After Meghan Markle’s dad alleged on Sunday that the new Duchess looked ‘terrified’ on outings, reports suggest that Markle is feeling ‘blindsided’ by her father yet again.
Since getting married to Prince Harry on May 19 and being crowned the Duchess of Sussex, it has been smooth sailing for Meghan Markle. Apart from the time when she stumbled while walking with Queen Elizabeth and the time when she briefly crossed her legs instead of her ankles, she has shown that she has been properly trained in the ways of the Royal Family. She knows the charities to support, the wardrobe to choose and has even started adopting a British accent.
The watchful and critical eyes on her that cannot find fault in her have instead turned to her family. Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, who also attended the Royal Wedding, is a fan favorite. Her father and half-siblings, most of whom created a lot of drama before Markle wed Prince Harry, are a completely different story.
Before the wedding, Thomas Markle fluctuated between refusing to attend the wedding and having severe health issues which prevented him from flying overseas. Thomas Markle Jr. wrote an open letter to Prince Harry urging him not to marry his half-sister while simultaneously asking to be invited to the event. Samantha Grant, Markle’s half-sister who she has not met in a decade, continuously tried to contact the press to tell unpleasant stories about Markle.
Even though all of them are being difficult, it is Meghan’s father that has proved to be the most problematic. In an interview with The Sun on Sunday, Markle said, “My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified. I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile. I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This one isn’t even a stage smile—this is a pained smile. That might be just having a couple of bad days. I don’t know. It really worries me. I think she’s under too much pressure. There’s a high price to pay to be married to that family.”
He also commented about the Royal Family being outdated in their attitudes and wardrobes, adding that he had been shunned by them after his tougher opinions.
Since the harsh article was released, Best Life‘s author Diane Clehane wrote that a source told her, “Meghan does not understand why her father is doing all this. She is trying so hard to fit in and adapt to this very new way of life and she was once again blindsided by a father who supposedly cares about her and doesn’t want to embarrass her.” The source said that Markle forgave him after each publicity-driven antic, but that it was becoming harder and harder, not only for her but also for her new family.
The source added that even the royals generally do not say anything about such matters, they are pushed to their limit and might be enticed to release a statement regarding various allegations made by Thomas Markle in the near future.