In the five-page letter, published in full by a UK newspaper last week, Meghan urges her father to stop talking to the press and “exploiting” her marriage.
Thomas reportedly leaked it after feeling “vilified” by interviews given by Meghan’s friends to People magazine. “William will be tearing out what’s left of his hair over this latest debacle,” says the source.
“Meghan was unwise to sanction the friends talking and Harry should have stopped her, but I get the impression she is the stronger of the two and he does what she wants.”
William is furious with Meghan for allowing friends to speak on her behalf and feels she’s causing constant embarrassment to the royal family. Things have got so bad that the two couples have been avoiding each other, and this is the real reason they haven’t seen each other since Christmas.
But it’s not the first time William has aired his concerns about Meghan. It has now been revealed he was similarly alarmed when Harry took the unusual step of issuing a statement about press intrusion before his wedding.
“William was very worried about the statement put out by the Palace soon after Harry started dating Meghan, accusing the press of racism and sexism, but he finally went along with it,” says the insider.
Now, it seems Meghan’s tumultuous relationship with her father is set to be played out in public for some time to come. Last week, her half-sister Samantha revealed that Thomas was ready to leak more private correspondence.
With little left to lose, it’s assumed Thomas Markle could also auction off all his Meghan mementoes to the highest bidder. “He is said to have a garage full of home movies, photos and letters which would be worth a fortune,” says the insider.
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