Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle won't talk about her dad in public anytime soon. Pictured: Markle attends day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Clive Mason

Meghan Markle has not released a statement regarding her dad, Thomas Markle Sr., even if the former lighting director has been holding interviews with the press.

Grant Harrold, a royal butler, told Express that Markle has been silent about her family issues not because of royal protocol but because it’s a private matter.

“This is a personal family matter, and I see no right in it being aired in the press at all. The Duchess of Sussex has quite rightly remained silent, as it has nothing to do with anyone but her paternal family. I am sure the Duchess of Sussex will be very tight-lipped over any family matters as any of us would be,” Harrold said.

But a source told US Weekly that it is also possible that Markle has not talked about her dad publicly because of some rules and regulations regarding the use of social media. Working royals are not allowed to have private social media accounts.

“She doesn’t have her own publicist, she can’t make any comments on Twitter and she can’t reach out to him to tell him to stop speaking to the press. Meghan’s father’s comments have an effect on everything,” the source said.

Thomas’ recent interview became as controversial as his previous discussions with the press when he mentioned Princess Diana. The 74-year-old said that the late Princess of Wales would’ve backed her. He also revealed that the Duchess of Sussex has cut him off completely.

“I used to have a phone number and text number for her personal aides at the palace, but after I said a few critical words about the royal family changing Meghan, they cut me off,” he said.

Amid all of the family issues Markle is facing, there’s one person that’s helping her other than Prince Harry. Kate Middleton has gone through some family problems in the past as well, and a source said that the Duchess of Cambridge understands what her sister-in-law is going through.

“She’s made a big effort to be kind to Meghan and look out for her,” the source told Vanity Fair.