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- In the latest development in Meghan Markle's ongoing family drama (opens in new tab), the Duchess' father, Thomas Markle, has reportedly been trying repeatedly to reestablish contact with her since the Sussexes (opens in new tab) moved to Los Angeles earlier this year.
- Thomas, 75, lives in Mexico and has been publicly estranged with Meghan since around the time of her royal wedding, which he missed, citing health issues.
- A royal source says that, while Thomas has sent multiple letters to the house where Meghan and Harry are staying, Meghan isn't interested in reconnecting at present and Thomas' "letters remain unopened."
We have reportedly entered the next phase in Meghan Markle's (opens in new tab) never-ending drama saga with her estranged father, Thomas Markle (opens in new tab). According to Us Weekly (opens in new tab), Thomas has been "continuing to try and get in contact" with Meghan since she, Prince Harry (opens in new tab), and baby Archie relocated to Los Angeles (opens in new tab) earlier this year.
The 75-year-old retired lighting director lives in Mexico now, but has been "sending letters to the house" where Meghan and Harry (opens in new tab) are staying in an attempted to reconnect with his daughter. According to Us Weekly's source, however, the efforts have been in vain so far and his "letters remain unopened."
Meghan's relationship with her father (opens in new tab) seems to have been strained for some time, but things came to a head in the spring of 2018, when he was caught staging paparazzi photos in the weeks leading up to Meghan's royal wedding (opens in new tab). Although initial reports suggested Thomas would attend the ceremony and walk his daughter down the aisle, he ultimately missed the wedding, citing health issues as the reason why.
Although Thomas claimed that Meghan and Harry had essentially shut him out, court documents eventually revealed that Meghan expressed concern about Thomas (opens in new tab) at that time, texting him, "I’ve been reaching out to you all weekend but you’re not taking any of our calls or replying to any texts. Very concerned about your health and safety and have taken every measure to protect you but not sure what more we can do if you don’t respond…Do you need help? Can we send the security team down again?"
Meghan Markle's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
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Meghan Markle arrives to the One Young World Summit in an Aritzia dress paired with Manolo Blahnik pumps (opens in new tab).
September 25, 2019
Meghan and Archie step out for Archie's first royal engagement during the tour in South Africa. She wore a Club Monaco dress and a pair of Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings (opens in new tab).
September 23, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit District 6 Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Meghan wore a Veronica Beard blue button-down dress and Castañer espadrilles (opens in new tab).
September 12, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works Capsule Collection, while wearing a Misha Nonoo button-down (opens in new tab) and wearing butterfly earrings and a cuff that once belonged to Princess Diana.
June 8, 2019
Meghan Markle steps out for her first royal appearance since giving birth. She attends the 2019 Trooping the Colour with Prince Harry in a Givenchy dress and hat by Noelle Stewart.
February 24, 2019
The Duchess Of Sussex wore Dior head to toe and Birks earrings (opens in new tab) while visiting Morocco.
February 24, 2019
The Duke and Duchess arrive to the "Education For All" boarding house in Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Meghan wore an Alice and Olivia blazer and Birdies slippers (opens in new tab).