Thomas Markle......Meghan's father.

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Tolkienista Wed 10-Mar-21 15:48:24

Don't know if anyone saw the interview with Thomas Markle on GMTV Tues morning. It depicted a frail, emotional man who desperately wants to reconnect with his daughter and see his grandson too. Yes his life is complicated and he alluded to this time and time again .

He repeatedly acknowledged he's done wrong, in the many media interviews he's given and what struck me was a man who is living a lonely life and may not have many years to live and reconcile the differences he and Meghan have.

My cousin taught Meghan in her high school in L.A. and speaking to her last night she recalls Thomas Markle as "a funny, generous, witty man constantly helping out with school plays and musicals. He was generous with his time and the teachers and students loved him, especially Meghan"

I can't see any hope of a reconciliation the way things currently stand.

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SoupDragon Wed 10-Mar-21 15:49:50

Perhaps if he shut up and stopped giving interviews, selling stories to the press and showing private correspondence things might be different.

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Wed 10-Mar-21 15:53:40

SoupDragon

Perhaps if he shut up and stopped giving interviews, selling stories to the press and showing private correspondence things might be different.

Exactly this.

newlabelwriter Wed 10-Mar-21 15:57:29

So many aspects of the Harry / Meghan goings on make me angry but the idea that she should have to resume contact with a relative that she has no desire to do so is just cruel. If you’d have met my mother you’d have thought her a great mother, funny and personable but she wasn’t to me, at all. I cut her out of my life for years and I was the better for it. To have someone wheel her out and her to tell the world how sorry she was and for me to have to just accept that on face value - no way.

Families are so complicated and Meghan has every right not to have anything to do with him and that’s nobody’s decision except her own.

Creamcrackersandricecakes Wed 10-Mar-21 15:58:43

Sorry, is this not also the man who said he'd carry on blabbing about her every 30 days to the press unless she contacted him?
I think I'll save my sympathy for her, thanks all the same. He's reaping exactly what he sowed.

bloomingbarbara Wed 10-Mar-21 16:01:19

It is unforgivable to betray your child like this repeatedly. I would never talk to my father again.

Blancah Wed 10-Mar-21 16:04:23

SoupDragon

Perhaps if he shut up and stopped giving interviews, selling stories to the press and showing private correspondence things might be different.



Exactly this.

And you should have either posted this two days ago, posted on one of the many, many, many threads that are already in existence or just fucking let it go.
I was quite enjoying the first semi normal day of not every bloody thread being about them.

B3ttyBoop Wed 10-Mar-21 16:05:28

SoupDragon

Perhaps if he shut up and stopped giving interviews, selling stories to the press and showing private correspondence things might be different.

Exactly! The dad is becoming a media celeb in his own right.

AIMummy Wed 10-Mar-21 16:07:02

Creamcrackersandricecakes

Sorry, is this not also the man who said he'd carry on blabbing about her every 30 days to the press unless she contacted him?
I think I'll save my sympathy for her, thanks all the same. He's reaping exactly what he sowed.

Exactly, what kind of a parent says this!

Artesia Wed 10-Mar-21 16:07:31

SoupDragon

Perhaps if he shut up and stopped giving interviews, selling stories to the press and showing private correspondence things might be different.


Maybe he felt he needed an audience to speak his truth, and be his authentic self. It's very important, apparently.

ShirleyPhallus Wed 10-Mar-21 16:07:38

SoupDragon

Perhaps if he shut up and stopped giving interviews, selling stories to the press and showing private correspondence things might be different.

Another vote for this

Maybe check out the stately homes threads for some of the background of why people shouldn’t stand for this from relatives

Samcro Wed 10-Mar-21 16:09:50

awful man, and just because someone once knew him and thought he was nice means nothing. he would sell his own daughter to the highest bidder,

StormzyinaTCup Wed 10-Mar-21 16:32:39

I know I'm adding to yet another thread on this but .... how is this so much different to what H&M are doing now?

I would have thought having been hurt by her dad airing his dirty laundry in public and the devastating impact that this has had on her relationship with him that she may have thought twice and not gone ahead and done exactly the same thing (the only difference being they washed their dirty laundry on the biggest stage going).

Oh and just for good measure it's getting another airing in US on Friday (as if once wasn't enough!) there's another 1hr and 20 minutes on the cutting room floor which is going nowhere near the bin and her friend made sure to feed another 'titbit' to the U.K. audience today on 'This Morning'.

It's nothing short of a car crash for all concerned.

Mummy195 Wed 10-Mar-21 16:38:51

@StormzyinaTCup

Totally different. H&M are not begging to go back to the institution now are they. After 4yrs of non stop smear, they have to set the record straight.

Mummy195 Wed 10-Mar-21 16:39:56

SoupDragon

Perhaps if he shut up and stopped giving interviews, selling stories to the press and showing private correspondence things might be different.

This.

A hateful man. Abusive father as far as I can see.

Bigtroubleinlittletrousers Wed 10-Mar-21 16:48:12

Artesia

Maybe he felt he needed an audience to speak his truth, and be his authentic self. It's very important, apparently.

Love this. I’m on Thomas’s side. I haven’t heard anything about him which I find half as offensive as I find Megan. Yes, maybe he has lied and sought publicity, but .....

Mummy195 Wed 10-Mar-21 16:59:24

@Bigtroubleinlittletrousers

And what did you hear about MM that is so offensive, I wonder................

StormzyinaTCup Wed 10-Mar-21 17:18:53

Mummy195

*@StormzyinaTCup*

Totally different. H&M are not begging to go back to the institution now are they. After 4yrs of non stop smear, they have to set the record straight.

It really isn't 'totally different'.

Thomas Markle sold out on his daughter for money.
Samantha Markle sold out on her sister for money
M&H sold out on Harry's family to make money (and to further their careers).
Oprah, ever the business woman, spotted an opportunity to make money from them.

All bar (OW) used the platform of media to wash their laundry in public with the inevitable consequences.

There is not much of a difference that I can see, the actions of all above are pretty shitty

The only person to really gain from this is Oprah as she has no family skin in the game.

Mookie81 Wed 10-Mar-21 17:19:00

He's a lot older than Doria and I dread to think what it was like for her married to him, with his crackpot racist family to boot.
Her and Meghan are well off out of it.

Nightbear Wed 10-Mar-21 17:26:10

Why would anyone want to talk to someone who has repeatedly sold them out to the press?

JingsMahBucket Wed 10-Mar-21 17:26:45

@Mookie81 they were divorced pretty soon after Meghan was born. Thankfully Doria was able to escape that shit show and protect her daughter by raising her in a loving family.

Port1aCastis Wed 10-Mar-21 17:28:14

Despicable man flogging his daughter to the highest media bidder....YUK!

HmmmmmmInteresting Wed 10-Mar-21 17:29:13

Bigtroubleinlittletrousers

Artesia

Maybe he felt he needed an audience to speak his truth, and be his authentic self. It's very important, apparently.

Love this. I’m on Thomas’s side. I haven’t heard anything about him which I find half as offensive as I find Megan. Yes, maybe he has lied and sought publicity, but .....

I'm embarrassed for you that you can't even recognise sarcasm blush🙈🤣

DancingQueen85 Wed 10-Mar-21 17:29:43

@Tolkienista
What did your cousin make of Megan?

HmmmmmmInteresting Wed 10-Mar-21 17:31:19

Hi OP, how do you think your goady thread is going?

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