MEGHAN Markle is planning to meet with her dad to heal their bitter family rift on a secret solo trip to America, according to reports.
The Duchess of Sussex is said to be planning the visit home next month for an emotional reunion with 74-year-old Thomas, who is said to be “delighted”.
© Max Mumby Meghan is reportedly planning to meet with her dad to heal their bitter family rift on secret solo trip to America
Meghan – who celebrated her 37th birthday over the weekend – was said to be “deeply embarrassed and hurt” that her dad recently referenced Diana.
The Sunday Mirror reports that former lighting director Thomas is “keeping two dates free at the end of the month” to meet his daughter.
A source said: “The possibility of a reunion has been discussed and Meghan looks set to incorporate it into her trip.
“The location and exact dates will be top secret for both their sakes. It is a very sensitive time for them, but the intent seems to be to heal the rift.”
A former aide told The Sunday Times the couple are working to “get dad on board”, adding it is simply “not a very elegant solution” to cut him off and ignore him.
BackGrid Thomas Markle is said to be ‘delighted’ with reports that Meghan wants to heal their rift
Enterprise News and Pictures The pair’s fraught relationship has barely been out of the headlines since Harry and Meghan’s wedding
The location and exact dates of their meeting will be top secret according to reports
Palace aides have reportedly had three top-level crisis meetings about how to deal with her family, particularly her dad.
Thomas, who lives in Mexico, has previosuly said the royals were freezing him out of his daughter’s life over his staged paparazzi pictures and controversial interview with Good Morning Britain.
In that he hinted at Harry’s alleged political views – saying the Prince thought Donald Trump should be “given a chance”.
He even suggested his health was in peril, and that he wanted to reconnect with his daughter before his death.
Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas tells Sun on Sunday he loves and misses his daughter but has ‘no way of contacting her’ in emotional interview