Royal family is ‘frustrated’ with Meghan’s dad Thomas Markle

Two weeks after Thomas Markle Sr. sat down with Good Morning Britain for an unauthorized interview his daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, the retired lighting director spoke out yet again. This time he threw shade at Queen Elizabeth II to TMZ.

Following his latest debacle, sources reveal exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly that Markle Sr. is begging the Suits alum, 36, to forgive and forget. “Thomas adores his daughter and swears he never wanted attention from the interviews,” says a source close to the 73-year-old. “All he’s ever cared about is protecting Meghan.” Adds the insider, “He wants the royals to stand by his side, but of course so far they haven’t.”

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WIDNES, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
WIDNES, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Runcorn Train Station on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Runcorn Train Station on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
RUNCORN, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II is greeted with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Peter Byrne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WIDNES, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sits with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
WIDNES, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sits with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
WIDNES, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II stands and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
WIDNES, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sits and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sitts and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II stands with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sitts and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
WIDNES, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a visit to the Catalyst Museum by the Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widnes, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex. This is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
WIDNES, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a visit to the Catalyst Museum by the Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widnes, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex. This is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
RUNCORN, CHESHIRE, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive by Royal Train at Runcorn Station to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Peter Byrne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sits with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Children look on as Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for their visit to the Storyhouse on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the Storyhouse on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Chester Town Hall on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets the public as she and Queen Elizabeth II walk from Storyhouse to Chester Town Hall on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex. This is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair opened a road bridge in Widness, visited The Storyhouse in Chester ofllowed by the Town Hall. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets members of the public as she joins Queen Elizabeth II to walk from Storyhouse to Chester Town Hall on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex. This is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair opened a road bridge in Widness, visited The Storyhouse in Chester ofllowed by the Town Hall. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex waves as she joins Queen Elizabeth II to walk from Storyhouse to Chester Town Hall on June 14, 2018 in Chester, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex. This is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair opened a road bridge in Widness, visited The Storyhouse in Chester ofllowed by the Town Hall. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
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But any apology may fall on deaf ears. “Meghan hasn’t spoken to Thomas since the day after her wedding,” says a palace insider, adding the entire royal family is “frustrated” that Markle Sr. continues to talk to the press. “Thomas is walking a fine line,” warns another source. “This blabbing needs to stop if he wants to maintain any relationship with Harry and Meghan.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were blindsided by the June 18 sit-down on the British morning show. “The proper thing to do would have been to let Meghan and Kensington Palace know he was giving an interview,” a palace source previously told Us. “He already did damage before the wedding.”

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And it’s still uncertain if Markle will ever be granted access to his son-in-law, 33: “This will definitely have an effect on whether Harry meets Thomas or not now,” the second insider adds.

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton at the Royal Foundation Forum in London
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince William, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry, his fiancee Meghan Markle, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
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