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