Most fathers would be proud that their child made the cover of Time magazine, but Thomas Markle isn’t like most fathers. Naturally, Meghan Markle’s father had his opinion about the Time100 cover. According to Fox News, Thomas is not “impressed” that his daughter Meghan and her husband Prince Harry were named part of the Time100 list of the world’s most influential people. Fox News showed a video of Thomas at a Los Angeles newsstand; when Meghan’s dad was asked why he didn’t buy the Time100 edition of the magazine, Thomas said, “Well that is only Time magazine’s opinion, there are far more influential people, like the queen.” Sure, Jan.
Meghan and Prince Harry were honored for their activism and philanthropy by their friend chef José Andrés, who is considered a hero in many circles for his work. Dolly Parton, an Olympic athlete, Dolly Parton, and Alexei Navalny are just a few of the others named to Time100. In his essay about the couple, chef Andrés wrote, “They turn compassion into boots on the ground through their Archewell Foundation. Hand in hand with nonprofit partners, they take risks to help communities in need.”
As mentioned, most fathers would be over the moon, but Meghan’s estranged father isn’t like most dads. We are so grateful Meghan has Doria as her mother.