Queen Elizabeth II’s relationship with Meghan Markle was not as distant as one might think after Prince Harry and his wife decided to move to the United States, as according to the book “The New Royals” by Katie Nicholl, the monarch sought to advise the Duchess of Sussex.
According to the recent book, Queen Elizabeth II intervened in Meghan’s relationship with her father, Thomas Markle, and recommended that she seek him out to reconcile.
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“The Queen could see how damaging the situation between Meghan and her father was and spoke to Meghan about it and tried to encourage her to talk to Thomas,” Katie Nicholl wrote in the book, which will be released Oct. 4.
Elsewhere in the publication Nicholl wrote that the queen scolded Meghan Markle for complaining to a caterer about the vegan food at her wedding. Prior to the Duchess of Sussex’s engagement to Prince Harry in 2018, the monarch allegedly interrupted the two’s escalating conversation.
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Thomas Markle acknowledged collaborating with paparazzi and the press prior to Meghan’s wedding to Prince Harry, which provoked his daughter’s anger, as she had been warned about the confidentiality with which the Royal Family is handled.
It is revealed in the publication that a source told Nicholl that Queen Elizabeth felt that “it was all pretty badly handled with Thomas Markle and if it had been done differently, it would have gone better.”
Thomas Markle was considered to walk his daughter down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel, but there was a change of plans after photos emerged where he appeared looking for a suit and reading books about the U.K., images he collaborated with a paparazzo to release.
“The service was beautiful and it’s history. I will always regret not being able to be there and not being able to hold my daughter’s hand,” said Thomas, who watched the ceremony from his bed after undergoing heart surgery.
The rift was worse after Meghan accused her father of leaking a letter she wrote to him after the wedding, in which she begged Thomas to “stop creating so much pain.”
“Please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband. I realize you are so far down this rabbit hole that you feel there is no way out, but if you take a moment to pause, I think you will see that being able to live with a clear conscience is more valuable than any payment in the world,” the Duchess of Sussex wrote in the letter.