Thomas Markle is now hosting a show with a photographer that targets Meghan and Doria

Thomas Markle shares a YouTube channel with a press photographer who visited Meghan Markle’s mother’s nearby house, even after her own past run-ins with the paparazzi.

Karl Larsen took a series of widely circulated photographs of Meghan and Prince Harry at the polo shirt on Saturday.

He also runs a critical YouTube channel about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with his co-host, Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle.

And Larsen visited the neighboring house of Meghan’s mother Doria when it was for sale, touring the backyard where he suggested he could hear children playing.

larsen said Newsweek he had no intention of suggesting that the children were the Sussex children, Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, and was only joking.

However, the saga echoes Thomas Markle’s own experiences with the paparazzi ahead of Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding in 2018.

The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey in her March 2021 story: “They’ve moved into the flat next door and across the street from him.”

Meghan Markle (M) Thomas Markle (L) Doria Ragland (R).
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Thomas Markle said to buy a house next to Meghan’s mother

Thomas Markle has suggested that Meghan and Harry may have left their children at home during their polo visit.

Larsen replied: “‘Or they were at Doria’s house because I have some news to tell you about Doria’s house. I was just driving by and noticed that the house next to Doria was not only at sell for 1.5 million dollars, but they were also having an open house when I drove by.

“‘And I thought of you and me, that we could come in together and buy the house next to Doria and we could do our show from LA instead of here, and then you’d be closer to your grandkids .'”

He added: “They [the neighbors] have a jacuzzi in the garden and I could hear the kids playing. I could hear children playing, there were no children in the yard where I was, but I could hear children playing.”

larsen said Newsweek: “Actually, I was laughing. I didn’t hear them [Archie and Lilibet]. I said I heard sounds of children. To be honest with you, I don’t want to push the rumor any further than it is. It was to make the show interesting actually.”

In relation to her photos of Meghan in a polo shirt, Larsen said Newsweek: “The polo match was a public event. Everyone was allowed to take pictures but no one came to take pictures. I wouldn’t have put my name in the picture if it was suspicious at all.”

Thomas Markle’s experience with intrusive paparazzi

Meghan described Thomas’ experiences with the paparazzi in her CBS story: “There was such an obsession with everything in my world, including finding my parents. And I did everything I could to protect them both in this media frenzy.

“But for over a year the British tabloids have been trying to find my father, offering people so much money to try and find his address.

“Once they did, I remember being told there was a big headline like ‘We found it’ or ‘We got it’. You’re talking about the dad of someone.

“And from there, the tabloids, they moved into the apartment next door and across from him, descended on this little town, which is giving him presents.”

Thomas Markle said Hello Brittany in June 2018, how the paparazzi photographed him in “pejorative” light: “They were taking pictures of my hand grabbing a beer; they were taking pictures of me getting in my car, taking out the trash, they were taking pictures of me buying toilets, making a fuss.

“They were taking all kinds of pictures of me, making me look negative.”

Thomas appeared uncomfortable in the segment with Larsen and poked holes in the plan to buy the house next to Doria before changing the subject.

However, Larsen said Newsweek the plan would have gone through if Meghan’s father had agreed: ‘It’s half a joke. I said it would be great, we could open [a] bed and breakfasts and invite people who like our YouTube channel to come and stay with us. I’m an entrepreneur, so… But of course, I was joking but yet if he was with all his might who wanted to do it, then it would happen.”

Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland
Doria Ragland arrives at St George’s Chapel for her daughter Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. Meghan is pictured at the 2020 Invictus Games The Hague on April 17, 2022.
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The paparazzi experiences of Doria Ragland

Meghan’s mother does not give interviews and is unlikely to publicly describe her own feelings about a press photographer friend of her ex-husband’s being inside the house next door to the his.

However, Meghan described Doria’s experiences with the paparazzi in an email to former Kensington Palace communications secretary Jason Knauf in November 2018.

She wrote: “Hope all is well – wanted to reach out over the weekend to set up a time to talk this week, but woke up to some sobering text messages from my mum saying she didn’t feel safe.”

She added that she wanted to meet with Knauf to discuss “a few things” and “most importantly come up with some sort of plan of action to keep my mom safe from blatant paps.”

The message was made public thanks to Meghan’s lawsuit against the British newspaper The Sunday Mail in November 2021.

She added in a witness statement to the court: “These [concerns] were triggered by paparazzi chasing her, stalking her at home and at work, and endangering her safety while she was driving.”

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