Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle's Father Wiki: Age, Surgery, Family, Jewelers

Date: 16 May, 2018

Thomas Markle, Meghan Markle's Father Wiki: Age, Surgery, Family, Jewelers

Thomas Markle is known as the father of Meghan Markle, a retired American actress. He has been a headline on the tabloids after he revealed that he would be missing his daughter's wedding ceremony because of his heart surgery. Thomas is also a former television lighting director and has worked in iconic US shows Married with Children and General Hospital. Also, he has won a Daytime Emmy Award on a category of Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction for drama series, General Hospital.

Thomas To Miss Royal Wedding Of Daughter, Meghan Markle

Thomas will not be attending the royal wedding of his daughter Meghan Markle. He mentioned his heart surgery as the reason for not attending the wedding. He has surgery at 7:30 a.m on 16 May 2018, three days before Meghan's marriage.

In an interview with TMZ, on 15 May 2018, Thomas said, 

“They will go in and clear blockage, repair damage and put a stent where it is needed.”

Previously, Thomas reportedly wanted to go to his daughter's wedding after receiving lots of call and texts from his daughter. However, he changed his mind 24hrs after accepting his daughter's proposal to attend the Royal wedding. He said,

'I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle. Of course, I'd walk her down the aisle. This is a historic moment. I'd like to be a part of history.' 

Thomas had a heart attack a week ago, and a doctor told him that he needs immediate surgery as the attack has done severe damage. Also, he blamed his son Thomas for his health troubles.

Meghan's half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr. wrote a letter to Prince Harry saying it's 'not too late' to not marry his sister, Meghan. In the letter, he warned Prince Harry saying that Meghan is not the right woman for him. He further added,

"You and the royal family should put an end to this fake fairytale wedding before it’s too late."

A week later, Thomas apologized for his letter, begging Meghan to invite him to her wedding.

Meghan is set to exchanged wedding vows with Prince Harry on Saturday on 19 May 2018. None of the siblings from Meghan's family will be attending her wedding. Her step-sister, Samantha even had tweeted after her family was snubbed from the wedding. Meghan's mother, Doria is expected to attend the wedding. 

Megan's one of the favorite jewelers, Missoma, Zofia, Birks, and Natalie Marie is making fashion predictions for the upcoming big day.

Thomas' Married Life With Doria Ragland

Thomas met Doria Ragland, a yoga instructor, and social worker, in the late 1970's. The couple eventually fell in love and then got married on 23 December 1979.

After spending relishing time together, the pair later moved to Los Angeles. In 1981, Thomas and his wife, Doria welcomed their daughter Meghan. They were enjoying the moment with an adorable daughter, Meghan. Below is the photo of Thomas with his daughter. 

Meghan Markle shares childhood photo with dad, Thomas Markle (Photo: heavy.com)

But as time passed, the couple's sweet relationship turned sour. The pair parted their ways and had divorced in 1988. During that time, Meghan was only six years old.

Previously, Thomas was married to Roslyn A. Loveless, but their relationship didn't last long. With his ex-wife Roslyn, Thomas has two children, Samantha Grant Markle, and Thomas Markle Jr.

How Much Is Thomas Markle's Net Worth?

Thomas summoned prominent part of net worth from his job as lighting director in TV series. He derived his wealth from the famous and long-running TV series General Hospital (1979-1996) working as the lighting director. Thomas worked on few more TV series like Married with Children (1987-1996) and Top of the Heap (1991) as a cinematographer, which helped him increase his fortune. As of now, he is retired from his job as lighting director, so his net worth is decreasing to some extent.

In 2016, Thomas was filed for bankruptcy in charge of debts of $30,000, which is much less than the figure shown for his wife, Doria when she was filed for bankruptcy. Thomas was said to have tax debts of over $50,000.

Thomas's daughter Meghan Markle has accumulated the net worth of $5 Million being American actress, humanitarian, philanthropist, and model.

Short Bio

Thomas Markle was born to parents, Gordon Arnold Markle and Doris May Rita Sanders in 1945. He holds Caucasian ethnicity and stands at the height of 5' 7" m. His real name is Thomas W Markle Sr and is currently of age 73. He is currently residing in the coastal city of Rosarito Beach, Mexico, as per wiki.