Like her estranged half-sister, Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, keeps speaking to the press and giving unflattering tell-all interviews to ask why he can't reconnect with his daughter. Quick recap: Thomas would not stop talking to tabloids about his relationship (or lack therof) with his daughter, admitted to staging paparazzi pictures before his daughter married Prince Harry in May, and wasn't there on the big day to celebrate. It's been rumored that he might be banned from royal events for life, and he's pleaded with his ex-wife, Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, via texts and hand-delivered notes to try to regain access.
He told The Mail on Sunday that he has made mistakes, but that there have also been numerous made-up stories about him in the press.
"I’m not selling stories," he said. "People make things up and my daughter and her husband believe the lies, the one thing they told me never to do. They think I’m giving hundreds of interviews. That’s rubbish. I am not perfect, I made mistakes but my punishment does not fit the crime. Even murderers get visits from their daughters in jail."
Ragland isn't responding, and neither is Meghan. But Thomas is still taking jabs at his daughter in the media and violating her privacy by revealing details about her past while simultaneously trying to beg to get back in her life.
"She bends the rules. She’s good at that. But this acting up is new," he said. "She’s never been rude to me before. I can’t believe I’ve done anything severe enough to be treated this way by her."
He seemed to promise to play nice if he could reach her.
“If she would just speak to me, things could be different," he said. "I love Meghan very much. I want her and Harry to have a beautiful, healthy baby and a great life.”
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