Meghan didn’t always have this kind of strained relationship with her father, Thomas Markle.
Before ever becoming an actress or even thinking of becoming a royal, the Duchess of Sussex had a pretty normal childhood. She has lots of childhood memories and traditions with both her father and her mother, Doria Ragland.
But one tradition in particular that stuck with her is a trip to her favorite restaurant with her dad.
Writing in her now-closed Instagram account, Meghan revealed: “I used to have lunch with my dad here after every tap & ballet class. Happy. Thank you. More please. #mussos #hollywood.”
The former Suits star wrote the caption alongside a black-and-white snap of the iconic restaurant Musso & Frank Grill located in Hollywood, California.
The restaurant, which is often called ‘the genesis of Hollywood’, first opened way back in 1919 as a classic New York-style bar and restaurant. It has the traditional steakhouse menu and has even been featured in several movies, such as Ocean’s Eleven and What Makes Sammy Run?
It is also popular amongst celebrities, as Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt visit often.
Meghan, 37, is a known foodie and even incorporated her love of food into her Suits role.
In an interview with Marie Claire in 2013, she said: “I love to cook. My character is a foodie because they know that I’m a foodie. I’m always on the quest to find amazing new restaurants and new recipes.”
She also used to regularly post delicious-looking photos of her meals on social media, with seafood making a big appearance.
It comes as no surprise that Meghan and her father used to hang out in Hollywood. The L.A.-born royal spent her childhood in the leafy suburb of Woodland Hills, an area filled with stars. Until her parents divorced.
Thomas worked as an award-winning lighting director, earning an Outstanding Achievement in Design Excellence Emmy for his work on TV shows, General Hospital and Married with Children. Meghan once described her dad as “the most hardworking father you can imagine.”