- Markle has rejected the Queen’s request to reconcile with her estranged father, according to a new book.
- His refusal left Prince Charles and the Queen “perplexed” by the situation, according to the book.
- Markle has yet to make that statement and others in British biographer Tom Bower’s book.
Meghan Markle has turned down the Queen’s request to fly to Mexico to reconcile with her estranged father, according to a forthcoming book.
An excerpt from “Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War between the Windsors” by British biographer Tom Bower has been published by The Sunday Times newspaper.
He described the Queen and Prince Charles being “bewildered” after Markle turned down the opportunity to travel to work things out with her father, who lives not far from the Mexico-California border.
Princes Charles had floated the idea, according to the book, after a trip to Scotland in July 2018 with his wife Camilla, Prince Harry and Markle.
The book said Charles was growing increasingly annoyed with Thomas Markle at the time, who months earlier had significantly backed his appearance at Harry and Markle’s wedding in May 2018.
Thomas Markle appeared on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ in June of that year and a month later was interviewed by The Sun and the Daily Mail.
According to the book, Prince Charles asked, “Can’t she just go to him and make this stop?” This led Charles and the Queen to make such a request during a call with Markle and Harry, Bower wrote.
In response, according to the book, Markle dismissed the plan as “completely unrealistic” to go through undetected and sparking another embarrassing news cycle for the royal family.
Markle allegedly complained that “they basically don’t understand” the situation, according to the book.
Representatives for Markle, Buckingham Palace and Charles’ office, Clarence House, did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Representatives for Markle appear not to have commented on the book’s claims at any outlet.