Meghan Markle’s dad is now breaking his silence, and he is not only ripping the royal family, but Oprah as well.
Apparently, he doesn’t agree with the explosive interview that she conducted with Markle and husband Prince Harry last spring. However, while Thomas doesn’t care for the press, evidently the feeling is mutual.
First of all, Thomas sat down with the 60 Minutes segment affiliated with Australia and he was ready to share his opinion about Oprah’s role in the matter regarding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry:
“I think Oprah Winfrey is playing Harry and Meghan,” Thomas said. “I think she’s using them to build her network and build her new shows. I think she’s taking advantage of a very weakened man and getting him to say things that you just shouldn’t be saying on television.”
Thomas continued, “She’ll disagree, of course, and she may even sue me. I don’t care. But, the bottom line is she is working Harry.”
Of course, this comes on the heels of TMZ reporting that Thomas had also noted that the only way he had found out that the royal couple had welcomed their second child, Lilibet Diana, was through the royal couple’s public statement.
Naturally, the father of Meghan Markle was fairly frustrated that he had learned about this addition to their family in this way: “I see them both ghosting their families completely and now they are alone in a huge house where they can probably accommodate 20 people in but it’s just the 4 of them. I don’t think they are going to have relatives over for a barbeque next week or next month.”
To say that Thomas’ perspective would be interesting would be an understatement.
Everyone realizes that Oprah is not a television personality, but also an entrepreneur. She has already built up her celebrity with her talk show going strong even 25 years after it began.Moreover, she recently introduced her own brand on Discovery, and her endorsement continues to be gold.
However, what of when she interviewed Meghan and Harry? Well, to put it mildly, her interview with Harry and Meghan rocked the world, especially when you consider that Harry’s beloved actually accused the British Royal Family of racism. Everyone except for Harry and Meghan were shocked, to say the least.
Meghan and her father have a complex and intriguing relationship, to say the least. Over the years, Thomas has not handled his relationship with his daughter in the correct manner.
Instead of attempting to go to her directly, Thomas frequently seeks out the media for attention and continues to make public declarations in regards to his family drama. It was as recent as August 2018 that he told the Daily Mail that he was afraid he was never going to meet his grandchildren. Moreover, he felt that his daughter would rather that he would be dead.
“Everybody would be filled with sympathy for her,” he told the outlet.” But I hope we reconcile. I’d hate to die without speaking to Meghan again.”
An insider is now telling the Daily Mail that Meghan “has no immediate plans to contact her father. Firstly, she’s deeply hurt and secondly, she can’t trust him to keep their conversation private.”
The insider continued, “Meghan’s had to deal with a lot of self-esteem issues growing up with a narcissist. She has tools to cope with emotional blackmail. She does pray for him. That’s Meghan. She does not have a bad bone in her body, but she’s not falling for her dad’s crocodile tears. She’s been down that road far too many times before.”
Who needs soap operas when you could just follow the British Royal family?