Prince Harry broke the hearts of many royal fans when he and his wife, Meghan Markle, officially announced their decision to step back from their senior royal roles two years ago. The shocking exit of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not only shake the royal family but also their avid followers around the globe.
Though Prince Harry has returned to British soil twice, Meghan Markle has not been in the U.K. since their shocking move to the U.S. The Sussex pair is currently living in Montecito, California with their two children – Archie and Lilibet.
Now, a royal commentator is claiming that Prince Harry made an “unfortunate remark” years ago that went down “like a lead balloon” with the family of Meghan Markle. Keep on reading to know more details.
Prince Harry Shocked Meghan Markle’s Family With An ‘Unfortunate Comment’?
Talking at the 2022 Channel 5 documentary, royal journalist Jennie Bond stated:
“Harry was guest editing the today programme on Radio 4 shortly afterwards and he said he’d had a lot of fun at Christmas. And then he made a rather unfortunate remark, he said: ‘I suppose it’s the family she never had’, meaning Meghan. Well, that went down like a lead balloon with the Markle family, obviously. And it’s a remark they’ve never forgotten.”
Most, if not all, royal fans are aware that the relationship of Meghan Markle with her relatives on her father’s side has been tense since her royal wedding with Prince Harry in 2018. As a matter of fact, the former Suits actress’ father, Thomas Markle Sr., did not attend Meghan and Prince Harry’s big day after he suffered from a heart attack just days before.
Meghan Markle’s half-siblings, Samantha and Thomas Markle Jr, on the other hand, claimed they were not invited. Last week, Samantha Markle made it to the headlines anew after she revealed to suing Prince Harry’s wife for defamation.
Samantha Markle accused Meghan Markle of lying during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last year. However, the lawyer of Prince Harry’s better half, Attorney Michael Kump, argued that the lawsuit is “absurd.”
It was previously claimed that Meghan Markle and Thomas Markle Sr. have not been on speaking terms since her wedding with Prince Harry. In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Thomas Sr. claimed Meghan ghosted him and vowed to continue speaking about his estranged daughter until she starts speaking to him again.
The father of Meghan Markle also stated Prince Harry had abandoned his family. Thomas Markle Sr. shared:
"I will do a show for at least a month if I can get it through and eventually, sooner or later, she should start talking to me ‒ this is way too childish. This is kind of silly. It’s time to talk with each other. We’re family. I think Harry has abandoned the Queen, the Royal Family, the British people and the Army. He’s abandoned them all.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that Prince Harry would not be returning to the U.K. soon to join the upcoming memorial service for the late Prince Philip later this month. The Duke of Sussex previously revealed he challenged a Home Office decision after being told he would not be given the “same degree” of personal protective security when visiting the UK from the US – despite him offering to pay for it himself.
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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Lambasted Again By Thomas Markle Sr.
Meanwhile, Thomas Markle Sr., in his latest verbal attack against the Sussex couple, called out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for living like “hermits” despite having a huge home in Montecito, California. Speaking on GB News, he said:
“Harry and Meghan are living like hermits in a 26-room house.”
He added that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have no friends and that they only interact with one another.
Thomas Markle Sr. furthered:
“They never have parties they never have guests; I think the only guests they have are their million-dollar lawyers. Otherwise, it's Harry walking his dogs or riding his bicycle. I don't understand what they're doing.”
“They live alone in a 26-room house they don't go anywhere and they don't do anything. I don't know what Harry does besides walking his dogs and riding his bike.”
The recent comments of Thomas Markle Sr. came just days after he lambasted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a YouTube video posted on his new channel, where he referred to the Duke of Sussex as his daughter’s “ginger husband.”
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