Meghan Markle urged to ‘quietly make amends’ with father before focusing on ‘changing image’

Meghan Markle urged to ‘quietly make amends’ with father before focusing on ‘changing image’
Meghan Markle urged to ‘quietly make amends’ with father before focusing on …
Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 30/05/2024

- 10:12

The Duchess of Sussex is currently not on speaking terms with some members of her family

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A royal commentator has urged Meghan Markle to "make amends" with her father before she sets her sights on "changing her image".

The Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle, has conducted several media interviews over the last few years since she met and married Prince Harry and has been highly critical of his daughter, claiming she hasn't spoken to certain family members for years.

He also said that the duchess did not come and visit him after he had a stroke.

Speaking to GBN America, Daily Mail columnist Maureen Callahan said: "She probably won't listen to the best minds around her. This reminds me of our last conversation about Meghan and her inability, for whatever reason, to mend fences with her own sick father.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle and her father have been estranged for some time


"I think if she really had any intention of making amends with not just the King and the Prince and Princess of Wales, but with the British people to whom gave her so much goodwill and the wedding.

"Step number one, I think, would be to very quietly make amends with her own father. Show that charity begins at home, and then you make the slow approach to the royals, whom you have so denigrated and accused of terrible things, while you monetised all these accusations.


"It can't be that they're so terrible that you want nothing to do with them and you could never step foot in the UK again unless it's a luxury Windsor lounge at Heathrow. You may be overreacting.

"You may have got ahead of your skis a little bit. It's time to get everything right in terms of priorities. The King is very sick. Kate is fighting a battle.

"This would be no better time for Meghan to swallow some of that humble pie she's cooking up in that kitchen for American Riviera Orchard, which by the way has yet to issue a single piece of merchandise.

"But I really believe, as we've seen in the past she is congenitally incapable of issuing an apology"

Nana Akua

Nana Akua and Maureen Callahan said she should make amends with her dad


GBNA host Nana Akua agreed: "Well, it does seem that way, and I agree with you 100 per cent.

"If she wants to genuinely improve her image and make people see that she has empathy and compassion, then it does start at home and she should go and see her dad.

"I don't know, even Prince Harry went to see his father. And these two, Harry and Meghan are as thick as thieves together.

"So he broke cover to go and do that because he understood and also he loves his father, so I can't understand what planet she's on. If she doesn't do that, I don't get it."

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has claimed that she "lost her dad"


The Duchess claimed in the Sussex Netflix show she had "lost her dad" who she has had a difficult relationship with.

In Haerry's tell-all memoir, Spare, the Duke also claimed that his wife "was mourning the loss of her father".

Thomas Markle hit back in an interview with 7News Spotlight and said: "She killed me and then mourned me." But he insisted "I refuse to be buried by her".

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