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Meghan Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, hasn’t had much contact with the Duchess of Sussex since her nuptials to Prince Harry in May, and he wants the silence to end. To open the lines of communication, Thomas sat down with Good Morning Britain for a live interview yesterday (Dec. 17) to beg for help from anyone who can help him contact his daughter – including Queen Elizabeth II.
At the start of the interview, show co-host Piers Morgan asked Thomas, “As her father, how do you feel about this ongoing rift because from the outside it just feels so incredibly sad?”
“Well I’m very disappointed about it. I’m not sure why it’s happened,” Markle responded.
“I’ve been trying to reach out for several weeks – every day I try to text her, I just haven’t received a comment back. I just keep asking her to respond back to me. I’ve sent a letter as well.”
Piers went on to highlight the growing strain in Thomas’ relationship with the Duchess, and asked him to address his daughter as if she’s watching his interview.
“I love you very much. You’re my daughter and I’d really like to hear from you. Whatever differences or problems we have, we should be able to work them out. We’re family. So please, reach out to me,” he told GMB hosts Piers Morgan and Susana Reid.
As the conversation continued, Morgan tried to nudge Markle to speak on Meghan’s tendency to jettison anyone once she doesn’t need them anymore. Thankfully, Thomas didn’t take the bait and publicly bash his daughter like other family members have tried to do. But did have one thing to say to the Queen.
“I would appreciate anything she can do, and I would think that she would want to resolve the family problems.”