Just when we thought Meghan Markle was getting settled into her new role, as Duchess of Sussex, her father steps forward with a statement not many saw coming! According to E!News, Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, has issued a statement saying, his daughter looks "terrified" on outings with her husband Prince Harry and other members of the royal family.

Leading up to the royal wedding, Meghan's father was photographed by paparazzi in his place of residence,Rosarito, Mexico, for staged photos. Thomas believes he is being "shunned" by Meghan and other members of the royal family after "made a profit on the staged pictures".

Since this incident and his heart surgery which caused him to miss his daughters wedding, he has not been able to contact her. According to E!News, Thomas says, "I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile. I've seen her smile for years. I know her smile. I don't like the one I'm seeing now. This one isn't even a stage smile—this is a pained smile." This is the longest Thomas has gone without speaking with his daughter. "My message [to her] would be, 'I love you, I miss you, I'm sorry for anything that went wrong,'" he said. "And I want to be her [future] child's grandfather and I want to be near them. I want to be a part of their life. I'd like to put our differences behind us and get together. I miss you very much."

Thomas went on to state the number he was given to contact his daughter does not work anymore. He just wishes he could make things right and move forward.

I don't know about you, but I sense some childish behavior that Meghan Markle is trying to rise above. OR maybe she is trying to start fresh and forget her past? There are so many speculations that can come from this! Towards the end of the statement Thomas states he wants his daughter to take care of him in his old age. It sounds like her father might be trying to ride on her coattails and those of the royal family.