What does it all mean?
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 and choosing Meghan’s due date to release a tell-all book about her half-sister.
It is Meghan’s dad however, who has caused the most drama, with it even reported that the royal family has been forced to consider 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. Then of course he opened up about a heated phone call with Prince Harry and reportedly launched a clothing line.
Unsurprisingly, this week he spoke out again, and this time it was to talk about Meghan Markle’s first wedding to Trevor Engelson, an event that took place in Jamaica.
Apparently Thomas alleged that the couple’s wedding favours that were handed out to guests each contained a ‘baggy’ of cannabis – a pretty controversial claim.
‘It’s illegal, but it’s no big deal in Jamaica,’ Thomas reportedly told the Daily Mail in an interview. ‘It’s almost customary down there. I don’t smoke weed and to the best of my knowledge, nor does Meghan. I don’t know what I did with mine. I think I gave it away.’
This interview has surfaced at the same time as it has been reported that Meghan has given her father an ultimatum – she would reportedly like to rebuild a relationship if he stays away from the press.
Will he comply? Only time will tell.