Royal biographer says Meghan Markle is 'playing a dangerous game' with her dad

The Duchess of Sussex has been urged to end the rift with Thomas Markle following his interview on Good Morning Britain which saw him claim his daughter has not spoken to him for months. Meghan should look to "build bridges" with her estranged father, biographer Robert Jobson said.

Jobson - who penned Charles at Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams - insisted Meghan could one day rue not reaching out to her father.

The writer said: "The TV interview on ITV GMB certainly won't heal the rift. I understand that many people who feel he is a sad and attention seeking figure. But I believe Meghan is playing a dangerous game.

"When you still have both parents alive you have no idea what it will be like living without one or both of them.

"Thomas Markle has been stupid and naive in his dealings with the media. But why should he be an expert. He is reaching out to her and sounded desperate.

"He is not in the best of health and I would urge Meghan to make contact with him and to try and build bridges. They have both made mistakes.

"Once he is gone, any tears that will flow will be seen as crocodile tears. She will regret not making contact it something happens to him. It's Christmas, send a card and tell him you hear him."

"But by the look of it his appeal will fall on deaf ears."

Meghan's dad pleaded with his daughter to get in touch during an interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on GMB.

The retired lighting director claimed Meghan has "ghosted" him following the royal wedding fallout in May.