This is why Meghan Markle's dad said she needs to stop whining

Once again, Meghan Markle and her estranged father, Thomas Markle, are making headlines. And this time, the Duchess of Sussex's father did not hold back. Ahead of the upcoming Aug. 11, 2020, release for the unofficial biography about Meghan and Prince Harry, Finding Freedom, Thomas warned his daughter and her hubby that they should stop "whining." Woah.

The pointed comment came after The Times and The Sunday Times began publishing excerpts of Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's book, revelations that appear to paint Meghan and Prince Harry in a sympathetic light. From an anecdote about Prince William and Kate Middleton supposedly being jealous of Meghan and Harry to a bit about Kate purportedly not showing Meghan the ins and outs of royal life, as noted in The Sunday Times, the book seemingly demonstrates the trials and tribulations the Duke and Duchess Sussex endured during their time as senior royals.

Although some suspect Meghan and Harry contributed to the book, as Page Six noted, the couple's spokesperson released a statement on July 25, 2020, arguing otherwise. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom," the rep said, according to BBC News. "This book is based on the authors' own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting."

So what's the problem here? Read on to learn why Meghan's daddio thinks his daughter is complaining.

Meghan Markle's father doesn't like 'what she's become'

In an exclusive interview with The Sunthe Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle, minced no words about his daughter and seemed to imply that Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's Finding Freedom is a bad look for her. "This is the worst time in the world for them to be whining and complaining about anything – because people everywhere are suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic," Thomas declared. He then took it one step further, adding, "I love my daughter but I really don't appreciate what she's become right now."

Of course, Meghan and Prince Harry have denied being interviewed for the book. And the couple's statement about it arguably isn't whiny — it simply clarified their involvement.

Either way, Thomas also seemed taken aback regarding the passages in the book that alleged that Harry and Meghan "rejected" arranging any sort of security for him after their romance became public knowledge. "The fact the royals advised them to get me help and they refused to do it is incredible news," he told The Sun.

Yikes. We knew things were tense between the father-daughter duo but, jeez. Is there any coming back from this? Here's to hoping that the Markles can eventually repair their broken relationship if that's what they both want.

The Queen might be upset about the new book

As it turns out, Thomas Markle isn't the only one who might have ruffled feathers about Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's tell-all about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. "It's going to open old wounds at a time when everyone wanted to move on," a source told Vanity Fair. "I think the person who will be most upset about it all is the Queen."

We don't know whether the Queen views the project as a platform for Meghan and Harry's complaints, although insiders suggest she was bothered when the couple launched their Sussex Royal website amid Megxit. "The family is very private and bringing it into the public domain, when they were told not to, hurt the Queen," a source told Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand in Finding Freedom, according to the Daily Mail. "It was laying out what the Sussexes wanted in a statement without consulting with Her Majesty first – and she's the head of the institution."

We can't help but wonder though — if Her Majesty is indeed annoyed with the book, will Thomas Markle also tell her to quit complaining, or will he politely keep mum? Our bets are on the latter — for obvious reasons.

Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry struggling in LA?

Around the time that Thomas Markle accused Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of whining, royal expert Katie Nicholl took to Entertainment Tonight to theorize about how the Duke of Sussex is doing with his transition to Los Angeles. "He has the added pressure of now having to forge a new life for himself in a country without an infrastructure, and without the level of support that he enjoyed when he was a prince of England," she told the outlet. "I think there is a great sense of trepidation for Prince Harry."

Nicholl added, "As much as he is optimistic about the future, I think he's nervous about the future as well. I think he is apprehensive. He doesn't have the same support, he doesn't have the same infrastructure. He doesn't have a clear plan ahead of him. And I think it is probably quite daunting for him."

We can only imagine what Thomas might have to say about Harry's alleged struggle to adapt. Overall, it sounds like this book is coming out during a tough time for everyone involved.