The relative said it was unlikely they would speak to Meghan again
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An anonymous relative of Meghan Markle has claimed she "won't ever talk to her family again" due to the gulf in "social class" now between her and her family.
The unnamed insider said a reconciliation seems unlikely but added the family was "happy" for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and congratulated them on the birth of their daughter.
"We're clearly in different social classes and we won't ever talk again," they said.
"You shouldn't have to be someone you're not, or a certain class to be accepted and loved," the person added in an interview with Fox News.
They said the rift between Meghan and members of her family was "her choice" but that relatives would not "chase after someone someone who doesn't want to talk".
Meghan is known to have a close connection with is her mum Doria, who is believed to be living with the Sussexes at their $14m Montecito home.
Doria is the only member of the family Meghan is known to share a close relationship with
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It is not known whether she has close relationships with other members of her family. The duchess has not spoken to her dad Thomas Markle for three years.
She cut off contact with her father after he was caught staging paparazzi shots ahead of her royal wedding to Prince Harry in 2018, reports OK! magazine.
He has now begged for forgiveness for the "dumb mistake" in the trailer for an explosive 60 Minutes Australia interview.
In the clip, the 76-year-old says: "I made one dumb mistake. I'll be very disappointed if I don't get to hold my granddaughter."
The voiceover claims that Thomas is enacting a “desperate plea to be forgiven” after his misdemeanour prior to his daughter’s wedding in 2018.
But in a move which could damage his relationship with Meghan and Harry further, he also adds: “You want dirty laundry? This is the first time I’ve ever discussed these things.”
In a move which could damage his relationship with Meghan further, Thomas has threatened "dirty laundry"
(Image: Thomas Markle: My Story/Channel 5)
Thomas had posed in images supposedly getting ready for the royal wedding, including a tuxedo fitting and reading a book about Great Britain in an internet café.
He then stayed away on Harry and Meghan’s big day so as not to embarrass her further after receiving bad press following publication of the images.
Instead of proudly walking Meghan down the aisle, her father-in-law Prince Charles stepped in to take on the role.
Addressing her father’s behaviour towards her, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that she "genuinely can't imagine doing anything to intentionally cause pain" to her son Archie, whom her father has also never met.