Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle should ask the palace for help on how to deal with her family feud. Pictured: Markle visits the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equitation Sports on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a three day visit to the country. Getty Images/Hannah McKay-Pool

Meghan Markle should stop using the media without palace endorsements amid her ongoing family feud.

In the “Royals” podcast, Angela Mollard weighed in on the interview that Markle’s friends gave to People last month. She said that it was evident the Duchess of Sussex endorsed it. “Did she speak to the Kensington Palace press office – it would seem not. I don’t think they would endorse this decision… What it ultimately prompted, and what’s really disturbing, is that Thomas Markle Sr. then released the letter – it’s unprecedented,” she said.

Mollard added that Markle’s decision to allow her friends to speak on her behalf was unwise. But if she asked the palace for advice then things would have turned out differently.

The royal expert went on to criticize Thomas Markle and said that he slapped his daughter at the moment when she was most vulnerable. “Her father has clearly betrayed her, it’s so tawdry. It’s on the scale of Prince Charles and Camilla’s ‘Tampongate’ all those years ago,” she said.

Mollard also hoped that Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland, could step in during this difficult time and help both parties patch things up. According to Mollard, Ragland is a wise, strong and smart woman so if there is anyone who could get him to shut up, it would be her.

Two days ago, Samantha Markle’s interview with Channel 5 was released. Markle’s half-sister called Prince Harry’s wife heartless and said that it was the Duke of Sussex’s statement after the royal wedding that ignited their family’s feud.

But Phil Dampier, a royal expert, said that it is possible the Markles got upset with the royal couple because they were expecting to receive an invite to the royal wedding but they did not.

As of late, Markle has not also spoken with her half-sister. In her letter to their dad, she told Thomas that she barely knows Samantha, and this once again upset the latter.