Thomas Markle says Meghan is 'terrified' and 'under too much pressure'

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition

Prince Harry and Meghan visit Nelson Mandela tribute in London

Thomas Markle Sr, 73, has slammed the Royal Family in new claims that he believes daughter Meghan has been wearing a "fake smile" since her marriage to Prince Harry.

"I sent a text to my palace contact saying I would like to reach my daughter and got no reply", he continued. "All they have to do is speak to me". In May, several of her fellow actors, including Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty, Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, and Abigail Spencer, received invitations to the royal wedding-though, unfortunately, they didn't make the cut for the ultra-exclusive guest list for the evening wedding reception. "And maybe I can get a laugh out of the duchess". When asked about his daughter, he says: "my thing about my daughter right now is I think she is terrified".

'I've seen her smile for years.

Mandela and the Queen built up a firm friendship, with South Africa's former president calling her "Lizzie" according to his daughter Zindzi Mandela.

"I don't care whether she is p***** off at me or not. I don't like the one I'm seeing now", he said.

"It really worries me".

Thomas Markle, 73, is anxious his daughter, who recently married Prince Harry in a lavish ceremony, will freeze him out following the paparazzi photo scandal ahead of the nuptials.

The Duchess chats with Mandela's granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini Mandela during the visit. Nelson Mandela International Day is on July 18 Mandela's birthday. He was born in 1918 and died in 2013 at age 95

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Thomas has also noticed a difference in the way the 36 year old dresses and wonders why she would conform to the royals' "ridiculous" dress codes.

So yesterday we learned of Thomas Markle's fears that he may never see his daughter again. Eventually, it was announced he wouldn't attend because he was recovering from a heart attack.

In a July 15 interview with The Sun on Sunday, he said he has been "shunned" by the royal family due to earning from the pictures, where he appeared to be preparing for the wedding day.

The retired lighting director also made it clear he wanted to meet with the royal family. So, she was asking what sort of stuff should be doing, ' Richardson says.

"My message [to her] would be, 'I love you, I miss you, I'm sorry for anything that went wrong, '" he added.

And while this is a sweet gesture from a man who misses his child, I WISH he'd stop harping on to the press about it. Meghan's mother Doria Ragland would be her only family at the ceremony.

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