Meghan Markle finds support in Kate Middleton over issue with dad: Report

Meghan Markle finds support in Kate Middleton over issue with dad: Report
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Another week, another Thomas Markle tirade.

Meghan Markle's father, a former Hollywood lighting director, has unleashed another fiery interview, with the Mail on Sunday-allegedly without being paid for it - last Saturday, July 28. The interview lasted for nine hours over three days.

He said he hasn't spoken to Markle in over 10 weeks, but the radio silence from his daughter and the British royal family seems to only have further encouraged him to submit to press interviews.

"They want me to be silent, they want me to just go away. But I won't be silenced," he insisted.

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The man who staged paparazzi photos to improve his image to the press before his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry swiveled from self-pitying to enraged in the interview.

A few excerpts: "She'd be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today. Everything that Meghan is, I made her," he claimed, noting that he paid for her private school education and vacations abroad.

He lamented not being able to meet a future grandchild and believes that Meghan would prefer if he died because she would gain public sympathy. Still, he said, "I'd hate to die without speaking to Meghan again."

He even invoked the name of Princess Diana: "[The royal family] have Meghan treating her father in a way that Harry's mother, Princess Diana, would have loathed." He also said that Meghan would do a better job in modernizing the royal family than Diana did.

Vanity Fair reports that the Duchess of Sussex has found allies amid the family chaos, one of them being sister-in-law Kate Middleton, who has been a "pillar of support."

British royal family releases official photos of Prince Louis' christening

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    The British royal family released four photographs on Sunday (July 15) to commemorate Prince Louis' christening.

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    The third child of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was christened by Reverend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on July 9. 

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    Britain’s Prince Louis of Cambridge, the baby son of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Monday but Queen Elizabeth II did not attend.

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    Louis is the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and is fifth in the line of succession to the British throne after his grandfather Prince Charles, his father William and his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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    The ceremony started at 1500 GMT (11pm Monday Singapore time). The decision for the Queen and Prince Phillip not to attend the baptism was understood to have been mutually agreed by the sovereign and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge some time ago, and was not health-related.

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    The 16th-century chapel, which is not accessible to the public, is where Louis' four-year-old big brother George was christened in 2013. Louis wore the replica of the royal christening robe, first used in 2008. The original, retired in order to preserve it, was worn for all royal baptisms since 1841.

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    The 11-week-old prince was fast asleep as Kate carried him into the chapel.

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    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, led the service at the Chapel Royal with close friends and family in attendance. Welby baptised Louis by pouring holy water from the River Jordan over his head.

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    She told Welby that Louis was “very relaxed and peaceful”, adding: “I hope he stays like this.” Louis is fifth in the line of succession to the British throne after his grandfather Prince Charles, his father William, George and Charlotte.

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    Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Britain's Prince George of Cambridge hold hands with their father, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge after the christening.

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    Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after the christening

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    From the royal family, the baptism was attended by William’s father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla; William’s brother Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan; plus Louis’ siblings George and Charlotte.

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    The younger sister of Kate, who is expecting her first child, showed off her baby bump in a baby blue dress.

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    Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews.

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    Prince Charles and Camilla

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    Michael and Carole Middleton, parents of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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    James Middleton, (R), brother of Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives for the christening.

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    The six godparents, who also attended with their spouses, are all friends or family of William and Kate.

Meghan is reportedly "at her wit's end" on the issue and feels betrayed that family members still speak to the press despite having asked them to remain private. The Duchess of Cambridge is said to be "sympathetic" to Meghan's ordeal.

Despite having "different characters," Kate has reached out to Meghan amid work commitments and raising three children. A source says they try to see each other at least once a week for tea at her Cambridge apartment with Prince William.

Kate has also offered some royal fashion pointers through London-based designers such as Emilia Wickstead. They have also spent time out together, bonding over the Wimbledon women's final last July 15, where Meghan's close friend Serena Williams was playing.

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