before she met Harry. Mr Markle said: “Apparently Meghan has made deals with the paparazzi. She planned it.”

The 76-year-old, who did not receive payment for speaking to The Sun, has also reacted to the content.

On Sunday, it was reported that Meghan and Harry had “rejected” the idea of getting help to protect her father, as their royal romance grew. He says he was also berated by Harry for co-operating with the press while in hospital recovering from heart surgery. From his home in Rosarito, Mexico, he said: “The fact the royals advised them to get me help and they refused to do it is incredible news.”

[From The Sun]

Finding Freedom details the lengths Meghan and Harry went through to try to protect Thomas Markle, actually. The palace courtiers believed that Harry and Meghan should fly to Mexico and see him face-to-face though, and apparently Meghan and Harry refused. Part of me thinks that they refused because Meghan – despite what she’s saying now – already knew that her father was going to be a giant catastrophe and that if she and Harry went to Mexico to see him, he would find some way to screw them over in person. Besides that, they really did offer him security, clothes, acceptance, everything – and he rejected it all, because he’s a toxic a–hole who would rather sell out his daughter.

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  1. greenmonster says:

    Then he should stop!

    • Ines says:

      Thomas Markle whines: “this is the worst time in the world to be whining”.

    • Bryn says:

      I was going to say the same thing.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Exactly. Funny how the first people to tell certain communities to toughen up by shutting up are the last to try it themselves. With everything going on in the world, how do the Toms and Samanthas of the world still manage to prioritize whining about people discussing the racism and misogyny around them, and still think that proves their maturity? He’s a lousy parent.

    • Jay says:

      Exactly! You know if they had visited him in Mexico, he would have just taken lots of photos to sell or tried to record them. He’s not a good person or a good father.

      • Tealie says:

        I agree I hope they never visit him and never let him visit especially with Archie present, because no doubt would he try and secretly take pictures of him and sell them to the Sun or something. or I wouldn’t even put it past him to lie about abuse for money or to get him taken away. I wish I could chalk it up to being mental illness or old age but I truly think Thomas Markle has always been a garbage bag of a human being especially according to his ex-wife’s opinion of him: (wife before D said he was selfish neglectful man and would refuse to give her money to her to buy food and essentials for their children to the point that she ended up having to shoplift to get food despite him working)

        Iust think Meghan has been used to growing up with an ustable parent, constantly looking past these things. I am sure it has always happened, but obviously not to this scale. Thomas hurting meghan for his own gain, Meghan asking him why he did it, Thomas feigning victimhood, Thomas gaslighting her into saying it was her fault/it didn’t happen, Meghan crying and apologising and Thomas getting away with it. Rinse and repeat.

        although this time I will for sure be the last time he does it, I’m glad Harry and Megan have found support within each other to finally ditch the toxic families, although I’m sure it is very hard for both of them it has really opened their eyes and save their lives and prevented generational trauma.

    • minx says:

      When I saw the headline about whining, my first thought was that for some reason he was calling out Trump. I should have known better, Markle is as narcissistic as Cheeto.

  2. Brit says:

    You know the desperation has to be real to get this loser out of the pantry 😂 This man has no credibility and using the pandemic to control a couple is getting old at this point. The BM needs to get over it because this obsession they have with controlling their prey is toxic and pathetic. They’re not going back, they’re not dropping the lawsuits and they’re not giving access.

  3. BayTampaBay says:

    I never understood why a palace courtier or escort did not go to Mexico, pick up Toxic Tom, bring him to the UK, set him up in a country guest cottage (the Windsors have many), and babysit him until after the wedding.

    I believe that if Diana had been alive my above description is exactly what would have happened. I think she would have gone to Mexico and fetched Toxic Tom herself.

    • Tessa says:

      I think his mind was already poisoned by Samantha who trashed Meghan.

