This is apparently the one person who might be able to reason with Thomas Markle

But will she do it?

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But will she do it?

Meghan Markle has only been a Duchess for three months, but she has already endured more drama than most royals will face in a lifetime. And unfortunately for the Duchess of Sussex, most of it is coming from the Markles, more specifically, Thomas Markle.

That’s right. The Markles as a whole have created a lot of drama around the now Duchess of Sussex, from estranged nephew Tyler Dooley naming his cannabis business after her to estranged half sister Samantha Grant rumoured to be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother. But it’s her father who is causing the most noise, with his repeated involvement with the press, from TV appearances to staged photographs.

The royal family has remained tightlipped amid the Markle drama, but after the 74-year-old divulged details of a heated phone call with Prince Harry to the Mail on Sunday this weekend, recalling how he hung up on the 33-year-old prince, it seem that enough is enough.

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‘The Palace, who normally takes a firm policy of not commenting on personal matters, is now considering a more aggressive strategy to deal with the situation with both her father and her sister,’ a source close to the royals reportedly told Entertainment Tonight. ‘No one wants to see this continue.’

The source continued: ‘She has gone through periods of difficulty with her father in the past, but she does love him. That’s what’s been so difficult about this.’

It seems however that there could be another option, with sources believing that one person might be able to get through to Meghan’s father.

Who? Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland.


Meghan and her father are reported to be not speaking to each other at the moment, with Doria therefore hoped to act as a go-between to unite the father and daughter.

‘The only reason Meghan hasn’t spoken to her father yet is because she’s yet to hear from him in a respectful manner,’ a source close to Meghan reportedly told the Mail. 'Thomas is speaking to the press more than he’s reached out and spoken to his own daughter.’

The source continued: ‘If Thomas truly wanted to speak with Meghan, he could easily have sent a letter to her mother and asked her to pass it along. Unfortunately that wouldn’t sell papers or fit into his fabricated and salacious narrative.’

Here’s hoping Thomas starts to take the advice onboard and tries to contact his daughter privately through Doria. Given how close Meghan is to her mother, who is even reported to be moving to England to be closer to the now Duchess, we're sure she would help.

Jenny Proudfoot
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