Meghan Markle’s father has asked Queen Elizabeth to strip Meghan Markle of her royal title after her latest interview on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
He claims that Meghan Markle has allegedly behaved inappropriately during her televised appearance. She had joined the legendary talk show host for an episode of the series finale on November 19, 2021.
In the show, Meghan Markle took part in a joke where the stars in attendance have to say and do what Ellen DeGeneres tells them to do in front of the audience.
Meghan Markle first came to the limelight for her role in the legal drama series “Suits.” Before that, she had starred in several other series and movies.
While she was waiting for auditions, Meghan had worked as a calligrapher, a model, owned a blog, and was one of the briefcase ladies in the game show “Deal or No Deal.”
In 2016, she started dating Prince Harry, and their relationship went public a year later. Barely two months after their relationship went public, they announced their engagement.
On May 19, 2018, the couple got married at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in a widely televised event. They were then given the title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex, among other titles.
On May 6, 2019, they welcomed their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. On March 31, 2020, they withdrew from undertaking official royal engagements.
In June 2020, Meghan and Harry bought an estate in California. On June 4, 2021, the couple welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.
MEGHAN AND HER FATHER’S RELATIONSHIP
Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, is a retired former director of photography and lighting. Thomas and Meghan’s relationship has not been at its best.
Their relationship worsened dramatically shortly before her marriage to Prince Harry. It started when her father was said to have received money from the press to stage paparazzi photos before her wedding.
This was followed by allowing newspapers to publish private correspondence between him and Meghan. With his continuous paid interviews with the press, their relationship further worsened.
In January 2020, he also told the press that Meghan was following money instead of royalty. He revealed that he never expected to see her ever again but still hoped for reconciliation one day.
However, in July 2021, Thomas, who is yet to meet his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet, mentioned that he would petition California courts for rights to see them.
WHAT MEGHAN DID ON ELLEN DEGENERES
Meghan started by talking to DeGeneres about when she used to come to those same studios for auditions. She talked about her humble beginnings, and the time she would crawl into her car from the trunk because the door’s lock was broken.
She also talked about her family and how she’s not getting enough sleep because five months old Lilibet is getting her teeth and that she would do anything to relieve her pain.
Throughout the show, DeGeneres often referred to Meghan as Duchess of Sussex, at which Meghan giggles. At one point, DeGeneres asked the crowd to repeat the title, which they did.
Meghan shared how happy she and Harry are today. She mentioned that the weather was pretty great, and they would be staying home for Thanksgiving while she cooks.
Meghan recalled when she and Harry dressed up and went for a Halloween party in costumes, and no one recognized them. While talking about her book “The Bench,” Meghan showed a self-portrait drawing of her as a young girl with curly hair.
She said that was how she looked when she was obsessed with Andie MacDowell’s hair in “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” In wanting to look like MacDowell, people told her that she looked more like Krusty the Clown from “The Simpsons.”
This was before she participated in DeGeneres’s classic IFB stunt. For the stunt, Meghan went over to vendors outside the studios’ market stalls and proceeded to follow every order DeGeneres gave to her.
She was asked to touch her elbow, squat, touch her nose, made to sing a made-up song wearing leopard-print cat ears, observe a minute of silent meditation in front of a stall of crystals.
She was also asked to taste some very spicy condiments, then drank some milk from a bottle, among pranks that DeGeneres played on her.
THOMAS’S THOUGHTS ABOUT MEGHAN
After the show aired, Meghan’s father, Thomas, said he felt embarrassed by Meghan’s behavior on the show. He said,
“She insulted the Queen, the Royal Family, and the British people. She made a complete fool of herself and should lose her title. I love my daughter, but her performance was ridiculous.”
He also revealed that he squirmed while watching the show. He believes that Meghan didn’t behave in the right way. He also said he was disappointed that Meghan didn’t mention him.
Thomas went on to reveal that Meghan had a lot of help when she started in Hollywood. He said he had gotten her a union card so that she could get work easily.
He also said that her car was in good condition until she let go of it. However, he “feels sorry” for the Queen because Meghan and Harry are reportedly not going to the UK for Christmas.
In his opinion, Harry should at least go because this might be the last chance he gets to see his grandmother. Thomas said he feels bad for the Queen and has great respect for the Royal Family.
Thomas hopes he and Meghan can patch things up ad they need to get together as a family even though he is “hurt” to learn news on his grandchildren through interviews.
However, he is not surprised that Meghan revealed that Harry has settled down properly in the US. Thomas believes that Harry should get a job as a newspaper deliveryman because he seems to like riding his bike.
Thomas recalled that when Meghan made speeches for the UN, she advocated for more men to emulate her father. But he alleges that their relationship went downhill when Meghan met Harry.
Besides Thomas, others believe that Meghan should be stripped of her title. Journalists Carole Malone and Daniel John William Wootton also wondered why she had not given it back.
The journalists believe that the Queen should not allow this to go on. They also believe that Meghan and Harry do not care about the Queen and her reputation.