    • MaryContrary says:

      It sounds like they did try that and he refused to let them in or go with them.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      One was sent – it believe it was Harry’s equerry who Thomas turned away multiple times, same with the security team. He REFUSED every and any offer M&H and the palace made to him.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      It sounds like that was the plan that Harry and Meghan wouldn’t go along with. It’s implied in Meghan’s communications with her father that he had a fear of flying. Even if he had initially sold them out when H&M went to get him, it still would have been better than what ended up happening.

      • kelleybelle says:

        This “fear of flying” didn’t prevent him from flying to the other side of the planet to have sex with teenagers, did it? Meghan has receipts for all of Sr.’s lies. He is, as usual, completely full of it. Only another press intimidation tactic. And I don’t believe for a minute that this shit-heap wasn’t paid. Once again he shows the world how much he does not love Meghan. At all.

      • Mumbles says:

        This is the first I’ve ever heard of Markle flying to have sex with minors. And a google search came up with nothing.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I don’t know about minors but Thomas Jr sold a story (can’t remember which rag) about how Daddy Dearest used to go on ‘sex holidays’ to the Phillipines and bragged to his son about how great the weed was and how cheap it was to pay women to do whatever you wanted them to do to you. From what I recall of the article it was hinted that he was still married to Doria at the time.

        Daddy was quoted in the Fail about breaking Jr’s legs over this and saying it was all lies.

      • kelleybelle says:

        @ Mumbles, it was all over the place after one of Jr.’s interviews. He would fly to Thailand and the Philippines for teen-aged prostitutes. Illegal in the States so he was going for a reason. It was well-documented. Jr. even mentioned the fights it caused with his wife (Doria) and how Sr. would mail packages over to those countries at Christmas. You missed the “Thailand Tom” stories? The man is a bona-fide creep.

      • Mumbles says:

        Okay now I see stories in In Touch and Radar where the son says the father went to Thailand. Nothing about them being underage, but I guess that’s to be implied in that part of the world.

      • kelleybelle says:

        @Mumbles, of course they were underage. That’s why he traveled. Hookers are everywhere, but underage hookers a “specialty” of Thailand and Philippines. Their families are dirt poor and it’s one way of making money. Trust me, they’re underage. Doria looked like a child when she married him. He likes them young and there is plenty of evidence.

      • ABritGuest says:

        He has a fear of flying but apparently is offering to be the star witness for the Fail which may require him to fly to the U.K. as a witness for the Fail. Somehow I’m sure he will overcome his nerves for his star moment.

        Didn’t Tom’s response to Meghan’s letter suggest that Harry has been protecting Meghan from Tom on phone calls pre wedding? Sounds like there was tension already& maybe that’s why they didn’t fly out.

        Either way he was a grown man. He had people on the ground to assist& accompany him same as Doria. I don’t doubt tabloids offered Doria money to sell out Meghan but she didn’t& was also harassed by paparazzis& shown in an unflattering light. Thomas CHOSE his ego and easy money over his daughter.

    • ola says:

      Then they should have shushed him on the spot. They would have avoided all that muddle.

  4. Ennie says:

    I don’t want him in my country, can you take him back?

  5. Ariel says:

    The Royal family’s racism, snobbery and dysfunction at this point are like- yeah, they’re vile, petty, vain and gross. No new news.

    But this guy continues to appall me to the depth of my soul.
    He is supposed to be her father.
    There aren’t words to describe the full awfulness of his actions.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      And Charles is supposed to be Harry’s father, and yet, he throws him under the bus to get better press for himself, or to take the heat away from himself.

      While most *normal* people would give our very lives to keep our kids safe, the BRF and parents like TT are NOT “normal”.

  6. taylor says:

    The UK tabloid press is so malicious and witnessing the full-scale destruction of Meghan’s character through several articles every single day for the last 2+ years has been harrowing. Thomas cannot possibly love her. In fact, it seems like he hates her. A lot.

  7. Tessa says:

    HE’s on the media gravy train again.

  8. JanetDR says:

    So hush your noise fool!

  9. Lisa says:

    I was wondering when they would roll him out.

