Meghan Markle's first birthday gift as a royal revealed

Meghan Markle and Jilly Cooper

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It's understood Meghan's new sister-in-law, Kate Middleton has been a source of support and her confidant during the tabloid dramas.

Not satisfied, Markle Sr. said that he is being kept from his daughter by her new family and that they have not been allowed to speak for 10 weeks.

Meghan Markle may have been at the centre of a fairytale wedding this year when she Wednesday Prince Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex, but the former actor has endured her share of nightmares when it comes to her family.

Meghan with her father before marrying into the royal family.

Another insider added: "Kate's made a real effort to be kind to Meghan and to include her".

This latest revelation puts to bed any rumours that Kate has been feeling "threatened" by the latest addition to the Windsor clan.

The two duchesses' blossoming friendship was evident in pictures of them watching Wimbledon together earlier this month.

"What's sad is that some time in the next year Meghan and Harry will have a baby and I'll be a grandfather, and if we're not speaking I won't see my grandchild", Markle said.

The source said that on top of the pressures caused by her dad, she still has to maintain an "icy exterior of calm" and politely negotiate "mind-numbingly boring details" such as negotiating up to four different daily outfit changes with other members of the royal family, as they often change between meals.

Samantha Grant, 53, urged her half-sister Meghan to build bridges with her dad Thomas, whose health she claims has worsened over their apparent rift.

Meghan isn't the first royal to receive an animal-friendly gift. If it feels like everyone in the Markle family has taken their chance to bad-mouth both Meghan and the Royal Family in the press over the past year, it's because they have. He later pulled out of the wedding after he suffered a heart attack and has allegedly not had any contact with his daughter since. "She became the woman that she is today thanks to everything I did for her".

By now I think we can safely say that Thomas Markle qualifies as a toxic parent because while Markle's mom Doria Ragland, has been regal and classy and hush-hush about her daughter and son-in-law's private lives, Thomas Markle can't stop whining.

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