Meghan Markle Father Compares 'Cult' Royal Family to 'Scientologists or the Stepford Family'

Thomas Markle Compares the Royal Family to Scientology Cult
R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England. Markle's father compares the royal family to a cult. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Despite having vowed to stop discussing the royal family, Meghan Markle's father likened his daughter's in-laws to a cult during an interview with The Sun newspaper.

"They are either like Scientologists or the Stepford family," Thomas Markle said. "If they hear anybody say anything they just lock the doors. They need to speak up!"

Calling the royal family "cult-like," Thomas Markle suggested he still hasn't been able to reach the Duchess of Sussex because her new family operated like the Church of Scientology. "They are secretive," he said. "They close the door, pull the shades down and put their fingers in their ears so they don't have to hear."

He added: "Maybe they have a secret handshake too! You cannot ask a question of them—as they won't answer."

In a series of previous interviews, the 74-year-old retired Hollywood lighting director said he had not spoken to his daughter since she married Prince Harry in May. He suggested her phone number had changed since he last spoke with Meghan Markle, 37, telling The Sun in July this is "the longest time I have gone without speaking to her ever."

Markle claimed he was "done" talking about Queen Elizabeth II's family during a conversation with The Mail on Sunday earlier in the month.

"I'm not mad at Harry. I'm not mad at Meghan. I love them. I wish them well," Thomas Markle said. "But as for the rest of it, f**k it. I'm done."

Thomas Markle's incessant interviews were met with silence from the family from the first moment he made headlines for staging paparazzi photos ahead of his daughter's wedding, which he did not attend due to an open heart surgery he underwent just days before the event. The couple did issue a statement to inform the public of his absence from the ceremony.