Following the recent show of unity from the clashing Royals for the late Queen’s funeral processions, Meghan Markle’s family hope for the same result, saying “it’s never too late” for the Duchess to put their differences aside.
The feuding Royal couples, Prince William and Prince Harry along with their wives the Princess of Wales and Markle, came together multiple times, united in sorrow for the loss of the Queen, with Prince William reportedly extending an invitation to his brother, Prince Harry to greet well-wishers at Windsor Castle.
Markle’s half-brother Thomas Jr told the Sunday Mirror he watched the Queen’s state funeral with his father, Thomas, who was hopeful the Prince’s reunion meant positive things for his relationship with his daughter.
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“We both watched clips of the Queen’s funeral together,” Thomas Jr said.
“I was overcome with emotion at how every person spectating was honoured to be there and respectful.”
The 56-year-old then addressed Markle directly saying, “Dad treated you like a princess your entire life and deserves the respect”.
“You didn’t call him for his heart attacks or stroke, but it’s never too late.
“I’d like to send this invitation for her to do the right thing and make amends with her father. But she also has to make amends with our sister Samantha and myself.
“Everyone makes mistakes – it’s never too late to do the right thing.”
The Duchess has had a tumultuous relationship with her family since her father staged paparazzi photos leading up to her wedding with Prince Harry in 2018 and then leaked a personal letter from Markle some months later.
In a recent tell-all interview with Oprah, Markle opened up about her father’s “betrayal” that he was “working with the tabloids”.
“We called my dad and we asked him, and he said, ‘No, absolutely not.’ I said, ‘You know the institution has never intervened in anything for us but they can try to go in and kill this story. But if they do this once, we’re not going to be able to use that same leverage to protect our own kids one day’,” the Duchess said.
“I said, ‘I just need you to tell me, if you tell me the truth, we can help.’ And he wasn’t able to do that, and that for me has really resonated, especially now as a mother.”
Earlier this year in June 2022, speaking with the tabloids again, Thomas told GB News he had plans to crash the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations to confront his daughter and meet with Prince Charles in the hopes to bond over being estranged from their children.
“I would like to meet with Prince Charles and thank him for walking my daughter down the aisle, and also to meet and talk with him because I think we have a lot in common now. We’ve pretty much both been ghosted by our children,” Thomas told GB News.