Meghan Markle ‘playing a dangerous game” with her father, Thomas, a royal biographer claims.
After a recent interview, in which Thomas Markle claimed that he has not spoken to his daughter Meghan in months — by a royal biographer, is the stimulation of the Duchess of Sussex to “build bridges” with her father.
“The TV interview on ITV GMB will certainly not heal the fracture. I understand that many people have the feeling that he is a sad and attention seeking figure. But I believe Meghan is playing a dangerous game,” Robert Jobson — author of “Charles at Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes, and Dreams” — has told Express.
“If you still have both parents in life you have no idea what it will be like living without one or both of them,” he explained, adding: “Thomas Markle is stupid and naive in his dealings with the media. But why would he be an expert? He reaches out to her and sounded desperate.”
Jobson went on to say that Thomas, 74, “is not in the best of health” and he would ” urge Meghan to make contact with him and to try to build bridges.”
“They both have made mistakes,” Jobson noted. “As soon as he is gone, all the tears will flow, are seen as crocodiles tears. They will regret not making contact it something happens to him. It’s Christmas, send a card and tell him that you hear him.”
“But by the look of his appeal will fall on deaf ears.”
On Monday, Thomas appeared on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain, in which he asked the former “Suits” star, 37, to reach out to him.
“I love my daughter very much and they know that. I would really appreciate it if she would just call me, reach out in one way or another to me, send me a text, just say that you’re there and you hear me.”
Thomas, who remains “hopeful” that one day he will talk with his daughter, added that it would be “very helpful” if he can also see his grandchild.
“I look forward to that happening,” he said.
In October, Meghan’s estranged half-sister Samantha told The Sun she wanted the former actress, who is expecting her first child with husband, Prince Harry, “to be happy,” but urged her to be of their father Thomas in her pregnancy.
“It just makes everything that happened in the past year disappear. I want Meghan to be happy and calm and at peace. Everyone needs to be positive,” Samantha said at the time. “I hope — for the sake of the baby, the family, the world and my father that came to him from the statement was not intentional.”
The royal family announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child in the spring of 2019. The statement added that Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, is “very happy” and looking forward to her first grandchild — but made no mention of Thomas.
“I hope my father is included in a good time. If he is excluded, I will not be happy. It is in the interest of the baby for my father to be included,” Samantha said. “A baby changes everything, and soothe everyone. I would only hope that there would be an adjustment or another way of him.”
She added that it is time to “simply work in the direction of a positive cheerful new life into the world.”
Thomas and Samantha have done a number of interviews slamming the royal family and the Duchess for their actions since the May 19 wedding. Thomas claimed that the royal family ignored him after the staged paparazzi photo debacle just a few days before Meghan and Harry’s marriage.
Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco, and Katherine Lamb contributed to this report.