Meghan Markle cannot be blamed for not talking to her dad, Thomas Markle Sr., according to a royal expert.

In her article for Express, Ingrid Seward discussed Thomas’ recent claim that he reached out to the Duchess of Sussex many times but to no avail. The expert said that there is no written rule for any family member to speak to their relatives if they do not want to.

“Sometimes it is easier and less painful to cut them out altogether, which is exactly what Meghan has done,” she wrote.

Seward also talked about Princess Diana’s relationship with her mom, Frances Shand Kydd. Following the Princess of Wales’ separation from Prince Charles, Kydd criticized her daughter during her interviews. Princess Diana was so hurt by Kydd’s gesture that she decided to cut her out from her life.

In one of her previous interviews, Princess Diana said that she hates her mother for discussing her private life to the press. She also declared that she will never speak to her again. According to Seward, Markle is now faced with a similar situation.

The “Suits” alum reportedly no longer trusts her dad so she may not have the desire to call him or talk to him. Seward said that it is possible for Markle to think that details about their private conversations will be disclosed to the world because Thomas regularly gives interviews.

However, even though Markle may no longer trust her dad, Seward is still wondering why she and Prince Harry never talked to the former lighting director before the royal couple tied the knot. If they reached out to him, the current rift may have already ended months ago.

Seward said that Markle may fly to Mexico to talk to her dad, but this is something that she won’t do at the moment.

“It won’t happen though, and in the meantime, the fallout damage is not good for the monarchy. It is not good for Meghan and it is not good for her dad,” she concluded.

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Meghan Markle shouldn't be forced to talk to her dad. Pictured: Markle visits the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how funds raised by the 'Together: Our Community' Cookbook are making a difference at Al Manaar, North Kensington on November 21, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Jack Taylor