There’s no denying that Meghan Markle has a strained relationship with her father, Thomas Markle – which is why it came as a bit of a surprise when he chose to comment publicly on the death of his son-in-law’s grandmother, the Queen Elizabeth. II, deceased. As the world came to a halt on September 8 following the tragic loss of Elizabeth, a word of public grief from the Duchess of Sussex’s father was one of the most interesting messages of the day.
Speaking directly to the Daily Mail, Thomas said: ‘My heart goes out to the Royal Family and the people of Britain for the loss of the most beloved and admired Queen Elizabeth. He continued, “Her service, grace and devotion mark the end of an era and she will always be cherished in our memories.” His tribute to the Queen did not stop there. “Truly a loss to the world,” Thomas said. “In a way, it’s like we’ve all lost a member of our family.”
Thomas’ feelings for the royal family weren’t always as kind as the words spoken above. According to NBC News, he once shared that he felt entitled to compensation from the family.
“They owe me,” Thomas said in a documentary called “Thomas Markle: My Story.” “The Royal Family owes me, Harry owes me, Meghan owes me. What I’ve been through, I should be rewarded.”