Since before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle even said “I do,” the Duchess of Sussex’s father, Thomas Markle, has been causing nothing but trouble for the royal couple. First, he backed out of walking his little girl down the aisle at her wedding. And since the nuptials, he hasn’t been able to keep his mouth shut in a plethora of controversial public interviews.

And after remaining quiet for some time (we’ve all heard Thomas complain about how Meghan has “cut him off” by now), it’s been reported that Meghan and Harry are considering an “aggressive strategy” to end this ongoing family drama once and for all.

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“The Palace, who normally takes a firm policy of not commenting on personal matters, is now considering a more aggressive strategy to deal with the situation with both her father and her sister,” a source told Entertainment Tonight in a new interview. “No one wants to see this continue.”

Especially Meghan, who’s allegedly been very upset about all of this. “She has gone through periods of difficulty with her father in the past, but she does love him,” the insider added. “That’s what’s been so difficult about this.”

However, that “aggressive” strategy might not include Meghan actually speaking to her father. “Meghan has no immediate plans to contact her father. Firstly, she’s deeply hurt and secondly she can’t trust him to keep their conversation private,” an insider told Daily Mail.  “Meghan is big on being true to herself and taking care of herself, and if this means avoiding toxic relationships so be it. It’s not like she’s never ever going to speak with her dad again, but certainly not now, not in this climate.”

Perhaps she’d consider it if the 74-year-old stops talking to the press. “For the life of her, she can’t understand why he’s digging such a deep hole for himself and to say things like, ‘It would be easier for her if her dad died,'” a source told the news outlet. “She said she just wishes her dad would ‘stop blathering’ to the press. That’s the one birthday gift she wanted from her father.” Hopefully Thomas comes up with a belated present because we’ve had enough of the commotion he’s caused!

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