As Thomas Markle reportedly recovers from a stroke in a San Diego-area hospital, it’s not likely that his famously estranged daughter, Meghan Markle, will make the four-hour trip from Montecito to visit him, one royal expert says.
“Meghan hasn’t released any statement and I doubt she intends to go down there. That bridge is burned,” Duncan Larcombe, a royal author and former royal editor for the U.K. tabloid The Sun, said in an interview with the Daily Beast.
Another royal expert, society author and YouTuber Lady Colin Campbell, more cynically told the Daily Beast that the Duchess of Sussex might feel under pressure to at least make it appear that she was concerned about her 77-year-old father.
Campbell also suggested that Netflix, which is reportedly filming an “at-home” “docuseries” about Meghan and Prince Harry’s lives in California as part of its $100 million deal with the couple, may hope to shoot a dramatic scene of the duchess visiting her father in the hospital, Campbell said.
“If she’s clever, she will find a way to visit and reconcile,” Campbell said. “Let’s see if Netflix leans on her. They might well do so. Filthy lucre might work where decency failed.”
The comments from Larcombe and Campbell underscore the fierce debate between Meghan’s fans and critics that has erupted in the wake of Thomas Markle’s latest health crisis, the Daily Beast reported. On Tuesday, news broke that he had suffered a stroke, lost his ability to…