- Markle rejected the Queen's request to reconcile with her estranged father, per a new book.
- Her refusal left Prince Charles and the Queen "perplexed" by the situation, the book said.
- Markle has yet to this and other claims in the book by British biographer Tom Bower.
Meghan Markle rejected the Queen's request for her to fly to Mexico to reconcile with her estranged father, according to an upcoming book.
An excerpt of "Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War between the Windsors" by the British biographer Tom Bower was published by The Sunday Times newspaper.
It described the Queen and Prince Charles being "perplexed" after Markle turned down the opportunity to travel to patch things up with her father, who lives not far from the Mexico-California border.
Princes Charles had floated the idea, the book said, after a stay in Scotland in July 2018 with his wife Camilla, Prince Harry, and Markle.
The book said that Charles was growing increasingly annoyed by Thomas Markle at the time, who months earlier had dramatically backed of appearing at Harry and Markle's wedding in May 2018.
Per the book, Prince Charles asked: "Can't she just go and see him and make this stop?" This led to Charles and the Queen making such a request in a call with Markle and Harry, Bower wrote.
In response, per the book, Markle dismissed the plan as "completely unrealistic" to achieve without being found out and causing another embarrassing news cycle for the royals.
Markle reportedly complained that "they fundamentally don't understand" the situation, the book said.
Representatives for Markle, Buckingham Palace, and Charles's office, Clarence House, did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
Markle's representatives appear not to have commented on claims from the book to any outlet.