‘Hu­man­i­tar­ian’ Meghan should have a care for her own fa­ther

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Fam­ily, the US ac­tress billed her­self as a “hu­man­i­tar­ian”, once say­ing it was the thing she was most proud of in her life.

She later went on to pen an ar­ti­cle in which she explained that her car­ing side was the prod­uct of her child­hood and that it was her mum and dad who should claim the credit.

“My par­ents came from lit­tle,” she wrote, “so they made a choice to give a lot – buy­ing tur­keys for home­less shel­ters at Thanks­giv­ing, de­liv­er­ing meals to peo­ple at hos­pices, giv­ing spare change to those ask­ing for it.

“It’s what I was used to see­ing, so it’s what I grew up be­ing – a young adult with a so­cial con­science, to do what I could do and speak up when I knew some­thing was wrong.”

But in re­cent weeks it seems her words speak louder than her ac­tions when it comes to the fa­ther she ad­mits she has so much to thank for.

Last week, Thomas Markle Sr told how he feared he will NEVER speak to his daugh­ter again.

Meghan’s ail­ing dad said he be­lieved they may not “ever be to­gether again” say­ing he thinks the royal cou­ple are “shot” of him now.

The 73-year-old also ad­mit­ted he had not spo­ken to his daugh­ter “for a long time”. It was heart­break­ing to read.

Mr Markle failed to walk his daugh­ter down the aisle after suf­fer­ing heart prob­lems in the lead up to the wed­ding.

In the days prior to the big day, he was ex­posed for fak­ing pic­tures with the pa­parazzi and then, after the wed­ding, he went on Bri­tish TV unan­nounced to break his long-held si­lence.

He ar­gued he only did the pic­tures and ap­peared on Good Morn­ing Bri­tain in an at­tempt to change the per­cep­tion of him­self after he felt he had been un­fairly treated.

It is im­pos­si­ble to la­bel his ac­tions as ill-ad­vised when it ap­pears he was given lit­tle or no ad­vice by the Roy­als in help­ing nav­i­gate the mine­field of royal pro­to­col. In­stead, he has been left to fend for him­self from his small home in Mex­ico, lurch­ing from one me­dia faux pas to the next.

The buck has to stop with Meghan though, who ap­pears to be at the cen­tre of a grow­ing back­lash.

The aban­don­ment of her fa­ther, the man who his fam­ily and friends have told me worked so hard to give her ev­ery­thing she ever needed, is any­thing but hu­man­i­tar­ian.

Which begs the ques­tion: why she has now turned her back on him.

If it’s be­cause of her fam­ily, don’t we all have em­bar­rass­ing rel­a­tives who en­dure petty feuds and fight with one an­other?

If the Duchess is the hu­man­i­tar­ian she claims to be, surely she must do the right thing in help­ing her flesh and blood in their hour of need be­fore it’s too late.

DONALD Trump de­scribed the UK as be­ing in “tur­moil” ahead of his ar­rival in Bri­tain to­day. The US President spoke as he taunted Amer­ica’s al­lies ahead of this week’s NATO sum­mit in Brus­sels, say­ing his upcoming meet­ing with Vladimir Putin could be his eas­i­est.

Speak­ing from the White House be­fore he left for Europe, Trump took a swipe at the chaos en­gulf­ing Theresa May’s gov­ern­ment.

He said it was “up to the peo­ple” to de­cide whether the Prime Min­is­ter should stay in power.

“I have NATO. I have the UK, which is in some­what tur­moil. And I have Putin.

“Frankly, Putin may be the eas­i­est of them all,” Trump said “Who would think?”

With mass protests planned, Trump will bring his own tur­moil when he touches down in the UK.

As the most di­vi­sive fig­ure for gen­er­a­tions to oc­cupy the White House he will un­doubt­edly reap what he has poi­sonously sowed as Bri­tons in their thou­sands speak up on the streets against his lead­er­ship.

Sure, Bri­tish pol­i­tics is un­sta­ble right now, but this is a peace­ful coun­try com­pared to an Amer­ica now deeply di­vided by its leader – his lies and in­tol­er­ance.

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