Since long before the royal wedding took place in May, Meghan Markle‘s family has been making headlines — usually sharing stories about the new Duchess of Sussex that don’t quite sound true. This time, her dad, Thomas Markle, is back with some new intel, and apparently, he thinks she’s hating the royal life already. According to what he told The Sun, Meghan looks terrified of being royal… even though it was obviously her choice to marry Prince Harry and we have no other evidence of her hating her new life.
“My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified,” Thomas said. “I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile. I’ve seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don’t like the one I’m seeing now. This one isn’t even a stage smile – this is a pained smile. That might be just having a couple of bad days. I don’t know. It really worries me. I think she’s under too much pressure. There’s a high price to pay to be married to that family.”
He went on to call the dress code that the royals live by is “ridiculous,” claiming that he doesn’t believe Meghan or the rest of her new family are allowed to show emotion and that he’s being shunned for that stunt he pulled selling photos of himself getting ready for the wedding — the one he didn’t end up attending.
Here’s the kicker, though: Thomas also said that he hasn’t been able to reach his daughter since the wedding (probably because he keeps talking to the media about her, TBH) so his opinions are all going off of the photos he’s seeing of her… which doesn’t exactly make his opinion credible.
To be totally fair, joining the royal family as an American is pretty intimidating. No one would blame Meghan if she was less than confident during these first few months being part of Harry’s world. Even if she was terrified, it would be understandable. Who waltzes into Buckingham Palace, ready to rub elbows with the Queen? Who would ever be 100% prepared to take on all of the rules and lifestyle changes that come with this marriage? Can we please give her some slack?
And for the record, so far, it seems like Meghan is doing amazing. Yes, she’s received tons of criticism in the media – both about her new signature and new “accent” – but that just comes with the job. So far, it seems like the family has fully embraced her, and she’s killing the style game, that’s for sure. And above all else, she always looks so happy when she’s with Harry, which is the most important part of this whole thing.
We’re rooting for Meghan. And with Kate Middleton at her side, she’s unstoppable.