After Meghan Markle's estranged sister, Samantha, came out and criticized her and Prince Harry's decision to relinquish their responsibilities as senior members of the royal family and move to North America, it seems that other family members are getting their brief moment to shine in the media, and it's truly becoming sad. This time, it's Markle's father that is coming after the couple with scathing remarks, accusing the actions by his daughter and son-in-law to be 'cheapening the royals'. His comments come from an exclusive 90-minute interview that featured him bashing the couple.
Thomas Markle Accuses Prince Harry and Meghan of 'Cheapening the Royals'
The documentary in question which previously aired was titled 'Thomas Markel: My Story', which consisted of Meghan's father giving his opinion of the couple's transition from the royal family to their new home in North America, essentially accusing his daughter and Prince Harry of 'cheapening the royals' and turning the House of Windsor into a 'Walmart with a crown on it'. "They are destroying it, they are cheapening it, making it shabby - they are turning it into a Walmart with a crown on it now," Meghan's father said scathingly in the documentary.
'When They Got Married They Took On an Obligation'
Thomas Markle went on to criticize the couple for bailing on an obligation they had to fulfill within the royal family. "When they got married they took on an obligation, and the obligation is to be part of the royals and to represent the royals," Markle said in the documentary, adding that it was "foolish" for the couple to abandon those duties. "This is one of the greatest long-living institutions ever. They are destroying it, they are cheapening it, making it shabby - they shouldn't be doing this."
To Markle, he truly believes that despite Meghan and Harry's visions for a financially independent life that is accompanied by safety and the ability to pursue charitable endeavors, they are lost in life. "I think both of them are turning into lost souls at this point. I don't know what they're looking for. I don't think they know what they are looking for," he said.
Meghan Markle's Sister, Samantha, Previously Attacked The Couple
Thomas Markle is the second family member of Meghan to come out and directly attack. Previously, Samantha Markle, Meghan's sister unleashed a series of vitriolic banter directed towards her and Prince Harry.
"From my perception, I feel she did enjoy it when there was the fab four and the photographs of her hair blowing in the wind and the smiling and the contrived British accent," she recently shared. "But when the public start to criticise the behaviour and expenditure, the tune changed and it became a bit more attribution error, avoiding accountability, flipping the script."
People On Social Media Come to Harry and Meghan's Defense
It's unclear why Markle's estranged family members feel the need to get involved with making public statements and appearances on documentaries and television shows. Ironically enough, even people who don't have the best feelings towards Meghan have come to defend her on social media from attacks by her father and sister.
One Twitter user posted, "#SamanthaMarkle stop talking about Meghan like you actually know her. You can tell by the pictures you don’t like her. You haven’t spoken in years, you do not know her. Her father sold the pictures he said it himself! #liar #ThisMorning."
While another came to bat for Meghan, commented, "@thismorningought to be ashamed of themselves. To have the talentless, bitter, jealous b---h that is #SamanthaMarkle on your show is disgusting. She talks utter rubbish. And Eamonn’s disdain and downright racism for Meghan is palpable."