It seems barely a day can go by when Duchess Meghan isn't in the headlines.
And this week, it's her estranged father Thomas Markle making waves for his latest tell-all interview with Good Morning Britain.
In the eyebrow-raising chat, the retired lighting director claimed he had been "ghosted" and cut off from his daughter - despite his constant attempts to get in touch with her.
"Every day I try to text her. I just haven't received any comment back. I just keep asking her to respond back to me. I haven't got any response back. I've sent a letter as well," Thomas told the UK breakfast show.
"I'm very disappointed by it. I'm not sure why it's happening and I'm waiting, I'm reaching out," the 74-year-old said, before making a personal plea for The Queen to help mend their rift.
"I would appreciate anything she could do. I would think she would want to resolve family problems."
"All families, royal or otherwise, are the same and they should all be together – certainly around the holidays."
Thomas' latest tirade has reportedly left royal officials "enraged and yet exhausted" and they believe he's crossed a line by asking for The Queen to intervene.
"The Queen is a dignified woman. Even if she disagreed with the way her grandson's wife or indeed her staff were dealing with the matter, she would certainly not become involved on this level," a palace insider told The Mirror.
In the aftermath of Thomas' tell-all, the publication claims the Duchess has held "crisis talks" with her team to help troubleshoot how best to deal with her father.
"Even though the royal household is treating Meghan's fallout with her father as a private matter, concern is circling that the situation is reaching a crisis point," the insider explained.
According to Thomas, he'll be spending Christmas giving back to those less fortunate than him at the US and Mexican border.
"[I'll be] at the border giving candies and toys to a lot of children that have been neglected around this time of year," Thomas said.
While Thomas spends another holiday season without his daughter, Meghan will be spending her second Christmas with the Royal Family at The Queen's Sandringham estate.
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