  10. Nev says:

    Please please pleeeeaaaassssseeee go away.

  11. Jessica says:

    He is not a good person or a loving father. He should have some shame and be quiet now.

    • Charfromdarock says:

      That man has no shame.

    • A says:

      There’s no reasoning with someone like this; in his mind, he’s the victim here. I’m surprised Meghan was going to have him at the wedding at all. I assume the idea was that he would do more damage if he weren’t invited.

  12. AnnaKist says:

    Ugh. He’s turned up again, just like the proverbial bad penny. So, is he putting his whining into hiatus? You’ve done your dash, boyo. Even if Meghan ever decides to take the high moral ground, the most he can hope for/expect is civility. You know, like when you get permanently sourpuss checkout chick again, but there’s no way you’ll allow her behaviour to determine y-urs and you just smile and thank her. That’s IF she decides to let him back in. He’s standing just inside, but it’s still glacia;

  13. Ella says:

    They even rolled him out! Screams of desperation and panic. Hehe!

  14. Marivic says:

    First, I don’t wish Thomas Markle on anyone. Even on my enemy.

    Second, Thomas Markle news and the rage against the Finding Freedom book are a diversionary tactic by the Royal Family and the British tabloids. They are used to cover up for another royal member David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, who was in Epstein’s infamous little black book. They are being used as scapegoat for another alleged royal pedophile. Another major, major royal scandal.

  15. Sofia says:

    He’s complaining about them whining when all he’s done and currently doing is whining lmao

    • kelleybelle says:

      And it’s not Harry and Meghan even whining. They had nothing to do with the book, so you can tell who’s behind it!

  16. MsIam says:

    The professional whiner whines again. What an awful toxic person. I hope he never comes into Archie’s presence, that child doesn’t deserve to have Smurkle inflicted on him, ever,

  17. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    He’s the actual worst. Too bad she can’t file a cease and desist order on him, or file a defamation lawsuit against him. I guess she doesn’t want that leading to further drama. It just goes to show how resilient of person she is to have to be dealing with all his toxicity in addition to all the sh*t w the RF. Sad that neither of them have much of a supportive family. Thank goodness for Doria though! I’m sure she’s like a breath of fresh air.

  18. Tessa says:

    The Meghan attackers put this man on a pedestal and want her to “apologize”. So sickening.

  19. Coco says:

    “Don’t listen to them! Listen to meeeee!” Whines famed whiner.

  20. Giddy says:

    I picture TM’s days on a loop; scratching, belching, whining, farting, chugging beer, whining some more. Repeat ad infinitum.

  21. S808 says:

    He’s lucky all Meghan and Harry are doing is ignoring him.

  22. Ginger says:

    The fact that they brought Thomas out is proof that he is on the RF payroll and this is one of the things that they don’t want to get out. I always believe that the RF were desperate to try and stop the wedding they paid him to fake a heart attack. And then smear Meghan out of the country. Just my tinfoil tiara theory. But I find it very interesting that he is speaking now when he has been quiet.

    • Mia says:

      Sloppy Tom did say “The royal family owes me”. I believe if he had of walked her down the aisle, one of the royals would of gave him a nod. He would of faked a heart attack, anything to stop the wedding.

    • Dl says:

      Adding to it. I think toxic to is directly connected to the Ken and Karen Keenbridge…maybe through ma middleton

  23. KellyRyan says:

    I’ll join. :) Said the man, “paid,” to whine.

  24. aquarius64 says:

    The jackass is proving that he is a meat puppet for the press. FF detailed that Bad Dad was PAID for the pre-wedding pap pictures. The pap was named and according to the book Sr got 30% of the payout. That was never reported before. Scobie and Durand would’t get that detail unless they got a hold of the pap. That pap was allegedly paid 100,000.00. FF also said Dad was corrupted by the press, waiving checks at him until he caved. Funny the tabloids didn’ t mention these points.

