Meghan Markle may enlist in her mother’s help to sort out her issues with her estranged father during her first trip back to the US, a close friend of the Duchess tells DailyMail.com.
The former Suits actress is preparing for a solo visit to her native California later this summer to spend time with close friends and family, ahead of her official visit with Prince Harry.
The source has revealed that Meghan may also use this time to do some damage control over the drama with Thomas Markle Sr, who has continued to ’embarrass’ his daughter by slamming the royal family and airing his grievances to the press.
‘It has just become so embarrassing for Meghan. Like the elephant in the room when she’s with people she doesn’t know very well,’ the source said.
Mom to the rescue: Meghan Markle is ‘open to the possibility of her mom working some magic behind the scenes’ to iron things out with her father, a close friend told DailyMail.com
‘What frustrates Meghan the most is that her father doesn’t seem to take responsibility for any his actions, as if he can do no harm, and everyone else is to blame.
‘Well, he is harming her by putting down the royal family. He’s harming her by making everything public. And the more he speaks with the media, the more she wants to stay away. The more he blasts the royal family, the more she wants to stay away.’
The 37-year-old’s rocky relationship with her dad has dominated headlines since she cut all ties with him after he infamously pulled out of her wedding last minute.
Her older half-siblings, Samantha Markle, 53, and Thomas Markle Jr, 52, have also turned on her and have publicly spoken out against their sister.
Meghan has been reluctant to get her mom Doria, 62, thrown into the mess, but things may change when they are reunited in Los Angeles, the source added.
‘So far, Meghan’s mom hasn’t gotten involved, but that may all change when they see each other in person. Meghan has been adamant that her mom not get dragged into all the drama.
‘But if anyone can talk some sense into her dad, it’s Doria. Meghan is now open to the possibility of her mom working some magic behind the scenes.
The Duchess of Sussex is reportedly preparing for her first visit to the states since marrying Prince Harry, ahead of her official visit with the prince next year
Meghan’s rocky relationship with Thomas Markle, Sr, has been highly publicized since he has continued to slamming the royal family and airing his grievances to the press. Her older half-siblings, Samantha Markle (right) 53, and Thomas Markle Jr, 52, have also turned on her and have publicly spoken out against their sister
‘In a perfect world, Meghan would have a reunion with her dad and he would not say one word about it.
‘It’s tricky because her dad will most likely tell his other children about it, and one of them will go blab about it to the world.
‘When Meghan was younger she was the family people-pleaser, always trying to make others happy, including her dad. She’s not the same person anymore. Of course she feels hurt.
‘From the get-go, she made it crystal clear that speaking to the press was absolutely prohibited. That out of respect for Harry, this was completely taboo. Yet, time and again her dad continues to do the complete opposite. The last thing she ever wanted was a media circus starring her dad.’
US Weekly reported that Meghan wants to return to her home country before becoming a mother for the first time.
‘Expect to hear the pitter-patter of a little prince or princess in 2019,’ a source told the outlet.
She is expected to travel to New York first and then to her hometown of Los Angeles.
The solo excursion will reportedly come before she and Harry embark on their first royal tour this fall.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are slated to visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Kingdom of Tonga in October.
The magazine also reported that the newlyweds are planning a trip across the pond in spring of 2019, and Meghan ‘is looking forward to introducing Harry to everything she loves about the US.’