Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will regret their ‘toxic choice’ to cut people out of their lives, a royal author has claimed.
Commentator Tom Bower, who is currently working on a biography of Meghan, 40, said: Closer magazine, the “stubborn” mother of two will regret cutting ties with her father Thomas Markle, 77, and moving her husband and two royal family children to Montecito, California.
He said the Duke, 37, and Duchess of Sussex are becoming increasingly isolated in America, and it is “sad” for both of them, as well as their children Archie, two, and Lilibet, who was born in June.
Bower warned that the couple’s desire to control their story will do more harm than good and put their children at risk of growing up without a family around them.
This comes after Thomas Markle Senior said on ITV this week that his daughter had ‘changed’ after meeting Prince Harry in 2017.
Commentator Tom Bower, who is currently working on a biography of Meghan, 40, told Closer magazine that the ‘stubborn’ mother of two would regret cutting ties with her father Thomas Markle, 77, and moving her husband and two children from the royal family in Montecito, California. Pictured: Prince Harry, 37, with son Archie, now two, and Meghan during her pregnancy with their daughter Lilibet, who is now five months old
“I believe Meghan is a very stubborn person, but I think even she will eventually realize that this isolated world she and Harry built for themselves was a toxic choice,” Bower said.
“They seem so desperate to control the story that they can’t risk someone else influencing it – but this will only cause them more harm in the future, when their children grow up with no family around them,” he added. up.
Fellow royal biographer Andrew Morton painted a similar picture in an interview with Us Weekly, recalling that the couple reportedly rejected Earl of Dumbarton as a title for Archie because it contains the word “stupid,” and they didn’t want him to be teased at school.
“It shows you their sensitivity to images,” he said. “What’s something, you know, someone said to me… [that] the other day they contacted team Sussex and the first question? [the Sussexes] was asked: “What photos do you use?”.
“And that person thought, ‘That’s all you need to know about the Sussexes.'”
Archie was born in England on May 6, 2019 and met the royal family shortly after. But it is believed that he has not seen his British relatives in real life since his parents left the country and moved to Canada in late 2019, before moving to the US in March 2020.
Meanwhile, his sister Lilibet was born in California in June, and although she shares the Queen’s nickname, she has yet to meet her great-grandmother, 95, in person.
Bower said the couple’s decision to cut their families out of their lives was a “toxic choice” they’ll both regret (pictured on Global Citizen Live on September 25, 2021 in New York)
Pictured: Meghan and Archie in California in 2021. Bower said Meghan was ‘ruthless’ and ‘stubborn’
Meghan’s estranged father Thomas Markle, 77, told Good Morning Brtain on Oct. 19 that he hadn’t spoken to her in four years and said he would continue to give TV interviews until Meghan spoke to him.
What did Thomas Markle tell GMB?
About doing TV interviews:
“I made it very clear that I will continue to do this until I hear from her, until she talks to me”
About Lilibet and Archie:
“The kids will grow up not knowing they have two families.”
on his ex-wife Doria Ragland:
“I don’t even know where her mother is right now, I don’t think she’s in Los Angeles, or with Meghan and Harry.”
On Prince Harry’s Influence:
‘I don’t know what changed her. She’s never been like this and once she got in touch with Harry, she changed.’
On why Meghan ‘ghosted’ him:
“She thought I was paying too much attention to her brother and sister—her stepbrother and stepsister, yet she wanted me to stop talking to them and I couldn’t.”
About son Thomas criticizing Meghan:
‘My son Thomas is shunned, as am I, and I’m sure he reacts the same way as others who get ghosted’
On Piers Morgan:
“Piers was right – we’re all being ghosted, so someone wants to respond.”
On suing Lilibet and Archie:
“People have suggested in California that I sue to see my children, but I think if I did I would be a hypocrite”
About Harry’s new book:
“The book he’s writing shouldn’t be Finding Freedom — it should be Finding Money, that’s all they care about right now.”
on Wwhen he last tried to talk to her:
“Maybe about a month ago. I really can’t go to Montecito because I’ll be classified as a stalker, so I can’t do much with that.’
Bower claimed that Harry and Meghan, who moved to California in 2020 after their decision to step down as senior royals, believe they are becoming “stronger” by cutting people out of their lives.
However, he said they just clash with their families and risk feeling lonely.
The author, who is working on a biography of the Duchess to be released next year, said Meghan should expect her estranged father and stepbrother Thomas Markle Jr. to share more embarrassing stories about her.
He said the best way for the “ruthless” Meghan to avoid this is to communicate with both men.
In a new interview with ITV’s GMB, Thomas Markle claimed that “childish” Meghan had “changed” when she met Harry, saying it was “ridiculous” that he had been estranged from his daughter for nearly four years. MailOnline reported on October 19.
The retired lighting director, who lives in Rosarito, Mexico, added that he and Meghan both had to “grow up, talk, make amends” and mend their relationship.
Mr Markle has never met Harry or the couple’s children, Archie and Lilibet, and was unable to attend their wedding in 2018 after suffering a heart attack and requiring surgery.
When asked if television interviews were the only way he could communicate with Meghan, Mr Markle said: “I’ve made it very clear that I will continue to do this until I hear from her, until she talks to me.
“The children will grow up not knowing that they have two families. This is more than just me and my daughter now, this is me and my daughter, her husband and two babies involved now so it’s time to do something. It’s time to talk.’
Just days earlier, Meghan’s stepbrother, Thomas Markle Jr, 55, said Prince Harry’s days as Meghan’s husband are numbered as his younger sister’s last marriage lasted just two years.
In the trailer for the American reality show Celebrity Big Brother, which was released on October 14, Markle Jr. that Meghan “walked over” with her first husband, American film producer Trevor Engelson, but it’s unclear if he had any knowledge of the circumstances of their split.
In the trailer, Markle Jr said, “The guy she married the first time, she just walked all over him and dumped him.”
In response to another housemate who said that sounded “cold-blooded,” Markle Jr. nodded before adding, “Harry’s next on the chopping block.”