    Toxic Tom is the Fail’s star witness and the book damaged his credibility for the case. DM is doing witness image rehab.

    • MsIam says:

      Toxic’s credibility ship sailed long ago when he admitted on his TV interview that he lied to Harry. That would be the first thing I would bring up if I were Meghan’s lawyer. Add that to the payments he’s received? That Christian Jones /boyfriend payment thing outlined in the filing already shows that the media pays for information. I believe the only court Toxic will appear in is the court of public opinion.

  25. yinyang says:

    Yes it is Kate and William!

    • yinyang says:

      Why didn’t he come to the wedding, I mean this is your daughter, I just don’t get it, this is the most important moment of her life and it would have nipped all rumours. He could have done that atleast, what kind of father doesn’t show up, all expenses paid for, it could have been done in a day?!? I just can’t get over it, did he not understand how much it would have meant to her? And then later asks her for money, he’s completely souless, that’s the only way I can explain it. Everytime I see him on the news I’ll say this!!

    • kelleybelle says:

      He was PAID to stay home and fake a heart attack. The RF wanted to stop the wedding and they thought that Meghan would rush home and be by his side. Didn’t work, blew up in their faces. But you bet he was paid to stay home. The heart attacks were not real and everyone knows it now. I think Harry realized immediately that the press had gotten involved when he refused to get into the car sent for him and then when they heard via TMZ that Sr. wasn’t coming to the wedding.

      • yinyang says:

        What kind of father sells out his own daughters love and respect? Tom has no respect, he and Doria didn’t last he was visiting prositutes and she was so young too. What a cold hearted greedy man.

  26. mk says:

    Haha! Tom can read Rupert Murdoch’s scripts with all the british media talking points.

    • Ella says:

      Exactly. He is a clear case of ‘Cross my palm with silver and I’ll say whatever you want.’

  27. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    Apparently Roya Nikkah’s article claiming that Harry & Meghan did nothing to help Tom Markle before the wedding was pulled from the site because Meghan, in her lawsuit against the Mail, provided text messages to prove that she reached out to her father to help him before the wedding, and that she had been supporting him financially. Yes, Meghan & Harry maybe should have flown to see TM before the wedding, but I have a feeling if they had, the courtiers would have berated them for the paparazzi pictures that no doubt would have resulted. I don’t know why he just couldn’t have behaved with dignity like Doria has done from the beginning. I blame a lot of his behavior on Sammy Markle pouring poison in his ear about Meghan.

  28. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Then he should stfu.

  29. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    That’s rich.

  30. aquarius64 says:

    Does the book say before the wedding Daddy Toxic had to be handled with kid gloves? The Windsors saw Thomas was trouble. Tin foil tiara – Bad Dad was mad he didn’t get to do a speech during the wedding; Sam and Jr were not invited; his “entourage” were not going be invited and have room and board covered by the BRF. I can see in his small mind Dad felt the royals were looking down on him and the Markle family. That made him ripe for the picking for the tabloids. This would be the time KP to reach out to the press and found the UK based pap who took the pictures. Scammy was probably negotiating the cut for Daddy. In the book palace courtiers “find out” the photos were staged one week before the wedding. Meghan reaches out for her dad to confirm so the story is killed. Dad lies and the story runs anyway. Daddy does a Fred Sanford to avoid facing the music and the overall plan is to postpone or cancel the wedding. The wedding happened, go to plan B. William according to the Times reached out to the press to weaponize Dad to ruin Meghan to the point she leaves Harry and return to the States. The press went over its skis and all the Sussexes left.

    Bad Dad has been paid and probably not much because the tabloids may have leverage: they could prove the fake heart attack and the South Seas hookers (God help Markle if the girls were underage) and they’ll expose him if he doesn’t do what he’s told. Another reason TT may have been deployed is that US Weekly recently reported he was trying to get in touch with Meghan in LA to make amends. That could not have made DM lawyers happy. Because of the lawsuit the Fail can’ t interview Markle or it looks like witness tampering; but it can run a story done by another paper. The tabloids have a vested interest to control Markle and they will destroy him once they are done. Tin foil tiara off.

