homas Markle, 74, says he is “seething with anger” at “relentless criticism every time she says or does anything”. Royal watchers and friends of the Duchess have also warned that it is time to leave Meghan Markle alone. It follows months of claims and speculation by royal insiders who have leaked stories about Meghan, 37. Now anxious palace aides fear Prince Harry is set to blow his top over the extraordinary attacks on his wife.
A friend said: “All of them criticise Meghan and only Meghan. Harry can’t help wondering if there is some sort of agenda going on here.”
Two years ago Harry complained of a “wave of abuse and harassment” with “racist overtones”.A close friend of Mr Markle said: “Thomas is of the opinion, ‘What’s next? Is someone going to demand: Off with her head?’.”
Even though they have been estranged since her wedding to Harry, 34, in March, which he failed to attend after a heart attack, Mr Markle has said he is worried about his daughter.
The friend revealed: “It hurts him deeply. Thomas keeps asking, ‘How could they be so cruel and heartless? One of the sweetest young women anyone could hope to meet is being trashed and bashed by a British establishment hellbent on belittling her’.
“He thinks she’s a victim of some sort of sick British sport where you put someone on a pedestal then throw as many stones as you can to knock them off.
“All this is happening when she’s expecting her first child and, instead of support, Thomas is horrified that she’s getting nothing but flak.
“He says, ‘They’re nothing but snobs and their behaviour is a disgrace’.”