Shortly before the royal wedding, rumors surfaced that Meghan Markle's dad, Thomas Markle, begged his daughter for money — and she denied his request. Well, now, Thomas is setting the record straight and making it very clear he has never asked the former Suits star for financial assistance.
According to TMZ, the 73-year-old claimed the reports he is strapped for cash are "just plain bulls–t" and that he has a decent retirement fund. Thomas, who lives in Mexico, also claimed he chooses to lead a frugal life and money has never been a topic of conversation between the father-daughter duo. And he made it very clear if he did ask Meghan for money, he has no doubts she would help him out.
Well, that settles that. Earlier this month, Thomas was rushed into heart surgery, causing him to miss his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry. At the time, Meghan released a statement, expressing her sadness about her dad missing her big day. "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding," she wrote. "I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our social day with you on Saturday."
Instead, Prince Charles walked her down the aisle, which means Prince Harry has yet to meet his father-in-law in person. However, that will soon change as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly have plans to travel to Mexico to visit Thomas as he recuperates.
"I hear one of the things they want to do sooner than later — and now that they're married — is to go and see Thomas Markle, who is recovering from a heart operation," royal reporter Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. "We don't know when this trip might happen. I'm hearing from people close to Meghan and Harry that they're very keen to do it."
Prince Charles walking Meghan down the aisle.
She continued, "[Harry] feels it's very important that he gets to meet Thomas. Of course, Meghan, who's been really concerned about her father's health, is keen to go see him as soon as possible." Hopefully, Thomas and Meghan can reunite soon.
Join our Facebook group for the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Prince William, and all things royal!