    • Mary says:

      Good synopsis! I would just put my tin foil hat on to say that I think Pa Markle was recently being quiet because, now that the Sussexes are in California, he needs to put up a quiet and dignified front for his Grandparents’ Rights case – but he just could not help himself. Okay, hat off….

      • HeatherC says:

        That would be hysterical if he went for grandparents rights in California. He has no standing.

        First off, there is no pre existing relationship of bond.

        I don’t even think he can file because both Archie’s parents are married to each other, neither are dead, neither has disappeared, and Archie lives with them.

        Grandparents rights is a small movement always looking for test cases to change court decisions. Thomas “Bad Dad” Markle will never be a good bet.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Mary, is he really applying for that? Good luck with that, he’d have no chance in hell of winning his case. Meghan and Harry would fight tooth and nail to ever allow him to get close enough for his grandson to even get a whiff of the toxicity coming from him.

      • Mary says:

        @freeshalor, haha, no I had on my tinfoil hat! However, he did make some noise about such a case maybe a year ago. I was just thinking that in the UK he would not have had a chance and it would likely be dismissed straight away. However, while he would not win in California the case would probably play out longer and he is, after all, after the attention.

      • Mary says:

        OK, I have some kind of magic tinfoil tiara because Tom Jr just gave an interview where he said that Tom Sr. is going to pursue legal action to be able to see Archie!!!

  31. paddingtonjr says:

    He doesn’t like who Meghan has become? He is lucky to have someone like Meghan as a daughter; it’s more than he deserves! Meghan is an intelligent, independent, beautiful, strong woman who made her own money and has her own personality separate but complimentary to Harry. Many parents would love to have and/or do celebrate having such a child.

  32. Kim says:

    So the British tabloids are using the words whinging and whining and this trash bag comes out with the same word. How are they winning? A book was written about them!!! I truly detest this man.

  33. L4frimaire says:

    This is what they always do. Something comes out to defend the Sussexes, and people say they’re whining. Meanwhile, all the British media is aligned whining about this book, the royals are whining through the media. Also they’re not saying anything, it’s not their book. Every time the Sussexes do anything, someone is objecting because of “ timing”. They don’t live for us or the Royals family. Also, the Times printed some of these tabloid talking points about M&H rejecting royal help for Thomas and the article was taking down because it was full of inaccuracies. We saw the court transcripts that show they did a lot to help him out. Also Thomas is the one who has decided to burn the bridge with his daughter and make money off her, not the other way around.

  34. Marivic says:

    To rile up Meghan , the Sun interviews her father. But Meghan, with his constant abuses, has learned to roll with the punches. She has become hardened and indifferent as far as his father’s antics are concerned. She knows he’s all about the money.

  35. cisne says:

    My god! he is an actual monster!! it must feel horrible to finally wake up to the fact that your father actually hates you! that is what it seems to me!

  36. Meg says:

    Narcissists are such hypocrites

  37. Liz version 700 says:

    Dear Thomas. Hush now the grown up are talking.

  38. BOYD says:

    He doesn’t like who Meghan has become? But he loves what sonny boy and big Half-sis has become. When is Doria going to speak up? Tell us why you dumped him and went back to your maiden name so we can match stories with first wife Roslyn. That’s my dream both ex-wives saunter into the courtroom and tell who the REAL Thomas Markle is…

    These people will attack Meghan and Harry for Years. The UK tabloids want them to fail badly. Their wet dream is to see them both on their knees at Kate’s feet….

    This Markle guy busted up every family relationship he’s had. His brothers, 2 wives, his kids, and grandkids Then Meghan gets blamed for it.. IN America we are aware of Thomas Markle’s history from his first ex-wife, his son, Meghan’s cousins, a granddaughter, and one of Samantha’s ex-husbands.. Why do the UK tabloids think they’re all lying?