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There’s nothing more pure than Meghan Markle’s dad reading this British picture book

Such a dad move.


Tess Cagle

Internet Culture

Published Apr 6, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 7:23 pm CDT

A certain future in-law to the Royal Family was caught doing some light research about the country his daughter will help rule one day, and Twitter thinks it’s fantastically hilarious.

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Thomas Markle, the father of Meghan Markle—the American actress who’s engaged to Prince Harry—was caught red-handed in his local Starbucks reading Images of Britain: A Pictorial Journey Through History.   

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Folks on Twitter thought it was extremely amusing. While Americans tended to think the photo was endearing, British users took it as an opportunity to make a swipe at Americans’ intellect.  

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It’s hard to say how Meghan feels about her dad becoming a meme since she reportedly deleted all of her social media accounts in January. Perhaps she’s just grateful to see the press turn their attention away from her single gray hair and toward her dad instead. We like to imagine he’s been texting her for days all the fun facts he’s been learning about Great Britain.

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We’re happy to report that Markle’s choice of research has 4.67 stars on Goodreads—the three whole readers who reviewed the book thought it was great. For under $5 on Amazon, fans of the Royal Family can catch up on their research, as well. 

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*First Published: Apr 6, 2018, 2:53 pm CDT