Meghan Markle's Dad Is Reportedly Begging for a "Final Chance" to Make Things Right With Her

Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, is reportedly begging for a final chance to make things right with her and the rest of the royal family.

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Another day, another Thomas Markle-related royal family drama (opens in new tab). After months of bad-mouthing (opens in new tab) Meghan and her new in-laws in (opens in new tab) the press in a series of tell-all interviews (not to mention being at the center of embarrassing paparazzi scandals (opens in new tab) and missing (opens in new tab) the royal wedding (opens in new tab)), Thomas is reportedly ready to play nice and make up.

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You know, if Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) will have it. Which is not guaranteed (opens in new tab) by any means.

According to The Daily Mail (opens in new tab), Thomas, who is 74, hopes to apologize to and reconnect with Harry and Meghan during their planned trip to the United States in 2019. According to the publication, Thomas is "desperate" for his final years to be happy with his daughter and son-in-law.

A friend of Thomas' reportedly told the Sunday Express (opens in new tab), "He wants to hug his daughter and tell her how very proud he is of her and how much he loves her."

This sounds great, but Thomas' history of slamming Meghan and the rest of the royals (opens in new tab) in interviews doesn't exactly back it up.

"He hates that the world perceives him and some of Meghan's other relates as 'trailer trash' folk trying to cash in on her happiness," the friend said. "But all he really cares about is letting her know how much he loves her and reopening the door that has slammed shut between them."

To recap, Thomas Markle has admitted to staging paparazzi photos and then lying about it to Prince Harry (before hanging up on him, no less (opens in new tab)), given numerous tell-all interviews, said Meghan looks "terrified" by her new life (opens in new tab)compared the royal family to a cult (opens in new tab), and, along with all of that, slammed her for not wanting to talk to him (opens in new tab).

So, you know, it would make sense if Meghan had totally locked that door and thrown away the key.

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.