The Real Reason Thomas Markle Is Now Being Compared To Britney Spears

Thus far, 2022 has been quite an eventful year for power Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Vanity Fair reported that, in the past several months, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex have seemingly prioritized their philanthropic endeavors, embarking on a European press tour for the Invictus Games. 

The parents of Archie and Lilibet are keeping busy, returning to Manchester in September 2022 for the One Young World summit, where Meghan will be the keynote speaker (via Marie Claire). 

Though all seems well between Harry and Meghan, her estranged father, Thomas Markle Sr., is a different story. In her 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan discussed her relationship with her father, or lack thereof, publicly for the first time. She detailed the "betrayal" she felt when it was discovered that he was secretly working with the British tabloids. "I've lost my father," she said (via Us Weekly).

Because of his unpredictable actions, Thomas Sr. may soon be living a life similar to the one that Britney Spears spent more than the last decade trying to escape.

Thomas Markle Jr. is proposing that Thomas Markle Sr. get a conservatorship post-stroke

In May 2022, Thomas Markle Sr., infamously known for his strained relationship with daughter Meghan Markle, had a stroke, per Us Weekly. Now, months later, his son, Thomas Markle Jr. — Meghan's half-brother — is actively trying to place him in a conservatorship while he focuses on recovering from his various medical issues (via the Daily Mail). 

Similar to pop legend Britney Spears' 13-year conservatorship that ended in 2021, Thomas Jr. wants to be responsible for handling his father's business and legal matters. The Mirror reported that Thomas Jr. was motivated to suggest a conservatorship because he "wants to do the best for him by taking any stress away" amidst his health issues. The outlet claims that Thomas Jr. doesn't have any ulterior motives other than to help his father recover at his Mexico home.

Starting in 2008, Spears' conservatorship consisted of her father, Jamie Spears, being in charge of her person, and he took over the handling of her estate in 2019 (via Page Six).