The Mexican town that Meghan Markle's dad made famous around the world

Meghan Markle's life changed drastically when she married Prince Harry of England in 2018, and the routine of the locals in Mexico where her father lives also shook ever since.

Thomas Markle put Rosarito on the map since last year. The town with least population of the state of Baja California. Image: for illustration only, from Geograph
Thomas Markle put Rosarito on the map since last year. The town with least population of the state of Baja California. Image: for illustration only, from Geograph

The American Thomas Markle lives his retirement in the exclusive San Antonio del Mar subdivision in Rosarito, Baja California, north of the Mexican Republic.

With the scandal of the bad relationship between father and daughter, several English media followed the father-in-law of the prince to capture him in his daily life in Mexico. According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, he planned some photos where he saw his daughter in a computer of a local cybercafe.

The 'staging' that Thomas Markle prepared with the paparazzi involved local merchants from the city with the least population in the state of Baja California.

When Markle measured suits at a tailor shop, he chose a 17-year-old employee to take action, even though the young man did not know how to do it. "As I could, I measured it, while the other person went away and took the pictures, I feel they came more for the photos than for anything else, because he never came back," David Florez told AFP.

"I do not know if it attracts more tourism, but at least Rosarito is better known," said the young man who was involuntarily photographed.

Where in Mexico is Rosarito?

The presence of Mr Markle put Rosarito on the map and the inhabitants celebrated that the small city was on the news, and not because of insecurity. "I think that shows that Rosarito is not dangerous as they say, also here comes to rest famous people and I think that can bring us more tourism," said a young receptionist to AFP.

Rosarito at the head of the municipality of Playas de Rosarito, located on the Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula.

With a Mediterranean climate, it is famous for its tourist developments, beaches where you can surf, nightlife in the downtown area, and attractions such as the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ.

Rosarito was chosen in 1997 by Fox Studios when the studio bought a lot by the sea where they filmed "Titanic" by James Cameron. Dozens of Mexicans worked as extras in the legendary film, but the place was abandoned years later.

The Markle's relationship is still broken

A few days ago the details of a letter written by the Duchess of Sussex were published in which she told her father that she had broken her heart.

"I have only one father, please stop victimizing yourself through the media, so we can repair our relationship." However, they claim that the father's response was not what Meghan had expected since after writing another extensive letter, he ended up asking to have a picture taken together.

Friends of Meghan said that she felt that her dad was not listening to her and her answer was the opposite of what he said in the letter because he only asked her not to communicate through the media.

According to statements by a close friend of the British newspaper The Sunday Express, Meghan's father Markle does not support the idea of not being able to hug his grandson, so he will not rest until his bad relationship is corrected.

However, Meghan's relatives, who asked to remain anonymous to preserve their friendship, maintain that she made the right decision to distance herself from her father and stepbrothers after the royal wedding on May 18, 2018, as she has "silently endured" all his lies and false truths. "

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