Meghan Markle’s fairytale wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 was somewhat overshadowed by her father’s erratic behaviour. Thomas Markle admitted to staging paparazzi photos a few days before the wedding and repeatedly gave press interviews about his daughter. According to sources who spoke to Vanity Fair, the Queen herself tried to intervene to put an end to the drama as she worried about the impact it could have on the Royal Family.
‘Direction from the Queen’
The source said:
She was very concerned that it was spiralling out of control, which it was. Buckingham Palace wanted to be able to do something and be proactive and make the situation go away. It was a direction from the Queen, so her courtiers were under strict instructions to sort it out.
However, Meghan reportedly wanted to handle the difficult situation with her dad on her own, which apparently led to ‘a lot of tension between courtiers within the two royal households.’ In 2019, Thomas Markle reportedly shared a private letter Meghan had sent him in an attempt at reconciliation and it was published in the Mail.
Meghan Markle–most popular member of the Royal Family
Although Meghan and Harry stepped back from their duties as senior members of the Royal Family at the start of this year and moved across the pond to California, the Duchess of Sussex has recently been voted the most popular royal–with Kate Middleton coming in a close second at just 0.1% behind her.
Whilst Meghan and Harry have been staying away from the public eye for most of the year, they have certainly been busy–signing a major deal with Netflix and recently announcing their own Spotify podcast. Meghan has also been praised for helping to break the taboo around discussing miscarriage as she opened up about experiencing pregnancy loss this summer in a candid open letter.