Dad isn’t happy! Even though Meghan Markle and her father Thomas Markle are currently estranged, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t keeping up with all of the latest headlines and controversy surrounding his daughter. Now, according to the Daily Star Sunday, Thomas is upset with the way Meghan is being treated by royal “snobs” and he is telling royal fans how he really feels.

A friend of Thomas’ claimed that the 74-year-old “seething with anger” because he feels that Meghan is being subjected to “relentless criticism every time she says or does anything,” according to the Daily Star Sunday.

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One of Thomas’ close friends told the Daily Star Sunday that as her papa, Thomas is very protective and he gets upset when Meghan, 37, gets ripped apart by royal watchers.

“In less than a year, the outpouring of love has turned into a constant sniping at every little thing, even down to the clothes she wears,” the pal claimed Thomas said, according to the Daily Star Sunday. “What’s next? Is someone going to demand ‘Off with her head?'”

Meghan and her dad had a falling out earlier this year ever since he admittingly set up a string of paparazzi shots in order to drum up positive press for himself in the weeks leading up to Meghan’s royal wedding to Prince Harry. But just days before the wedding, Thomas suffered a heart attack and he was unable to attend his daughter’s wedding and he was not there to walk her down the aisle.

Over the summer, Thomas made many public pleas to his daughter in the media in the hopes that they would reconcile their relationship. Even though it seems like they are still estranged, Thomas is still upset about the negative press surrounding his daughter as she is pregnant and expecting her first child with her husband, Prince Harry.

“How could they be so cruel and heartless? It hurts me deeply that one of the sweetest young women anyone could hope to meet is being trashed and bashed at every turn by a British establishment hell-bent on belittling her,” a friend claimed Thomas said, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

“All this is happening when she’s expecting her first child. Instead of support, she’s getting nothing but flak from so-called Palace sources blowing nasty gossip and innuendo into huge so-called stories,” the pal claimed Thomas said. “They’re nothing but snobs and their behavior towards her is a disgrace.”