Duchess Meghan didn’t let her father, Thomas Markle, in on the exciting news that she is expecting a baby with husband Prince Harry, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.
“Meghan did not tell Thomas Markle about the pregnancy,” the source told Us on Monday, October 15, just hours after the announcement. “He found out the same time as the rest of the world.”
Duchess Meghan’s strained relationship with her dad has made headlines over the past few months. The retired lighting director was caught staging paparazzi photos just days before the royal wedding in May, and did not attend the couple’s nuptials. Thomas has since spoken out on multiple occasions referring to the royal family as “cult-like” and “like Scientologists or the Stepford family.”
A source told Us in August that the mom-to-be “is still anxious” about her father, “wondering if this will go on forever.” The insider noted that Meghan is “worrying about when it will stop, or if it even will.”
The Suits alum, meanwhile, told her mom, Doria Ragland, “about the pregnancy immediately.”