Thomas Markle is launching a clothing line and we don’t know what to do

Is this real life?

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Is this real life?

Meghan Markle has a difficult relationship with her father, Thomas Markle, something that has plagued her first few months as a royal.

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 is Meghan’s dad that has caused the most drama, with it even reported this week that the royal family is considering an ‘aggressive strategy’ to stop his constant involvement with the press.

There was the ongoing drama of whether he would be walking her down the aisle, his staged photographs for the press, and of course the multiple TV appearances, even talking about Princess Diana in some controversial comments this month, announcing it would be his last ever interview.

Thomas even opened up this week about a heated phone call with Prince Harry, telling The Mail on Sunday how he ended up hanging up on the 33-year-old, telling the couple that they probably wanted him dead.

We all were hoping that someone might have a private word with the 74-year-old, but let's just say that if they have, it doesn't seem to have sunk in.

It was reported today in fact that he is launching a clothing line.

Yes, Thomas Markle is launching a menswear clothing line, according to his daughter and Meghan's half-sister, Samantha Grant.

'So excited about my father’s new clothing line for men! Will keep you posted,' Samantha posted to her personal Twitter account, previously announcing that he should 'start his own line of hoodies for older men'.

The palace has yet to respond to the announcement, but it's unlikely that the royals will be too pleased.

Jenny Proudfoot
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