Back in May, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in front of an audience of millions.
The newlywed phase is a famously happy time for any couple, and as a bonus, Meghan recently became royalty.
All-in-all a pretty solid summer for the former Suits actress.
Alas, her father, Thomas Markle, has devoted himself to raining on her parade the entire time.
In a seemingly endless series of interviews, Thomas has berated Meghan and attempted to destroy her carefully-cultivated public image.
Fortunately, most who are paying attention to the situation have been able to see through Thomas' desperate con game.
As for what he stands to gain from all of this aside from the money he gets from the shady media outlets he's been speaking to, that's anyone's guess.
As far as we can tell, Thomas is just a bitter SOB with an ax to grind -- and not surprisingly, his anger is beginning to take a major emotional toll on his daughter.
Now, a source tells London tabloid The Mirror that Meghan has enlisted some help in dealing with her idiot dad:
“Meghan is deeply hurt by what is happening and everything is being done behind the scenes to make sure her welfare is at the top of the agenda," says the insider.
"It’s an increasingly desperate situation and now it’s come down to three options being on the table."
Those options are as follows:
"Firstly, Meghan could contact her father straight away and appeal to him directly to ask him to stop hurting her, but right now she’s decided to cut him off," the source claims.
"There is a possibility an intermediary could meet with him and appeal to him to stop making such hurtful statements.
"The final option would be for Meghan to cut him off completely in the hope he will stop, but the situation is so precarious no one knows when that would be.”
According to Paul Dampier, a writer who has been covering the royal family for several decades, the feeling at Buckingham Palace is that the Thomas situation "has gotten out of control."
“If this carries on I wouldn’t be surprised if the Queen herself gets involved and bangs a few heads together.”
Yes, there have been rumblings that QE2 is threatening to get involved.
We assume those heads Dampier referred to will be knocking around in a bucket after the Queen separates them from their bodies.
Sure she hasn't beheaded anyone yet, but that's gotta be on her monarchical bucket list, and at 92 she really shouldn't go wasting any opportunities.
Seize the day! Yas, Queen!