In almost every fairytale and romantic films, it seems all so great when an ordinary girl meets a prince, they would then fall in love and live happily ever after. What most people don’t realize is that it is actually way more difficult than what they see in the movies and what they read in story books. The perfect example of that is the newest member of the British Royal Family, Meghan Markle.
Markle used to be a television actress, but that is until she said “I do”, to the United Kingdom’s Prince Harry. They got married last May and are bearing the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Everyone rejoiced with the news of the Prince finding himself an ordinary girl to turn into a princess. Just like what happened 7 years ago when his older brother, Prince William, tied the knot with his college sweetheart, Kate Middleton.
However, it would seem that things got a little too complicated on Markle’s side of the family. Even before the wedding took place, it has indeed been very controversial when the Duchess’ father and half-siblings would give interviews to the media. Meghan’s half-sister has said some unpleasant things towards the new Duchess, which led to them not being invited to the royal wedding. Her father, on the other hand, took things into a darker spot.
Meghan Markle’s Daddy Issues
The absence of Meghan’s family during her wedding was indeed something not every woman dreams of. However, you would decide not to have them at all if you were her, since some of her estranged half-siblings have spilled not so nice things to her anyway. Her father, Thomas Markle, was reported to be getting fit and healthy for the wedding last May until it was revealed that he just conspired with a tabloid to fake his paparazzi photos in exchange of money to make it seem like he is getting ready to walk down the aisle.
The Duchess then released an official statement that was posted but the Kensington Palace and stated that her father wasn’t healthy enough to fly and be at her wedding. This then led to Prince Charles to meet her halfway and walked with her instead. Few months after the wedding, 74-year-old Thomas Markle admitted that he lied to her now son-in-law, Prince Harry, when he said that he did not collaborate with the tabloid on the said photos. Markle said that the prince warned him not to get into any business with the press and he realized the prince was right.
Prince Harry actually hasn’t met his father-in-law personally, he only managed to get ahold of him through a phone. Markle said that the prince seems great and pretty interesting to talk to. He also described Prince Harry as a “smart guy” and a gentleman. Markle claims that this would be the last time he would give interviews but this is also the second time that he had said it.
A statement from Ms. Meghan Markle: pic.twitter.com/TjBNarmuBU
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 17, 2018
Royal Family Cult-like
Meghan’s father can’t really seem to stay true to his words as he continues to make some pretty grave statements on the royal family, especially after his daughter joins them. In his most recent interview with The Sun, Markle has stated that the royal family is cult-like. He even mentioned that they seemed to be practicing Scientology and also compared them to the Stepford family.
This is because he thinks that since he had been giving some attention to the media by allowing them to interview him, the royal family have been on what he referred to as “silence mode”. Markle said that once the royal family hears something being said, they just lock the doors instead of speaking up. This then led to him believing that they are cult-like since they have always been very secretive. “They close the door, pull the shades down and out their fingers in their ears so they don’t have to hear.”
Markle cleared up on his last interview that he was in fact not mad at Harry and that he wasn’t mad at his daughter as well. Meghan is in fact in Canada at the moment for the very first time after being a Duchess. It was reported that she was visiting some friends and the palace have given Air Canada strict instructions that no one must approach the Duchess at all, especially for pictures while she is on the flight.